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Pakistan includes Uzbekistan in Business Visa List

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Cabinet has approved the inclusion of Uzbekistan to the Business Visa List under which the Pakistani Embassy in Tashkent can issue multiple visas for five years to the business community.

Briefing the media about the decisions taken in the Federal Cabinet which met in Islamabad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Chair, the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Hussain Chaudhry said that it is a step forward to strengthen business and trade relations between Pakistan and Uzbekistan.

The information minister told that the import and exhibition of regional countries movies have also been allowed to revive the cinema and film industry in Pakistan.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that the Canadian Punjabi movies and films from Iran and Turkey will be exhibited in Pakistani cinemas. He said that the government is providing incentives to cinema houses and a massive relief is being given to the film industry on taxes.

In addition, the Federal Cabinet also approved a 44 percent increase in the house rent ceiling of government employees.

The minister said that the house rent ceiling of government employees is revised every three years and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has taken this step to provide massive relief to the federal government employees from grade-1 to 22.

The information minister further said that Pakistan’s polio eradication efforts have yielded positive results and only one case has been reported in the last seven months which is a great success against polio. He expressed the hope that Pakistan is on the way to become a polio-free country.

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