ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Foreign Office Spokesperson Ayesha Farooqi on Sunday said that the media reports, which appeared in a section of media, about changes in Pakistani visa for residents of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK), are completely baseless and incorrect.
In a statement issued on Sunday, she said that Pakistan High Commission continues to issue visas to residents of IOJK in accordance with the visa policy of the government and related bilateral agreements between Pakistan and India. “There has been no change in the visa policy for residents of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” she said.
She further said the High Commission for Pakistan, New Delhi is also taking into cognizance the peculiar humanitarian situation, post August 5, in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir while deciding on visa applications for the residents of the region.
“The High Commission is making all efforts to facilitate as much as possible, the genuine visa applicants, particularly those from IoJ&K. Those who fulfill the visa requirements continue to be issued visas as quickly as possible.”