Imran Khan to inaugurate new visa regime today

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain yesterday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would inaugurate a new visa regime today with an intent to supplement the tourism policy for attracting people and companies globally.

Speaking at the opening of 41st bureau of Turkish news agency Anadolu in Islamabad, he said Pakistan had taken a step forward and according to the vision of Pakistan Tehreek  Insaf (PTI) government, the prime minister would roll out a project of visa free policy for five countries including Turkey, China, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

Fawad also stressed the need to broaden the areas of cooperation with Turkey, from news and information to entertainment, culture and tourism.

The minister, in a meeting with Editorial Board of Anadolu News Agency of Turkey which called on him, said that Pakistan offered great opportunities for the writers of news agencies to report and project the tourism potential of Pakistan.

“We welcome the establishment of regional bureau office of Turkish news agency in Islamabad as it would further strengthen media cooperation between the two countries,” he added.

He said that Pakistan considered Turkey as friend with whom its relations have prospered and moved from strength to strength. He said that whole Pakistani nation had deep respect and love for the people of Turkey and Turkish leadership which stood by Pakistan in difficult times.

The Minister also emphasized the need for the exchange of journalists from both sides so that they could learn from each other’s experiences and best practices.

The Editorial Board of Turkish News Agency thanked the minister for extending corporation with regards to the establishment of regional news office of Anadolu news agency.

The delegation said Pakistan was a serene and safe country and it was their obligation to showcase it as one of the attractive destinations, open for trade, investment and tourism.