Fishel Khalid, First ever Jewish Pakistani allowed to travel to Israel on Pakistani passport
ISLAMABAD - Fishel Khalid, a31-year-old Jewish Pakistani applied for permission to travel to Israel.
Now, Fishel Khalid has finally received a call from the Foreign Office, telling him that he can visit Jerusalem on a Pakistani passport.
He revealed this in a tweet: “Dear @ImranKhanPTI on Jan 2 Ministry of Foreign Affairs called to informing that I can visit Jerusalem, Israel on Pakistani passport. I’m applying visa from Israeli embassy. Thank u Dr Faisal.”
The development comes as a surprise since the Pakistani passport specifically mentions that a holder can visit everywhere in the world except for Israel.
A local newspaper has cited a source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) while stating that Fishel had applied for the permission on October 28 via the ministry app.
A background check ensued when the request moved to the Sindh chief secretary, given Fishel is based in Karachi.