Committee formed to overhaul Pakistan’s visa policy for tourism, investment

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted a high-level committee to overhaul the visa policy of Pakistan so that tourism and foreign investments could be encouraged.

The first session of the newly formed committee was held on Monday under the chairmanship of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. The meeting was attended by Special Advisor to PM on National Security Moeed Yusuf and Adviser to PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood.

Stressing the need to realise the potential of tourism and investment in Pakistan, Qureshi said that the committee would strive to make the e-visa policy more effective and result-oriented, besides presenting its recommendations to the federal cabinet for approval.

The National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) chairman on the occasion briefed the meeting on the huddles being faced in the country’s visa policy. He informed that the e-visa policy has been functional for the past one-and-a-half-year in Pakistan.

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