Wednesday, January 20, 2021

No Change In Visa Policy For Jammu & Kashmir Residents – Pakistan Foreign Office

Pakistan foreign office has rejected baseless media reports regarding the change in its visa policy for the resident of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui, “Media reports, which appeared in a section of media, about changes in Pakistani visa for residents of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, are completely baseless and incorrect.

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Pakistan High Commission continues to issue visas to residents of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the visa policy of the government and related bilateral agreements between Pakistan and India. There has been no change in the visa policy for residents of Jammu and Kashmir.”

According to the statement, the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi is already taking into consideration the “peculiar humanitarian situation” in the occupied region while approving the visa applications for the resident of J&K.

“The High Commission is making all efforts to facilitate as much as possible, the genuine visa applicants, particularly those from IoJ&K,” said Farooqui, adding that those who fulfill the visa requirements continue to be issued visas as quickly as possible.

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