It was announced by the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain that the No Objection Certificate (NOC) condition will be abolished for the foreign tourists visiting Pakistan. Under the new visa regime the NOC requirement has been ended.
According to a tweet by Chaudhry Fawad Hussain the visa policy has been relaxed following the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
This is a landmark decision and it will make Pakistan one of the most favorite destinations for tourists.
The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting tweeted, “Another landmark achieved, NOC regime for foreigners comes to an end, ImranKhanPTI vision is to make Pakistan a heaven for tourists and following new visa regime this important policy decision of ending NOC requirements is a leap forward.”
A notification was issued by the minister that said, “Free movement of foreigners shall be allowed in Open Cantonments except prohibited and restricted areas with visible signboards. The Border crossings will be open and non-restricted”.
Adding, “AJK & Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral shall be non-restricted / non-prohibited except: Pak-China Border, 10 miles; Pak-Afgha Border (Wakhan Corridor), 10 miles; AJ&K (along LoC), 05 miles; GB (along LoC), 05 miles; Siachen (along Line of Actual COntact), 10 miles.”