India delays issuing visas to Pak for technical reasons: Sources

LAHORE: The process of issuing visas to the elderly, which was to begin today has delayed due to technical issues, said Indian sources.

Government officials said today that this was a technical delay caused by last-minute clarifications sought by some agencies on whether Pakistani senior citizens who get this visa need to have a sponsor in India.

India and Pakistan had signed the agreement for a liberalised visa regime in September last year. Visa on arrival for Pakistani senior citizens and children under 12, will allow a single entry on foot across Wagah-Attari and will be valid for 45 days. Pakistanis issued this visa will not be allowed to visit Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala and other restricted areas.