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No change in Pakistan's visa policy for residents of Jammu and Kashmir: FO

Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked following New Delhi's decision to abrogate Article 370

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

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The FO said those who fulfil the visa requirements continue to be issued visas as quickly as possible.

There is no change in Pakistan's visa policy for residents of Jammu and Kashmir, the country's Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement on Sunday.

The FO made the remarks after reports appeared in a section of media about changes in the Pakistani visa for residents of

The reports are "completely baseless and incorrect, it said.

High Commission continues to issue visas to residents of in accordance with the visa policy of the government and related bilateral agreements between and India. There has been no change in the visa policy for residents of Jammu and Kashmir, it said.

It further stated that Pakistan's High Commission in New Delhi, while deciding on visa applications for the residents of the region, was also taking into cognizance the situation in the region after India abrogated of the Constitution on August 5 to revoke the special status given to

Tensions between India and spiked following New Delhi's decision. Pakistan downgraded diplomatic relations with India and also expelled the Indian high commissioner.

The FO said those who fulfil the visa requirements continue to be issued visas as quickly as possible.

First Published: Sun, December 22 2019. 23:10 IST
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