Pakistan has not put Somalia in negative list: sources

ISLAMABAD, MAR 17 -. The sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan have dispelled the impression given in a  section of the press that Somalia has been put in the negative visa list.

It may be mentioned here that according to some websites, it was reported that according to new visa policy, Pakistan along with India has also put Somalia in the negative list.

Sources say the news is correct only in the case of India while for Somalia no such decision has been taken.

The sources further said that Pakistan and Somalia enjoy cordial relations and bilateral links especially in the field of education have further been strengthened.

There are a number of Somalia students studying in Pakistan and this number is growing with each passing year, which speaks volumes for the enhanced bilateral relations between the two countries.

Pakistan has recently relaxed its visa policy to encourage more and more tourists to come to Pakistan.

The new visa policy allows nationals of over 70 countries to have visas on arrival.

The step is likely to promote tourism industry of Pakistan besides improving revenue streams.

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