Pakistan was contemplating to issue E-Visa soon: Ahsan Iqbal

LONDON: The Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistan was contemplating to issue Electronic Visa (E-Visa) soon like other Countries to facilitate visitors and investors in order to make the Country member of the global economy and best investment and tourist destination.

“We are in the process of issuing E-Visa soon in consultation with our foreign office like other Countries to the genuine visitors and investors soon thus making Pakistan a member of the global economy and the best investment and tourist destination in the world”, he said while addressing the Pakistani Community in London at a reception hosted in his honour in Pakistan High Commission on Monday night.

Ahsan Iqbal told the Pakistani diaspora that Pakistan had now become one of the best investment-friendly destinations for investors with an attractive market of 207 million people with emerging middle class. He called upon them to take benefit of maximum investment opportunities in various sectors of the economy including the information technology sector and play their vital role in the socio-economic development of Pakistan.

The minister also urged them to invite UK investors to come forward and take maximum investment opportunity being offered in various sectors of the economy in Pakistan through their investments and government would fully facilitate them in this regard.

The interior minister also urged Pakistani diaspora of the United Kingdom to send maximum remittances to Pakistan through official and banking channels and also participate in the development of their motherland through making investments. He assured them that their genuine problems which they indicated would be looked into and resolved them on a priority basis.

Ahsan Iqbal said that government was making efforts to boost exports, attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and remittances from overseas Pakistanis for the economic prosperity of the Country.

Pakistan, he said, was now on road to progress and in a take-off position owing to the restoration of peace in the Country and good economic policies initiated by the present government.