No change in Pakistan’s visa policy for residents of J&K: Foreign Office

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Srinagar

There is no change in visa policy for residents of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan’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 Jammu and Kashmir.

The reports are “completely baseless and incorrect, said the statement.

Pakistan High Commission continues to issue visas to residents of Jammu and Kashmir 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 Jammu and Kashmir, said FO statement.

The statement 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 Article 370 of the Constitution on August 5 to revoke the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir.

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

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