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Pakistan plans to relax visa policy in bid to revive tourism


Former Real Madrid soccer stars Kaka of Brazil and Portuguese playmaker Luis Figo were recently denied visas to the country for a promotional visit, Pakistan's information minister said, highlighting the nation's laborious visa process.

A man rides the chair lift at the ski resort in Malam Jabba, Pakistan February 7, 2017. (Reuters Archive)
Pakistan is planning to ease visa restrictions for visitors from 55 countries, including most European nations, in a bid to revive tourism that was devastated by militant violence in the fallout from the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

"We are reviewing our visa policies. We are trying to bring 55 countries into a visa-free region, which includes most of the European countries," Pakistan's information minister, Fawad Chaudhry, told Reuters.

That comes after Portugal this month declared Pakistan safe for travel, while France has also relaxed its advisory on travel to the South Asian nation

"I'm happy our (travel) advisories are changing," said Chaudhry.

Potentially restarting tourism has been one of the most talked about parts of new Prime Minister Imran Khan's push to create a welfare state in Pakistan, but visitors to the country often complain of an arduous visa process.

Former Real Madrid soccer stars Kaka of Brazil and Portuguese playmaker Luis Figo were recently denied visas to the country for a promotional visit, Chaudhry said, highlighting the nation's laborious visa process.

"We refused a visa to Kaka and Figo. Can you believe that? I called the section officer and he never heard of ... Kaka," Chaudhry said, laughing.

"I spoke to the interior secretary yesterday and gave him a piece of my mind."

Pakistan was last a prominent tourist destination in the 1970s when the "hippie trail" brought Western travellers through the apricot and walnut orchards of the Swat Valley and Kashmir on their way to India and Nepal.

Since then, a deteriorating security situation and the imposition of a harsh interpretation of Islamic laws has chipped away at the number of visitors.

Following Pakistan's participation in the Afghan war of the 1980s and then US-led invasion of Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington, the country was rocked by a decade of regular large-scale militant attacks.

Security has since improved dramatically, with militant attacks down sharply in the mainly Muslim country of 208 million people.

British Airways on Tuesday announced it would resume flights to Pakistan next year after a 10-year absence that followed a major hotel bombing, becoming the first Western airline to restart such flights.


https://www.trtworld.com/asia/pakistan-plans-to-relax-visa-policy-in-bid-to-revive-tourism-22731

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atleast 100 countries should be visa on arrival . so other countries will also open visa for us
our visa policy should be like this
Afghanistan - strict visa required
Albania-visa on arrival
Algeria-visa on arrival
Andorra-visa on arrival
Angola-strict visa required-visa on arrival
Anguilla-visa on arrival
Antigua & Barbuda-visa on arrival
Argentina-visa on arrival
Armenia-visa on arrival
Australia -visa free entry
Austria-visa free entry
Azerbaijan-visa on arrival
Bahamas-visa on arrival
Bahrain-visa free entry
Bangladesh -strict visa required
Barbados-visa on arrival
Belarus-visa on arrival
Belgium-visa free entry
Belize-visa on arrival
Benin-visa on arrival
Bermuda-visa on arrival
Bhutan-strict visa required
Bolivia-visa on arrival
Bosnia & Herzegovina-visa on arrival
Botswana-visa on arrival
Brazil-visa on arrival
Brunei Darussalam-visa on arrival
Bulgaria-visa on arrival
Burkina Faso-visa on arrival
Burundi-visa on arrival
Cambodia-visa on arrival
Cameroon-visa on arrival
Canada-visa free entry
Cape Verde-visa on arrival
Cayman Islands-visa on arrival
Central African Republic
Chad-strict visa required
Chile-visa free entry
China-visa free entry
China - Hong Kong / Macau-visa free entry
Colombia-visa on arrival
Comoros-visa on arrival
Congo- strict visa required
Congo, Democratic Republic of (DRC)-visa on arrival
Costa Rica-visa on arrival
Croatia-visa on arrival
Cuba-visa on arrival
Cyprus-visa free entry
Czech Republic-visa free entry
Denmark-visa free entry
Djibouti-strict visa required
Dominica-visa on arrival
Dominican Republic-visa on arrival
Ecuador-visa on arrival
Egypt-visa on arrival
El Salvador-visa on arrival
Equatorial Guinea-visa on arrival
Eritrea-strict visa required
Estonia-visa on arrival
Ethiopia-strict visa required
Fiji-visa free entry
Finland-visa free entry
France-visa free entry
French Guiana-visa free entry
Gabon-visa on arrival
Gambia-strict visa required
Georgiavisa on arrival
Germany-visa free entry
Ghana-strict visa required
Great Britain-visa free entry
Greece-visa free entry
Grenada-visa on arrival
Guadeloupe-visa on arrival
Guatemala-visa on arrival
Guinea-visa on arrival
Guinea-Bissau-visa on arrival
Guyana-visa on arrival
Haiti-strict visa required
Honduras-visa on arrival
Hungary-visa free entry
Iceland-visa free entry
India-strict visa required
Indonesia-visa on arrival
Iran-visa on arrival
Iraq-strict visa required
Israel and the Occupied Territories - visa banned
Italy-visa free entry
Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire)-strict visa required
Jamaica-visa on arrival
Japan-visa free entry
Jordan-visa on arrival
Kazakhstan-visa on arrival
Kenya-strict visa required
Korea, Democratic Republic of (North Korea)-strict visa required
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
Kosovo-visa on arrival
Kuwait-visa free entry
Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)-visa on arrival
Laos-visa on arrival
Latvia-visa on arrival
Lebanon-visa on arrival
Lesotho-visa on arrival
Liberia-strict visa required
Libya-strict visa required
Liechtenstein-visa on arrival
Lithuania-visa free entry
Luxembourg-visa free entry
Macedonia, Republic of
Madagascar-visa on arrival
Malawi-visa on arrival
Malaysia-visa free entry
Maldives-strict visa required
Mali-visa on arrival
Malta-visa on arrival
Martinique-visa on arrival
Mauritania-strict visa required
Mauritius-strict visa required
Mayotte-visa on arrival
Mexico-visa on arrival
Moldova, Republic of-visa on arrival
Monaco-visa on arrival
Mongolia-visa on arrival
Montenegro-visa on arrival
Montserrat-visa on arrival
Morocco-visa on arrival
Mozambique-strict visa required
Myanmar/Burma-strict visa required
Namibia-strict visa required
Nepal-strict visa required
New Zealand - visa free entry
Nicaragua-strict visa required
Niger-strict visa required
Nigeria-strict visa required
Norway- visa free entry
Oman- visa free entry
Pacific Islands-visa on arrival
Panama-visa on arrival
Papua New Guinea-visa on arrival
Paraguay-visa on arrival
Peru-visa on arrival
Philippines-visa on arrival
Poland- visa free entry
Portugal- visa free entry
Puerto Rico-visa on arrival
Qatar- visa free entry
Reunion-visa on arrival
Romania-visa on arrival
Russian Federation-visa free entry
Rwanda-strict visa required
Saint Kitts and Nevis-visa on arrival
Saint Lucia-visa on arrival
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-visa on arrival
Samoa-visa on arrival
Sao Tome and Principe-visa free entry
Saudi Arabia- visa free entry
Senegal-visa on arrival
Serbia-visa on arrival
Seychelles-visa on arrival
Sierra Leone-strict visa required
Singapore- visa free entry
Slovak Republic (Slovakia)
Slovenia-visa on arrival
Solomon Islands-visa on arrival
Somalia-strict visa required
South Africa-visa on arrival
South Sudan-strict visa required
Spain- visa free entry
Sri Lanka-visa on arrival
Sudan-strict visa required
Suriname-strict visa required
Swaziland-strict visa required
Sweden- visa free entry
Switzerland- visa free entry
Syria-strict visa required
Tajikistan-visa on arrival
Tanzania-visa on arrival
Thailand-visa on arrival
Netherlands- visa free entry
Timor Leste-visa on arrival
Togo-strict visa required
Trinidad & Tobago-visa on arrival
Tunisia-visa on arrival
Turkey- visa free entry
Turkmenistan-visa on arrival
Turks & Caicos Islands-visa on arrival
Uganda-strict visa required
Ukraine-visa on arrival
United Arab Emirates - visa free entry
United States of America (USA) -strict visa required
Uruguay-visa on arrival
Uzbekistan-visa on arrival
Venezuela-visa on arrival
Vietnam-visa on arrival
Virgin Islands (UK)-visa on arrival
Virgin Islands (US) -visa on arrival
Yemen-strict visa required
Zambia-strict visa required
Zimbabwe-strict visa required
 

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@jamahir , @Nilgiri , i hope they include India too, won’t happen though.
It won't happen in near future...

atleast 100 countries should be visa on arrival . so other countries will also open visa for us
our visa policy should be like this
Afghanistan - strict visa required
Albania-visa on arrival
Algeria-visa on arrival
Andorra-visa on arrival
Angola-strict visa required-visa on arrival
Anguilla-visa on arrival
Antigua & Barbuda-visa on arrival
Argentina-visa on arrival
Armenia-visa on arrival
Australia -visa free entry
Austria-visa free entry
Azerbaijan-visa on arrival
Bahamas-visa on arrival
Bahrain-visa free entry
Bangladesh -strict visa required
Barbados-visa on arrival
Belarus-visa on arrival
Belgium-visa free entry
Belize-visa on arrival
Benin-visa on arrival
Bermuda-visa on arrival
Bhutan-strict visa required
Bolivia-visa on arrival
Bosnia & Herzegovina-visa on arrival
Botswana-visa on arrival
Brazil-visa on arrival
Brunei Darussalam-visa on arrival
Bulgaria-visa on arrival
Burkina Faso-visa on arrival
Burundi-visa on arrival
Cambodia-visa on arrival
Cameroon-visa on arrival
Canada-visa free entry
Cape Verde-visa on arrival
Cayman Islands-visa on arrival
Central African Republic
Chad-strict visa required
Chile-visa free entry
China-visa free entry
China - Hong Kong / Macau-visa free entry
Colombia-visa on arrival
Comoros-visa on arrival
Congo- strict visa required
Congo, Democratic Republic of (DRC)-visa on arrival
Costa Rica-visa on arrival
Croatia-visa on arrival
Cuba-visa on arrival
Cyprus-visa free entry
Czech Republic-visa free entry
Denmark-visa free entry
Djibouti-strict visa required
Dominica-visa on arrival
Dominican Republic-visa on arrival
Ecuador-visa on arrival
Egypt-visa on arrival
El Salvador-visa on arrival
Equatorial Guinea-visa on arrival
Eritrea-strict visa required
Estonia-visa on arrival
Ethiopia-strict visa required
Fiji-visa free entry
Finland-visa free entry
France-visa free entry
French Guiana-visa free entry
Gabon-visa on arrival
Gambia-strict visa required
Georgiavisa on arrival
Germany-visa free entry
Ghana-strict visa required
Great Britain-visa free entry
Greece-visa free entry
Grenada-visa on arrival
Guadeloupe-visa on arrival
Guatemala-visa on arrival
Guinea-visa on arrival
Guinea-Bissau-visa on arrival
Guyana-visa on arrival
Haiti-strict visa required
Honduras-visa on arrival
Hungary-visa free entry
Iceland-visa free entry
India-strict visa required
Indonesia-visa on arrival
Iran-visa on arrival
Iraq-strict visa required
Israel and the Occupied Territories - visa banned
Italy-visa free entry
Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire)-strict visa required
Jamaica-visa on arrival
Japan-visa free entry
Jordan-visa on arrival
Kazakhstan-visa on arrival
Kenya-strict visa required
Korea, Democratic Republic of (North Korea)-strict visa required
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
Kosovo-visa on arrival
Kuwait-visa free entry
Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)-visa on arrival
Laos-visa on arrival
Latvia-visa on arrival
Lebanon-visa on arrival
Lesotho-visa on arrival
Liberia-strict visa required
Libya-strict visa required
Liechtenstein-visa on arrival
Lithuania-visa free entry
Luxembourg-visa free entry
Macedonia, Republic of
Madagascar-visa on arrival
Malawi-visa on arrival
Malaysia-visa free entry
Maldives-strict visa required
Mali-visa on arrival
Malta-visa on arrival
Martinique-visa on arrival
Mauritania-strict visa required
Mauritius-strict visa required
Mayotte-visa on arrival
Mexico-visa on arrival
Moldova, Republic of-visa on arrival
Monaco-visa on arrival
Mongolia-visa on arrival
Montenegro-visa on arrival
Montserrat-visa on arrival
Morocco-visa on arrival
Mozambique-strict visa required
Myanmar/Burma-strict visa required
Namibia-strict visa required
Nepal-strict visa required
New Zealand - visa free entry
Nicaragua-strict visa required
Niger-strict visa required
Nigeria-strict visa required
Norway- visa free entry
Oman- visa free entry
Pacific Islands-visa on arrival
Panama-visa on arrival
Papua New Guinea-visa on arrival
Paraguay-visa on arrival
Peru-visa on arrival
Philippines-visa on arrival
Poland- visa free entry
Portugal- visa free entry
Puerto Rico-visa on arrival
Qatar- visa free entry
Reunion-visa on arrival
Romania-visa on arrival
Russian Federation-visa free entry
Rwanda-strict visa required
Saint Kitts and Nevis-visa on arrival
Saint Lucia-visa on arrival
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-visa on arrival
Samoa-visa on arrival
Sao Tome and Principe-visa free entry
Saudi Arabia- visa free entry
Senegal-visa on arrival
Serbia-visa on arrival
Seychelles-visa on arrival
Sierra Leone-strict visa required
Singapore- visa free entry
Slovak Republic (Slovakia)
Slovenia-visa on arrival
Solomon Islands-visa on arrival
Somalia-strict visa required
South Africa-visa on arrival
South Sudan-strict visa required
Spain- visa free entry
Sri Lanka-visa on arrival
Sudan-strict visa required
Suriname-strict visa required
Swaziland-strict visa required
Sweden- visa free entry
Switzerland- visa free entry
Syria-strict visa required
Tajikistan-visa on arrival
Tanzania-visa on arrival
Thailand-visa on arrival
Netherlands- visa free entry
Timor Leste-visa on arrival
Togo-strict visa required
Trinidad & Tobago-visa on arrival
Tunisia-visa on arrival
Turkey- visa free entry
Turkmenistan-visa on arrival
Turks & Caicos Islands-visa on arrival
Uganda-strict visa required
Ukraine-visa on arrival
United Arab Emirates - visa free entry
United States of America (USA) -strict visa required
Uruguay-visa on arrival
Uzbekistan-visa on arrival
Venezuela-visa on arrival
Vietnam-visa on arrival
Virgin Islands (UK)-visa on arrival
Virgin Islands (US) -visa on arrival
Yemen-strict visa required
Zambia-strict visa required
Zimbabwe-strict visa required
That's a lot of typing :cheesy::cheesy:
 
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atleast 100 countries should be visa on arrival . so other countries will also open visa for us
our visa policy should be like this
Afghanistan - strict visa required
Albania-visa on arrival
Algeria-visa on arrival
Andorra-visa on arrival
Angola-strict visa required-visa on arrival
Anguilla-visa on arrival
Antigua & Barbuda-visa on arrival
Argentina-visa on arrival
Armenia-visa on arrival
Australia -visa free entry
Austria-visa free entry
Azerbaijan-visa on arrival
Bahamas-visa on arrival
Bahrain-visa free entry
Bangladesh -strict visa required
Barbados-visa on arrival
Belarus-visa on arrival
Belgium-visa free entry
Belize-visa on arrival
Benin-visa on arrival
Bermuda-visa on arrival
Bhutan-strict visa required
Bolivia-visa on arrival
Bosnia & Herzegovina-visa on arrival
Botswana-visa on arrival
Brazil-visa on arrival
Brunei Darussalam-visa on arrival
Bulgaria-visa on arrival
Burkina Faso-visa on arrival
Burundi-visa on arrival
Cambodia-visa on arrival
Cameroon-visa on arrival
Canada-visa free entry
Cape Verde-visa on arrival
Cayman Islands-visa on arrival
Central African Republic
Chad-strict visa required
Chile-visa free entry
China-visa free entry
China - Hong Kong / Macau-visa free entry
Colombia-visa on arrival
Comoros-visa on arrival
Congo- strict visa required
Congo, Democratic Republic of (DRC)-visa on arrival
Costa Rica-visa on arrival
Croatia-visa on arrival
Cuba-visa on arrival
Cyprus-visa free entry
Czech Republic-visa free entry
Denmark-visa free entry
Djibouti-strict visa required
Dominica-visa on arrival
Dominican Republic-visa on arrival
Ecuador-visa on arrival
Egypt-visa on arrival
El Salvador-visa on arrival
Equatorial Guinea-visa on arrival
Eritrea-strict visa required
Estonia-visa on arrival
Ethiopia-strict visa required
Fiji-visa free entry
Finland-visa free entry
France-visa free entry
French Guiana-visa free entry
Gabon-visa on arrival
Gambia-strict visa required
Georgiavisa on arrival
Germany-visa free entry
Ghana-strict visa required
Great Britain-visa free entry
Greece-visa free entry
Grenada-visa on arrival
Guadeloupe-visa on arrival
Guatemala-visa on arrival
Guinea-visa on arrival
Guinea-Bissau-visa on arrival
Guyana-visa on arrival
Haiti-strict visa required
Honduras-visa on arrival
Hungary-visa free entry
Iceland-visa free entry
India-strict visa required
Indonesia-visa on arrival
Iran-visa on arrival
Iraq-strict visa required
Israel and the Occupied Territories - visa banned
Italy-visa free entry
Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire)-strict visa required
Jamaica-visa on arrival
Japan-visa free entry
Jordan-visa on arrival
Kazakhstan-visa on arrival
Kenya-strict visa required
Korea, Democratic Republic of (North Korea)-strict visa required
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
Kosovo-visa on arrival
Kuwait-visa free entry
Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)-visa on arrival
Laos-visa on arrival
Latvia-visa on arrival
Lebanon-visa on arrival
Lesotho-visa on arrival
Liberia-strict visa required
Libya-strict visa required
Liechtenstein-visa on arrival
Lithuania-visa free entry
Luxembourg-visa free entry
Macedonia, Republic of
Madagascar-visa on arrival
Malawi-visa on arrival
Malaysia-visa free entry
Maldives-strict visa required
Mali-visa on arrival
Malta-visa on arrival
Martinique-visa on arrival
Mauritania-strict visa required
Mauritius-strict visa required
Mayotte-visa on arrival
Mexico-visa on arrival
Moldova, Republic of-visa on arrival
Monaco-visa on arrival
Mongolia-visa on arrival
Montenegro-visa on arrival
Montserrat-visa on arrival
Morocco-visa on arrival
Mozambique-strict visa required
Myanmar/Burma-strict visa required
Namibia-strict visa required
Nepal-strict visa required
New Zealand - visa free entry
Nicaragua-strict visa required
Niger-strict visa required
Nigeria-strict visa required
Norway- visa free entry
Oman- visa free entry
Pacific Islands-visa on arrival
Panama-visa on arrival
Papua New Guinea-visa on arrival
Paraguay-visa on arrival
Peru-visa on arrival
Philippines-visa on arrival
Poland- visa free entry
Portugal- visa free entry
Puerto Rico-visa on arrival
Qatar- visa free entry
Reunion-visa on arrival
Romania-visa on arrival
Russian Federation-visa free entry
Rwanda-strict visa required
Saint Kitts and Nevis-visa on arrival
Saint Lucia-visa on arrival
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-visa on arrival
Samoa-visa on arrival
Sao Tome and Principe-visa free entry
Saudi Arabia- visa free entry
Senegal-visa on arrival
Serbia-visa on arrival
Seychelles-visa on arrival
Sierra Leone-strict visa required
Singapore- visa free entry
Slovak Republic (Slovakia)
Slovenia-visa on arrival
Solomon Islands-visa on arrival
Somalia-strict visa required
South Africa-visa on arrival
South Sudan-strict visa required
Spain- visa free entry
Sri Lanka-visa on arrival
Sudan-strict visa required
Suriname-strict visa required
Swaziland-strict visa required
Sweden- visa free entry
Switzerland- visa free entry
Syria-strict visa required
Tajikistan-visa on arrival
Tanzania-visa on arrival
Thailand-visa on arrival
Netherlands- visa free entry
Timor Leste-visa on arrival
Togo-strict visa required
Trinidad & Tobago-visa on arrival
Tunisia-visa on arrival
Turkey- visa free entry
Turkmenistan-visa on arrival
Turks & Caicos Islands-visa on arrival
Uganda-strict visa required
Ukraine-visa on arrival
United Arab Emirates - visa free entry
United States of America (USA) -strict visa required
Uruguay-visa on arrival
Uzbekistan-visa on arrival
Venezuela-visa on arrival
Vietnam-visa on arrival
Virgin Islands (UK)-visa on arrival
Virgin Islands (US) -visa on arrival
Yemen-strict visa required
Zambia-strict visa required
Zimbabwe-strict visa required
oo kitni deer laga copy paste karnay me?
 

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Former Real Madrid soccer stars Kaka of Brazil and Portuguese playmaker Luis Figo were recently denied visas to the country for a promotional visit, Pakistan's information minister said, highlighting the nation's laborious visa process.

"We refused a visa to Kaka and Figo. Can you believe that? I called the section officer and he never heard of ... Kaka," Chaudhry said, laughing.

What the f I just read. Lol
 

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Former Real Madrid soccer stars Kaka of Brazil and Portuguese playmaker Luis Figo were recently denied visas to the country for a promotional visit, Pakistan's information minister said, highlighting the nation's laborious visa process.

"We refused a visa to Kaka and Figo. Can you believe that? I called the section officer and he never heard of ... Kaka," Chaudhry said, laughing.

What the f I just read. Lol
paindus become babu is embassies . you don't know how bad these bastards treat anyone whom enter in Pakistani embassy
 

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Former Real Madrid soccer stars Kaka of Brazil and Portuguese playmaker Luis Figo were recently denied visas to the country for a promotional visit, Pakistan's information minister said, highlighting the nation's laborious visa process.

"We refused a visa to Kaka and Figo. Can you believe that? I called the section officer and he never heard of ... Kaka," Chaudhry said, laughing.

What the f I just read. Lol
F king idiot dumb azz section officer idiot
 

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