PM Imran Khan to announce new visa policy today
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan will announce a new visa policy for 190 countries to promote tourism and investments in the country on Thursday.
Talking to the media with Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Media Iftikhar Durrani in Islamabad, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Ch said that initially e-visa facility will be given to five countries, which include Turkey, China, Malaysia, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates and later on it will be extended to 170 countries.
He said that 90 countries will be offered business visa, while 55 states will be granted visa on arrival.
Fawad Chaudhry said that journalists’ visa policy is also being worked out to facilitate western journalists, which will have reciprocal effect for Pakistani media persons.
He said visa fee has been reduced significantly to attract more and more tourists to Pakistan.
The minister said that the government is writing to the Indian Embassy to grant visas to Pakistani journalists who want to cover the coming general elections in India.
“The passenger identification system for e-visa facility has been installed at Karachi and Lahore airports, while it will be also be installed at other airports of the country later,” he added.