Pakistan has excluded Afghans from the list of foreign nationals who are offered visa on arrival in the country, according to a media report.
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director Immigration Asmatullah Junejo told a media outfit that this measures has been taken due to security concerns.
“All Afghan nationals who want to visit Pakistan will have to obtain a visa from Pakistani consulates in their country,” he told the TV channel, adding that Afghans will also have to register themselves with the security agencies in the country.
Junejo said that the Afghan nationals will be given entry through “Form C” at airports while details of the visiting Afghans will also be provided to the district police officers and police stations concerned.
According to the new rules, a stay permit will be issued to visiting Afghan nationals following their registration and subsequently a travel permit will be issued after they submit their stay permit.
Currently, Pakistan offers visa on arrival facility to citizens of 24 countries, including China, Malaysia, and the United States.