Pakistan abolishes visa fee for Afghan nationals


ISLAMABAD – Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday that visa fee for people coming from Afghanistan has been abolished.

He revealed it while briefing media about the decisions taken by the federal cabinet in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Minister said it was also approved to include Afghan traders to the Pakistan visa list. He said that Pakistan wanted to encourage the legal entry of Afghan citizens to Pakistan.

Chaudhry said that foreigners working on various projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) have been granted online visa facility.

He further said that the cabinet has approved renewal of K-2 Airways’ license and approved issuance of licence to Air Sial.

He said the cabinet was also briefed on use of Electronic Voting Machines and granting of voting rights to overseas Pakistanis.

He said the cabinet also offered Fateha for the departed soul of nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan.

The cabinet also approved the establishment of Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority to portray true picture of Islam as per teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

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