Pakistan, India begin talks on ‘liberal’ visa regime

Talks aim at finali­sing drafts on easing the visa policy and provid­ing facili­ties to citize­ns of both...


Web Desk May 24, 2012

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.

COMMENTS (31)

Moko | 9 years ago | Reply

'Aman ki asha' should have been called as 'Chayn ki asha'. It is too much to expect 'Aman' but atleast can we have some 'chayn' - some silence between the two adversaries. That will be enough.

Adeel Syed | 9 years ago | Reply

On one hand we are shouting slogans of Aman ki Asha and then we have Indian trolls making hateful comments on it. It is true we can never be friends.. with friends like these who needs enemies.

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