We have seen media reports about a US Federal Registry notification on “introduction of new rules” on consular matters. The insinuations made in the media reports are misleading. There are ongoing discussions between Pakistan and the United States on consular matters including repatriation issues. Both countries are working bilaterally on these issues consistent with their respective laws and have made considerable progress.
We understand that the US government would continue the normal consular operations at their Embassy in Islamabad and that the ongoing discussions do not affect issuance of visas to routine Pakistani applicants.
28 April 2019
Last modified: November 14, 2019
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