Pakistan’s Directorate General of Immigration and Passports has conditionally allowed Zionist citizens to visit Pakistan, but the director blamed the interior ministry for the “mistake” and ordered “correction”, local media report said.
‘Express Tribune’ quoting sources said the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) recently released rules and regulations for citizens of seven countries for visiting Pakistan.
The list contained the names of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nigeria, Somalia, Palestine, and Zionist Regime.
On its website, the FIA explained rules and regulations for Zionist Regime’s citizens visiting Pakistan. They were required to register themselves with the police and seek a stay permit from the district police officer (DPO) of the concerned district.
Zionist Regime’s citizens were also supposed to return the ‘stay permit’ before leaving the country; otherwise they would not be issued the ‘travel permit’, which is mandatory for leaving the country.
Immigration Director Ismatullah Junejo has said that the list was issued by the interior ministry and that Zionist Regime’s name was mistakenly included in the list. “Israel’s name is being removed from the list after it was pointed out by the media,” he added.
Junejo further said that Pakistan’s state policy vis-à-vis Zionist Regime is very clear. Pakistan has not recognised Zionist Regime and Pakistani citizens cannot travel to the illegitimate state on a Pakistani passport.
In October, President Dr Arif Alvi had dismissed reports of a Zionist Regime business jet’s landing at the Islamabad International Airport, asserting that Pakistan will not establish ties with Zionist Regime.