The Pakistan Government has decided to give greater facilities and impose lesser restrictions on Indian nationals who come into Pakistan on visas granted to them by the Pakistan Government. This was disclosed in Rawalpindi on May 24 at a Press conference by Pakistan's Foreign Minister, Mr. Manzoor Quadir. He confirmed that these decisions were taken at a conference held in Rawalpindi recently. Replying to questions he said that the conference was held to rationalise procedure with reference to the issue of passports and visas which had been pending for more than a year. Meanwhile there is a proposal to liberalise the policy relating to passports and this proposal had come in for incidental mention at the conference. The effect of the decision relating to Indo-Pakistan travel facilities would be that “those who come will feel freer than before and will be subjected to lesser restrictions.”

Mr. Mansoor Quadir said in the matter of issue of visas, there would not be any change whatsoever.