Pak cabinet ratifies four agreements signed with India

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Oct 31: Pakistan's cabinet today ratified four recent agreements with India, including a landmark visa pact aimed at easing restrictions on several categories of travellers, including senior citizens and businessmen.
 The three other agreements ratified by the cabinet during a meeting chaired this afternoon by Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf are aimed at boosting trade between the two countries.
 The visa agreement was signed by then Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and Interior Minister Rehman Malik in Islamabad on September 8.
 The pact was ready for signing as far back as May but was held up solely due to opposition from Malik, who had wanted his Indian counterpart to come to Pakistan to ink it.
 The agreement introduces new categories for group tourist visas and pilgrim visas and eases restrictions on travel by senior citizens, businessmen and persons of one country married to a citizen of the other.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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