U.S. has not imposed visa restrictions on Pakistan: FM

U.S. has not imposed visa restrictions on Pakistan: FM

The Foreign Minister briefed the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on these issues.

He said the United States has not imposed any visa restrictions on Pakistan.

He said Pakistan has asked the United States to fulfill legal requirements for the 70 Pakistanis being deported.

Expressing concern over tensions between Iran and the United States, he said it is impacting the region.

Qureshi said Pakistan wants to make progress on multi-billion dollar Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project but there is third party hurdle in the form of sanctions against Iran.

He said Pakistan is discussing this issue with Iran.

On the Afghan issue, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan is facilitating intra-Afghan dialogue. 

The Minister informed the committee that he will visit Kuwait on Saturday and will meet with the Kuwaiti leadership. Qureshi said he will also take a letter from Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Emir of Kuwait on visa issues.

He said the emir of Qatar is also expected to visit Pakistan in near future.