The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended the visa ban imposed travellers from Pakistan.
The ban, which was previously applicable to 22 cities of Pakistan, has now been extended up to 24.
“The UAE imposed restrictions on the people of these cities because of the misstatement of the agents who sent them on visit visas but told them that they were being sent on a work visa,” said Pakistan Overseas Employment Association’s (POEA) spokesperson Adnan Paras quoted by 24HD News Tv.
Paracha said that the issue is a result of fraud being carried out by travel agents.
The cities of Pakistan on which the visa ban has been imposed by the UAE include Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ismail Khan, Kurram Agency, Khoshab, Para Chinar, Sheikhupura, Abbottabad, Kasur, Larkana, Muzaffargarh, Nawabshah, Quetta, Sargodha, Attock, Chakwal, Bajaur Agency, Hangu, Kohat, Mohmand Agency, Sukkur, Skardu, Hunza, Kotli and Sahiwal.
Earlier, the visa ban had imposed by the UAE on Pakistan’s 12 cities. Later, the list was increased to 22 and then to 24.