US denies visit visa to 3 senior Pakistani officials FM Qureshi

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The US has denied visit visas to three senior Pakistani officials for not taking back Pakistani immigrants who are illegally residing in America, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Tuesday.

He said this while briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Pakistani media reported.

The ban was imposed for not taking back Pakistani immigrants who are illegally residing in US, The Nation quoted minister as saying.

The three Pakistani officials were identified by Dawn newspaper as the Joint Secretary, Additional Secretary, Interior and Director General, Passport.

Qureshi said that US authorities want to “deport more than 70 Pakistanis over which we have asked them to complete legal requirements before taking this step.” (Agencies)

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