Dr. Avnish Jolly, Chandigarh:Promising a liberal visa regime for visiting Indian businessmen, Pakistan has said that there will be no restriction on them to visit six of its cities. Earlier, Indian businessman could visit four Pak cities without any restriction. Salman Faruqui, Deputy Chairman of Pakistan Planning Commission said that he hoped that the same facilities would be provided to Pakistani businessmen visiting India
Shahid Malik, Pakistan High Commissioner said that if a businessman wants to visit six places for business-related activities there is no restriction on it. Whatever is mentioned on the visa form on business-related visit, we always honour that.
Malik was responding to industrialists’ queries on the Pakistan High Commission giving visa to Indian businessmen for only four cities including Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Islamabad. The industrialists contended that they were finding it impossible to see clients in other important places like Faisalabad.
Malik stressed all visas are issued to businessmen within 48 hours on the recommendations of industry chambers in India and Pakistan. He said visiting Indian businessmen get multiple-entry visas for six months and they are also exempt from the requirement of reporting to the police.