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Cupboard approves adjustments in coverage for Afghan transporters

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chairs the federal cupboard assembly on June 28, 2022. — PID

ISLAMABAD: Federal cupboard, below the chair of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, on Tuesday directed authorities involved to subject six-month a number of entry visas to transporters from Afghanistan.

The premier accepted all proposals put ahead by the Afghan Inter-Ministerial Coordination Cell throughout the federal cupboard assembly.

The federal cupboard directed the Pakistan embassy to evaluate Afghan visa purposes on the premise of current nationality and passport as a substitute of the nation of origin.

Furthermore, the cupboard issued the next instructions:

  • A brand new sub-category below the work visa class can be launched within the on-line visa system.
  • Initially, a number of entry visas can be issued for a interval of six months; in the meantime, the inside ministry could have the authority to increase the interval to 1 12 months.
  • Paperwork required with the visa utility will embrace the applicant’s {photograph}, passport, registration as a transport firm, and employment letter.
  • Exemption from the registration of advice letter and Safety Change Fee of Pakistan (SECP) from the Board of Funding for visas of drivers, transporters, helpers, and so on.

The federal cupboard famous that each one these choices have been taken to advertise commerce with Afghanistan and amendments are made as the principle goal of acquiring a visa is the one motion of products throughout the border.

All recommendations aforementioned may also apply to transporters, drivers, and helpers of all Financial Cooperation Organisation (ECO) member international locations.

After the approval of the cupboard, Nationwide Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) can be directed to vary the net visa system of Pakistan.

Furthermore, for the promotion of ease of doing enterprise, the Ministry of International Affairs and Board of Funding will hyperlink the net visa system with on-line funds.

“We have to take away all hurdles for Afghans to be able to assist them and to offer them a conducive atmosphere to spend money on Pakistan who search alternatives in Gulf states,” PM Shahbaz mentioned, noting {that a} coverage on this regard could be formulated inside two weeks.

In the course of the assembly, the cupboard additionally accepted the proposal relating to ease in visa coverage for sufferers coming from Afghanistan.

The cupboard additionally accepted the seven-point agenda, together with the Nationwide Waste Administration Coverage 2022. The assembly additionally accepted the proposal of fixing the visa coverage for various international locations.

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