The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has officially dismissed social media rumors about a purported visa ban on Pakistani nationals. In a video address, Bakheet Obaid Al-Roumi, the UAE Consulate General, unequivocally denied these allegations, stating that no such ban exists. He affirmed that the UAE consulate’s visa section remains operational, allowing Pakistanis to apply for work visas without age restrictions.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani Foreign Office highlighted the importance of regulated movement across the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. On June 7, spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch stressed that individuals entering Pakistan from Afghanistan must possess a valid visa and Afghan passport, ensuring compliance with visa regulations for border crossings.

In other news, Italy has resumed visa services from Lahore as of March 7, with plans to expand these services to other major Pakistani cities. This development was announced by Augusto Palmieri, the First Secretary of the Italian Embassy, during his address at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).

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