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CM Murad urges Saudi Arabian diplomat to ease out visa issuance to pilgrims from Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday urged the newly appointed Saudi Arabian Consul General in Karachi to ease out the process of issuance of visas to prospective pilgrims of Umrah from Sindh. The Sindh CM made this request as he met the new Consul General of Saudi Arabia in Karachi Obaidullah Al-Harbi here at Chief Minister House. In the meeting, the Sindh CM raised the issue that intending pilgrims and other prospective visitors of Saudi Arabia belonging to Sindh were made to go through the…

Nisar slams ‘business dealings’ in issuance of visas

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday strongly criticised the handling of visas by the previous government particularly former Ambassador to United States Hussain Haqqani. Addressing a press conference, the interior minister said that an ambassador (indirect reference to Haqqani) residing in a foreign country was previously given the authority to issue visas. “In the past, a lot of business dealings happened over the issuance of visas,” he said stating  that several embassies abroad do not…