Pakistan likely to issue electronic visas soon, says Ahsan Iqbal

By APP
Published: February 13, 2018
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Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal. PHOTO: REUTERS

Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON: Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal said on Monday Pakistan is contemplating issuing electronic visas to facilitate genuine investors and visitors.

“We are in consultation with the foreign office in this regard,” Iqbal told members of Pakistani community at the high commission in London.

The minister hoped the measure will make the country one of the best investment and tourist destinations.

On a question relating to occupied Kashmir, Iqbal said the people of the held valley are facing the worst kind of atrocities at the hands of Indian forces. He called upon the international community, including the UK, to play their vital role in delivering justice.

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Ahsan Iqbal told the Pakistani diaspora that the country has now become one of the best destinations for investors with an attractive market of 207 million people and an emerging middle class.

He urged upon them to take into account investment opportunities in various parts of the economy, including the information technology sector. Overseas Pakistanis can play their vital role in the socio-economic development of the country.

The minister said that Pakistan was now a strong and stable democracy and stressed the need for political stability and continuity of policies for the prosperity of the country.

Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner to United Kingdom (UK) Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri , Members of the UK Parliament Illyas Amin Qureshi and Muhammad Yasin, officials of Pakistan High Commission (PHC), a large number of British-Pakistanis, and journalists, attended the reception.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Rahul
    Feb 13, 2018 - 8:34PM

    “Interi­or minist­er urges intern­ationa­l commun­ity to take notice of Indian atroci­ties in held Kashmi­r”

    The international community needs our business. They will never take notice. Sorry but no cigar.Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Feb 13, 2018 - 9:36PM

    One of the ways one can control the masses is to restrict their interaction with the rest of the world, or stop the rest of the world from interacting with them. Pakistani civilian leadership is on a correct path. More foreigners will mean increased civilian supremacy over the course of several years.Recommend

  • James
    Feb 13, 2018 - 10:27PM

    Impressive move. Amazing vision. Ahsan rahim iqbal has a vision. Its great to see this person implementing it. Unfortunately all other leaders have no vision for growth and hi-tech future.

    Remaining issues.

    Suparco is dead where as future belong to space technology. Those will rule the world who will rule tje space.
    Pakistan does not have international payment gateway or paypal alternative.
    Pakistan needs a stable IT infrastructure.
    Pakistan need visa free travel agreement with belarus and many other countries. It will make Pakistan passport a demanding document.
    Human right and Police system needs updating. Simply copy UK Police model as its the best in the world.

    Good luck PakistanRecommend

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