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Nisar orders visa extension for Afghans hit by border closure


ISLAMABAD, FEB 24, (DNA) – Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Friday directed concerned officials to immediately resolve visa issues of citizens of Afghanistan in Pakistan.

The interior minister took notice of difficulties being faced by Afghan citizens in Pakistan due to closure of Pak-Afghan border.

A statement issued here said as per Interior Minister’s direction Regional Passport Office, Peshawar had been authorized to extend visas of Afghan citizens.

The basic purpose of this initiative is to resolve their problems and facilitate those who have legally come to Pakistan.

The Pak-Afghan border was closed for an indefinite period shortly after a deadly blast at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif citing security reasons.

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