No US visa restrictions on Pakistan: Qureshi

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ISLAMABAD: The United States has not imposed any visa restrictions on Pakistan, said Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday.

The FM made the remarks while briefing National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Radio Pakistan reported.

“The US is going to deport more than 70 Pakistanis for over-stay. “We have asked the US authorities to fulfill legal requirements about deportees,” he said.

To a question, FM Qureshi said that Pakistan was facilitating intra-Afghan dialogue.

He further told the lawmakers that he would soon visit Kuwait.


“I will take a letter from Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Emir of Kuwait on visa issue,” Qureshi said.

He said the Emir of Qatar is also expected to visit Pakistan in near future.

Later, talking to media persons, the Foreign Minister expressed concern over tensions between Iran and the United States, saying it is impacting the region.

He said Pakistan is closely observing the situation and will formulate a strategy keeping in view the national interest.

He said Pakistan wants to make progress on multi-billion dollar Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline project but there is third party hurdle in the form of sanctions against Iran.