The UAE has not yet imposed visa restrictions on Pakistani citizens from certain cities. Said the UAE Consul General in Karachi Bakkhet Ateq Al-Remeiti, condemning reports of the UAE visa ban on people born in certain Pakistani cities as “fake news“.
“Pakistan citizens can apply for a UAE visit visa or any other visa without discrimination. They got visas,” said the foreign diplomat.
Posters circulated on several social media sites announcing a ban on UAE tourist visas for Pakistanis born in certain cities.
According to these posters, the Gulf State has yet to issue visas to people from several. Pakistani cities including Abbottabad, Attock, Bajaur Agency, Chakwal, Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ismail Khan, Hangu, Hunza, Quetta, Kasur, Kohat, Kotli, Khushab Khurrum Agency, Larkana, Mohmand Agency, Muzaffargarh, Nawabshah, Parachinar, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Sheikhupura, Skardu and Sukkur.
The poster warns people not to apply if they are from one of the cities above.
“Your visa will be refused and the fee is non-refundable,” he added.
The United Arab Emirates Consul General in Karachi said that apart from consulates in Islamabad and Lahore. He personally issues visas from the consulate in Karachi to nationals born or living in the city.
Regretting the false reports, he reiterated that Pakistani nationals can apply for visit or other visas. To the UAE, adding that visas will be issued to them.
The Consul General also said that such rumors spread from time to time.
Meanwhile, Pakistan also dismissed reports of a UAE ban on issuing visas to Pakistanis, saying that such a ban does not exist.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mumtaz Zahra Baloch confirmed this when responding to media inquiries, Radio Pakistan reported.