Sunday, January 13, 2013

Kuwait mulls over lifting ban on visas

Source Link: Kuwait mulls over lifting ban on visas Staff Reporter Sunday, January 13, 2013 - Islamabad—Kuwait is considering the lifting of restrictions on the issuance of visas to Pakistani workers, it has been reported. Nawaf Abdulaziz Al-Enezi, Ambassador of Kuwait, met with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and informed him of the Gulf state’s intentions, according to media reports. Nawaf Abdulaziz Al-Enezi also informed the Prime Minister that a high powered delegation would be visiting Pakistan soon to recruit doctors, paramedics and workers. It may be called that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, during his visit to Kuwait on the sidelines of Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit, had taken up the issue of visas with His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who had assured him of looking into the matter. While talking to Ambassador of Kuwait. Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said that Pakistan and Kuwait enjoy close relations which are growing from strength to strength. In May 2011, Kuwait banned nationals from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan from entering the country over fears political unrest in those nations could pose a risk to the Gulf state’s security. The blacklist included trade, tourism and visit visas as well as visas sponsored by spouses.

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