Pakistan, India begin talks on ‘liberal’ visa regime

Thursday, May 24th, 2012 12:00:14 by

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Interior Secretary, Khwaja Siddique Akbar, and his Indian counterpart, Home Secretary RK Singh, are meeting in Islamabad today to finalise major changes in their decades-old existing strict bilateral ‘visa regime, over a two-day period.

These talks aim at finalising drafts on easing the visa policy and providing facilities to the citizens of both countries. A ‘liberal’ visa policy will be set for senior citizens and traders in particular.

Amongst the issues being discussed policies on immigration, barter trade and exchange of prisoners will also be finalised.

On the second day of negotiations, a joint statement will be issued.

Islamabad News Sources -2

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