US denies visa to Pak officials

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The US has denied visit visas to three senior Pakistani officials for not taking back Pakistani immigrants who are illegally residing in America.

This was disclosed by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad yesterday while briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Washington’s move came after a warning was issued late last month by the US that the visa sanction policy might also withhold visas of Pakistani senior officials and not just of ordinary travellers.

The decision was taken under a law according to which countries refusing to take back deportees and visa over-stayers could be denied American visas.

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