Visa on arrival for Pakistani senior citizens from today
The Indian government will start giving visas on arrival to Pakistani senior citizens from Tuesday, said reports.
This comes at a time when tension is escalating along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.
Reports said this was for the first time the Pakistani citizens, who were 65 and above, would be given visas on arrival at the Attari-Wagah border joint check post, 30 km from Amritsar.
The single-entry visa will be valid for 45 days and the visitor has to return to Pakistan the same way. They cannot take the train or a flight back home.
Those availing this visa will not have to report to local police stations, which is mandatory for most Pakistani travellers. Visitors would not be allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and some other restricted areas on this visa.
India and Pakistan had signed a visa agreement last September to allow visa on arrival for senior citizens of both countries at the Attari-Wagah border.