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No Pak visas for Afghans without polio-free certificates

No Pak visas for Afghans without polio-free certificates

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Jan 01, 2018 - 11:10

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghan nationals who do not have polio-free certificates will not be issued with visas, says the Pakistaninfo-icon embassy in Kabul.
“All the visa applicants are informed that it is henceforth mandatory for all Afghan nationals seeking Pakistani visa to produce a hospital certificate on account that he/she is polio-free.

“No visa applicant will be entertained without a vaccination certificate,” a statement from the embassy said. The decision went into effect on December 27.

Pakistan and Afghanistaninfo-icon are the only two countries in the region, which are not polio-free. Nigeria is the third nation on the list of countries not free from polio.

The Afghans seeking to come to Pakistan for educationinfo-icon, treatment, business and meeting relatives may be affected by the embassy’s decision.

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