TEHRAN (defapress)- Pakistan confirmed that the US has imposed visa curbs on three senior interior ministry officials in light of a disagreement between the two countries over repatriating deportees.
News ID: 77407
Publish Date: 15May 2019 - 21:52
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has told the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs that curbs have been applied on an Additional Secretary, a Joint Secretary and the Director General (Passports), Dawn reported.
The sanctions were imposed after the Pakistani government insisted that the US needed to fulfil all legal requirements before deporting over 70 Pakistanis. The US put the restrictions on the three officials who are overseeing Pakistan's policy on accepting nationals deported from other countries.
Qureshi, however, clarified that in general there are no visa restrictions by the US government on Pakistani citizens.