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  • UAE to open Asia’s biggest visa centre in Karachi: envoy

    KARACHI: Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Hamad Obaid Alzaabi said on Friday his country would be opening a visa centre in Karachi in September which would be the biggest such facility in Asia...

    During his visit to the office of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), the UAE ambassador said another facility centre would start functioning in Islamabad in the first week of October, offering all facilities in...

  • Hindu pilgrims want visa on arrival for the elderly

    LAHORE: There is no harm in granting visa to the elderly on arrival at Wagah and Attari check posts, especially those desirous of going on a pilgrimage...

    “At least 45 days are required, under the current conditions, to get a visa,” said Anil Kumar Rana who was among about 250 Hindu pilgrims who crossed the Wagah border in two groups on Thursday...

  • Visa policy for Sikh pilgrims to be relaxed, says PTDC chief

    ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to relax its visa policy for Sikh devotees wishing to attend rituals at their religious sites in Pakistan, said a senior official on Sunday...

    On the occasion, Mr Khan said: “We are willing to relax the visa policy through the foreign ministry so that pilgrims could enjoy better facilities next year on Baba Guru Nanak’s birthday...

  • US missions in Turkey halt visa services over security concerns

    US consulates in Turkey indefinitely halted all non-immigrant visa services on Sunday, the American embassy said, after one of the mission's Turkish staffers was arrested in the latest dispute between the Nato allies...

    In order to minimise the number of visitors while the assessment is carried out, “effective immediately we have suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all US diplomatic facilities in Turkey,” it said...

  • Trump to terminate US visa lottery programme after New York truck attack

    According to Trump, Sayfullo Saipov, identified by authorities as the man who ploughed a rented truck into cyclists and pedestrians on a New York City bike path on Tuesday, came to the country through visa lottery programme in 2010...

    This year he has already slashed the country's annual refugee intake by more than 50 per cent to 45,000, tightened visa issuance around the world and ordered a ban on travellers from 11 unnamed...

  • US missions in Turkey halt all non-immigrant visa services

    ANKARA: US consulates in Turkey indefinitely halted all non-immigrant visa services on Sunday, the American embassy said, after one of the mission’s Turkish staffers was arrested in the latest dispute between the Nato allies...

    In order to minimise the number of visitors while the assessment is carried out, “effective immediately we have suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all US diplomatic facilities in Turkey,” it said... ...

  • Turkey hopes US will review decision to halt visa services

    Turkey's justice minister on Monday said he hoped the United States (US) would “review” its decision to suspend most visa services for Turkish citizens following the arrest of a US consulate employee in Istanbul that has deepened tensions between the two Nato allies...

    The visa suspension prompted Turkey to immediately halt visa services in the US in a tit-for-tat response...

  • China tightening visa rules, say businessmen

    KARACHI: A growing number of Chinese nationals are coming to Pakistan in the wake of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

    According to reported figures, 71,000 Chinese nationals visited Pakistan in 2016, and 27,596 visa extensions were granted in that year, up by 41 per cent from a year earlier...

  • Pakistani baby suffering from cardiac ailment issued Indian medical visa

    Hours after Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said that India will grant a medical visa to a newborn Pakistani, the Indian High Commission in Islamabad issued the visa to Rouhaan who is suffering from a cardiac ailment...

    "We will give medical visa for his treatment in India," Swaraj had said in a tweet on Tuesday after requests poured in from a number of Pakistani citizens on the platform...

  • Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship

    LONDON: Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that football’s global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship...

    Visa provided the most acute criticism, saying it expects FIFA to take “swift and immediate steps to address its issues...

  • British visa refusals

    BRITISH laptop diplomats based in Dubai need to improve their knowledge about the social, cultural and religious structure of Pakistani society, as they are rejecting visa applications of members of divided families to attend marriages and funerals by saying that “they don’t have strong economic or social ties with Pakistan” and will not “leave the UK”...

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