Countries should revisit their travel advisories about Pakistan: FM

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi urged countries around the world to revisit their travel advisories regarding Pakistan and encourage their citizens to visit the country.

The foreign minister was addressing the Gandahara Civilization and Heritage Forum in the federal capital when he urged countries to revisit their travel advisories.

“When foreigners visit our country, it will help build engagement and relations will improve between countries,” he said.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan was now a safer country due to the sacrifices rendered by the Pakistan Army and its citizens.

“Nationals of one hundred and seventy five countries can now avail the facility of e-visa and they will be given visa in ten days. We have also identified fifty countries whose nationals will be given visa on arrival in Pakistan,” he said.

He said that Pakistan had opened the Kartarpur corridor in order to facilitate the Sikh community in India and Pakistan. He thanked India for responding positively to Pakistan’s peace initiatives.

“Hopefully Kartarpur Corridor initiative and other such steps will bring a change in the attitudes of the two neighbors,” he said.