DUBAI – United Arab Emirates Embassy (UAE) has on Friday stated that there is no visa ban for no country including Pakistan, terming the news merely a propaganda.
The UAE embassy urged Pakistan government to take notice of the issue and to take strict action against those spreading the news.”There are no visa bans on any category of Pakistani applicants,” the embassy informed the FO. “This news is being spread from Pakistan and needs to be investigated.”
“There are no visa bans on any category of Pakistani applicants,” the embassy informed the FO. “This news is being spread from Pakistan and needs to be investigated.”
The online publisher quoted a manager of a travel agency: “We are not sure whether this is a temporary or permanent stop. As of now, we have been instructed not to accept applications. There is a possibility that we process the applications through another Emirate but will definitely have higher restrictions and would be more costly.”
The news was widely quoted by Pakistan media.
A local travel agent had told Dawn.com that Dubai’s immigration authorities had discontinued the three-month visit visa for Pakistanis and Filipinos for the next three months.
“We have been directed to refuse applications for the three-month visa starting June 1,” said travel agent Noor Muhammad; adding, however, that those travelers who had submitted their application before June 1, 2017, would still be processed.
In its message to the FO, the UAE embassy asked the Pakistani government to take strict action against those spreading the news.
“Those spreading false rumours should be dealt with swiftly,” the embassy advised Islamabad.