Indo-Pak visa procedures to be further simplified, says Salman Bashir
New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir disclosed that while the India-Pakistan visa agreement has been implemented by Pakistan, steps would be taken by his country to simplify the modalities to ease the process of acquiring a visa.
Addressing the media here, Salman Bashir said: “Although the new visa agreement is being implemented now, there are certainly more that can be done, even within the context of present new visa agreement to simplify the modalities.” He assured that he would make sure that the time taken to issue a visa would be minimized and the procedure would be further simplified.
“I am told that probably we are taking less time; maybe the visas are being issued in two or three days or less and of course there would be more efforts put in by us, in terms of improving our process of visa facilities in Delhi,” he said.
“Certainly, the intention is to be as facilitative as possible. The idea is to have as many contacts, people to people, business to business level and if we are able to facilitate that, then it makes sense,” he added.
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