India and Pakistan sign new travel visa regime

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - An accord regarding the new travel visa policy has been established by Pakistan and India, and it is being hoped that this visa agreement will prove to be a landmark, which will

India and Pakistan sign new travel visa regime

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – An accord regarding the new travel visa policy has been established by Pakistan and India, and it is being hoped that this visa agreement will prove to be a landmark, which will go a long way in mending the fences between both of the countries.

Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman A. Malik and India External Affairs Minister SM Krishna inked the agreement in Islamabad.

Under the new agreement, citizens, aged 65 and above, would now be able to walk across the border between the two countries and need not go through the hassles of getting a visa from embassies in New Delhi and Islamabad.

The new visa policy between India and Pakistan has eased restrictions on visitors from both the countries.

Another ease for senior citizens is that they will be granted visas on arrival at the Attari and Wagah border in India and Pakistan, respectively.

There was no such provision available for senior citizens of both countries.

Under the new arrangement, senior citizens will be granted a visa on arrival valid for 45 days.

“The senior citizens can visit the other country easily now,” an official said.

For further information, go to: http://www.thekooza.com/indo-pak-sign-new-visa-regime/ .

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