The ban was imposed for not taking back Pakistani immigrants who are illegally residing in US.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Foreign Minister on Tuesday has said that United States of America has banned visas for three high-level Pakistani officials.

The ban was imposed for not taking back Pakistani immigrants who are illegally residing in US, the minister said.

He told that US authorities want to deport more than 70 Pakistanis over which we have asked them to complete legal requirements before taking this step.

US has not imposed ban on other Pakistanis as consular operation is still underway at American embassy in Islamabad, he stated. 

Earlier, Foreign Office had termed as misleading the media reports about a US Federal Registry notification on introduction of new rules on consular matters.

Foreign Office said there were ongoing discussions between Pakistan and the United States on consular matters including repatriation issues.

The statement said we understand that the US government would continue the normal consular operations at their Embassy in Islamabad and the ongoing discussions would not affect issuance of visas to routine Pakistani applicants.