Govt Removes NOC Requirement for Foreign Tourists

The incumbent Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government has been focused on making Pakistan a desired travel destination for tourists from across the globe.

In a bid to attract more tourists, the government has decided to end the No Objection Certificate (NOC) requirement for foreigners allowing them to move freely in Pakistan.

According to a notice by the Ministry of Interior, foreigners can now travel to Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Chitral, and Gilgit-Baltistan with the exception of a few areas which are along the borders and are considered unsafe for the general public.

The notice said:

Free movement of foreigners shall be allowed in open cantonments except prohibited and restricted areas with visible signboards. The border crossings will be open and non-restricted.

It further read:

AJK & GB and Chitral shall also be non-restricted/non-prohibited, except:

Pak-China Border 10 miles
Pak-Afghan Border (Wakhan Corridor) 10 miles
AJ&K along LOC 5 miles
GB along LOC 5 miles
Siachen along Line of Actual Contact 10 miles

This step is another link in the chain of the government’s efforts to project Pakistan as a peaceful travel destination for the tourists.

Earlier, the government had announced visa on arrival and e-visa facilities to increase the influx of tourists in the country.

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  • YOur country is beautiful… f I had the funds and IF you would go with me, i would love to visit Pakistani. I hope you are well and ? retired or still teaching and happy. Love, CCleary


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