India visa: All Pakistanis must have NoC

Every Pakistani who wishes to visit India will have to obtain a No Objection Certificate from the Interior Ministry.

Express February 25, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Every Pakistani who wishes to visit India will have to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NoC) from the Ministry of Interior, according to an official statement issued here on Thursday.

The decision was taken in an inter-ministerial meeting to regulate visits abroad of public servants, artists and journalists in the interest of Pakistan’s security and to safeguard the country’s prestige.

Federal Minister for Interior Rehman Malik chaired the meeting. The order will be implemented with effect from March 15 this year. In this regard, the government issued the instructions in consultation with the Ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Culture, Education and Information and Broadcasting.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 25th, 2011.

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chandran | 9 years ago | Reply | Recommend pakisthan is our divided or partioned home and so both side interior ministry has to say about the people movement cross the border(pakisthan is not a fully soverin country for indians but we agree with the political border and other things culture,language,history are the same) It is welcome move by Malik
ram | 9 years ago | Reply | Recommend When Pakistan government has imposed a NOC, the Indian government has dispensed with home ministry's clearance for those pakistanis who are regular / frequent visitors to India? What a contrast?
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