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Zardari confirms ratification of Pak-India visa agreement

Published Nov 20, 2012 05:11pm

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.—File Photo

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday confirmed Pakistan's ratification of visa agreement between Pakistan and India, signed between the two countries on September 8, 2012 during a visit of the Indian foreign minister to Pakistan.

The federal cabinet had accorded its approval to sign this agreement during its meeting held on September 5, 2012 and approved the ratification of the subject protocol on October 31, 2012.

Spokesperson to the president Senator Farhatullah Babar said that objective of the visa agreement was to facilitate the travelers of both the countries.

He said that under this agreement, besides diplomatic, non-diplomatic and official visas, a visitor visa will be issued for visiting relatives and friends or for any other legitimate purpose.

This visa will be valid for a maximum of five specified places and shall be for a period not exceeding six months.