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Pakistan, India start issuing visas to diplomats

According to sources, Pakistan and India have started issuing visas for each other’s diplomats in Islamabad and Delhi

By Farooq Aqdas
January 30, 2024
This image shows Pakistan (R) and Indian flags. — AFP/File
This image shows Pakistan (R) and Indian flags. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Positive developments have begun at the diplomatic level between Islamabad and Delhi, as a result of which new chargé d’affaires Saad Warraich has been issued an Indian visa.

Sources say that Warraich will leave for Delhi soon to take up his diplomatic duties. The caretaker government had appointed senior Foreign Office officer Saad Warraich as new chargé d’affaires in India in August last year. He was the director of the Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey desks at the Foreign Office.

According to sources, Pakistan and India have started issuing visas for each other’s diplomats in Islamabad and Delhi. They say visas have been issued on all applications received till December.

The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued 30 visas for Indian staff, while India has also issued the same number of visas for Pakistani diplomatic staff.