Zardari confirms ratification of Indo-Pak visa agreement
President Asif Ali Zardari has confirmed Pakistan's ratification of visa agreement between Pakistan and India, signed between the two countries on September 8, 2012 during a visit of the Indian foreign minister to Pakistan.
The federal cabinet had accorded its approval to sign this agreement during its meeting held on September 5, 2012 and approved the ratification of the subject protocol on October 31, 2012.
Senator Farhatullah Babar, the president's spokesperson, said that objective of the visa agreement was to facilitate the travelers of both the countries, reports The Dawn.
Babar said that under this agreement, besides diplomatic, non-diplomatic and official visas, a visitor visa would be issued for visiting relatives and friends or for any other legitimate purpose.
This visa will be valid for a maximum of five specified places and shall be for a period not exceeding six months.