ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Interior Secretary, Khwaja Siddique Akbar, and his Indian counterpart, Home Secretary RK Singh, met in Islamabad today to finalise major changes in their decades-old existing strict bilateral ‘visa regime, over a two-day period.
These talks aim at finalising drafts on easing the visa policy and providing facilities to the citizens of both countries. A ‘liberal’ visa policy will be set for senior citizens and traders in particular.
Amongst the issues being discussed policies on immigration, barter trade and exchange of prisoners will also be finalised.
The Indian home secretary expressed dissatisfaction over Pakistan’s investigation into the 2008 Mumbai attacks and said that many of those involved in the incident have not been brought to courts yet.
He added that both the countries should play their roles in ensuring peace in the region.
On the second day of negotiations, a joint statement will be issued.
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