Kuwait lifts visa ban on Pakistan after six years


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ISLAMABAD: Pakistanis can now apply for Kuwait’s visa as the country has decided to lift its visa ban on Pakistan after six years.

According to a news channel, the decision was made during the meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah on Tuesday.

The two countries also plan to collaborate and establish a joint council for business. Alongside, both the countries will work together on five different fields.

In 2011, Kuwait suspended all tourism, visit, trade visas as well as visas sponsored by spouses for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

According to details, the ban was placed due to “difficult security conditions in the five countries” and to “the remarkably increasing tendency of nationals from the five countries to apply for visas to bring in relatives who faced or could face arrest by local authorities.”

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017