Fishel Khalid, First ever Jewish Pakistani allowed to travel to Israel on Pakistani passport

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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.