Pakistan to Announce Relaxed Visa Policy for Afghan Nationals – Research Snipers

Pakistan to Announce Relaxed Visa Policy for Afghan Nationals

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For the Afghan nationals, Pakistan will announce a relaxed visa policy. This is especially for the students, businessmen, investors, and patients. It was revealed by Pakistan’s ambassador-designate to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan.

According to Mansoor, the new policy aims to facilitate a lot of people in Afghanistan who wish to visit Pakistan for business, study, and medical purposes.

Mansoor said, “The government of Pakistan is committed to ensure more facilities to Afghan nationals. The main focus is on easing the visa system and facilitating businessmen.”

Mansoor is a senior Pakistani diplomat. He was the director-general of the Afghan Desk at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the ambassador to Austria. Before his departure to Kabul, the ambassador said that he will give emphasis on promoting cooperation in different sectors including education, science and technology, and youth affairs.

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Before his departure, Mansoor met with President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and other officials.

He said, “I have assumed office after getting special directives from the leaders who all underscored the need for strong relations with Afghanistan.”

He said that as an ambassador it is his responsibility to provide facilities to the Afghans especially students, youth, and businessmen. A Pakistani official who drafted the new visa policy for Afghanistan stated that the proposals are final and they will be sent for approval to the federal cabinet.

He said, “There is also a proposal to end the monthly mandatory exit and re-entry for Afghans, who will have long-term visas.”

via Tribune

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