Caretaker PM announces new easy visa regime for businessmen

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar says important decisions regarding new visa regime have been taken in the Special Investment Facilitation Council meeting, held in Islamabad today. Talking about the meeting on Saturday, he said easy provision of visa will be made possible to the business community adding that people related to investment institutions will also have an easy access to take visa in this regard. According to details, he said those foreign businessmen who want to visit Pakistan would get easy visas on the basis of a document from their country or from international business organizations. Pakistani missions would issue visas to foreign businessmen on the basis of that single document, he said adding that the new visa regime would make Pakistan a country open for business. The prime minister said besides, if Pakistan’s chambers of business or business organizations issue a document to a foreign businessman, easy visas would also be issued to them. People who work in mid-sized and large businesses could also avail this facility of visa, he added. He expressed the hope that under this new visa regime, Pakistan would enter a new phase of business and economy.