Pakistan’s ministry of foreign affairs on Sunday (Dec 22) rejected media reports and made it clear that there is no change in visa policy for residents of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
“Media reports, which appeared in a section of media, about changes in Pakistan’s visa policy for residents of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, are completely baseless and incorrect,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said in a statement.
“Pakistan High Commission continues to issue visas to residents of Indian Occupied 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 Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir”, the statement added.
The High Commission for Pakistan, New Delhi is also taking into cognizance the peculiar humanitarian situation, post August 5, in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir while deciding on visa applications for the residents of the region. “The High Commission is making all efforts to facilitate as much as possible, the genuine visa applicants, particularly those from IoJ&K. Those who fulfill the visa requirements continue to be issued visas as quickly as possible”.
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