Pakistan’s New Visa Policy for Foreign Tourists Explained – What Spots Travelers Should Explore?

Pakistan’s New Visa Policy for Foreign Tourists Explained – What Spots Travelers Should Explore?


Hi friends today with another video, here I am. Today we’ll talk about the new visa policy which govt have announced to launch very soon in which new rules will be introduced to facilitate the foreigners we will discuss it with different angles, what’s the potential of tourism in Pakistan we’ll go through some stats and do some comparisons with other countries and we’ll go through all the points presented in the new visa policy. Pakistan will provide e visa facility to 175 countries and visa on arrival to 50 countries The step is taken to provide a less complicated visa services to foreigners. Pakistan had made the visa process difficult after the 9/11 which made it difficult for the foreigner to travel to the country. It is being estimated that the new policy will get the process smooth. before that Pakistan was offering visa on arrival to 24 countries and now it is extended to 50 countries. 30 years back, many countries used to offer visa on arrival to Pakistan including countries like UK Then war on terror started and now only those countries offer visa on arrival to Pakistan which are not very popular. after 9/11, visa policies all over the world got more strict and in these days, for a Pakistani to land in USA is a big deal. Pakistan’s passport worth got worse in recent years Pakistan is offering visa on arrival to Indian based British & American Citizens who have UK or USA passport. All the IATA travel agencies now can bring groups to Pakistan. Many people in travel business in Pakistan are now optimistic that they can earn more revenues as the profit margins were going down amidst the slump. We have also made some alterations in visa limitations for foreigners lets see what alterations have been made. process for work visa for 96 countries have been made simpler Pakistan Board of Investment will issue them a letter within 8 to 10 days. This step has been taken to boost the business environment in the country. Duration for diplomatic visa has been extended to 3 years from one year and student visa to 2 years from one. Religious Visa will be granted for 45 days. Ease in getting Journalist Visa is also proposed. Post 9/11, many journalists rushed to Pakistan with negative agenda. Thats why Pakistan had imposed some restrictions on foreign journalists. The restriction to travel in only three cities have also been lifted. Foreign tourists will not require no-objection certificates (NOCs) to visit cantonments, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan Now we will discuss some stats on tourism and potential How far we can reach and also will analyse comparisons with other countries. and as-usual, we will give some suggestions in the end. Pakistan’s tourism industry is about $8 billion industry with $50 billion potential. This is very less, let me give you an example. Europe is the most favorite tourist destinations in the world. If we take only Turkey’s example, Turkey is earning $40 billion from its tourism. while Pakistan earns only $8 billion despite of the fact that Turkey doesn’t have Big Mountain Regions like Pakistan They don’t have mountain ranges like Karakorum, Himalayan. They make the most out of their less diverse region. The environment is so good that it makes Turkey one of the top travel destinations in the world. Pakistan has 56th position for cultural resources and business travel which indicates a great potential for Pakistan’s tourism. Pakistan is ranked 124th out of 136 countries in Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index which is very low Globally, the tourism industry accounts for nearly 10% of the world GDP while its share in Pakistan is merely 2.7% of GDP which needs to be go up at least 5% Beach Tourism is something Prime Minister discussed in his first speech. We have stunning beaches which are not yet properly explored. Its strange because other countries like Thailand, India promote their beach tourism. We have the perfect weather for beach tourism. Many beaches along Balochistan coastal area are undiscovered. Throughout the area, there are stunning beaches. In 70s, Pakistan’s beach tourism was flourishing with a single Karachi port. Foreign Tourists used to spend their holidays in Karachi With the rise of Dubai, Karachi experienced worsened law and order situation. And beach tourism in the region was largely shifted to Dubai from Karachi. A small country UAE, is now giving loans to us. Pakistan’s province KPK is filled with breathtaking scenic valleys. Gilgit Baltistan is unmatched beauty. Pakistan have the mighty mountains which Foreign Mountaineers come to scale each year. K2, Nanga Parbat, Rakaposhi There are cultural, religious and historical sites of old religions and civilizations like Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Taxila, Hassan Abdal, Mohenjo Daro We have desert in South Punjab Named Cholistan. Derawar Fort and Bahawalpur City are of importance in South Punjab. And Sindh province have also a desert named Tharparkar. We have a diversity in regions, weathers and beauty. In deserts, there should be activities like Dubai to generate income. We have jeep rallies organised near Derawar but they are held on low scale. The potential is not being cashed properly. There is an ongoing Ski event in Naltar Valley, a beautiful place 25 kms of Gilgit. We should have more events like this as we have spots with full of potential. Malaysia is a small country than Pakistan w.r.t area, but still earning double in tourism than Pakistan. They are earning $20 billion from travel and tourism. Tourism can help Pakistan’s economy if proper policies are implemented. We need to have an integrated policy involving all provinces. Govt should encourage private public partnerships for this industry. We also need a good branding for the country like Malaysia and India. For this, govt also need to support Entertainment and Sports Industry. Artists and Sportspersons play a huge part in glorifying softer image of the country. Share your opinion in the comment section Can Pakistan utilize tourism to stabilize the economy?

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  2. Incredible India's Tourism is at $234 billion🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 God bless India❤❤❤❤🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳❤❤❤❤🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳❤❤❤❤🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳❤❤❤🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳❤❤❤🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳❤❤❤❤🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳❤❤❤🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

  3. Pls add hindustani to your T shirts is well, joa log mahajir log hai, joa Karachi mae rehte hai, kya woh Pakistani nahi hai – woh bee Pakistani hai. Luv to Karachi

  4. nice program.
    Australian people love your show and want to come to Pakistan. but why no visa on arrival facility to Australians:(
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EmBtyd6nqI

  5. Apart from the new visa policy please make a video about immigration process to facilitate the travelers. Pakistan should bring new tech to introduce the E Gate on immigration and also training of immigration officials to behave in manners.

  6. Well, there are many reasons why people do not like to visit Pakistan. First of all, when you have to pay almost $200 to get just a single entry visa and than have to deal with extremely difficult and unprofessional staff at the embassies…you just change your mind and end up visiting a country that are easier and much safer to visit.

  7. I believe if there is will there is way !
    No drought there is so much in our Country , that I have not seen anywhere’s!
    I hope Imran Khan bring some good and not corrupt people into it !

  8. حکومت جو بھی ویزہ پالیسی بنائے اس میں امید ہے پاک آرمی اور آئ ایس آئ بھی شامل ہو گی کیونکہ سیکورٹی کے معاملات بہت ضروری ہیں 14 این جی اوز جو بین ہوئ ہیں پاکستان میں ان میں کئ ملکوں کی خفیہ ایجنسیاں کام کر رہی تھیں وسائل کی کمی نہیں ہے صرف پراپر طریقے سے کچھ چیزیں ٹھیک کرنے کی ضرورت ہے اس میں اچھا حکمران اور اچھی نیت بہت ضروری ہے عمران خان سے امید ہے دیکھے کیا ہوتا ہے

  9. آپ کشمیر کا بتانا بھول گئے ازاد کشمیر میں مظفرآباد پیر چناسی، راولاکوٹ، نیلم ویلی جیسے حسین منظر شائد کہیں نہیں ملتی قدرتی آبشاریں ۔ اور 12مہینے برف سے ڈھکے پہاڑ

  10. Jinab GilgitBaltistan ki mehroomiyon pe bhi koi video bana lain ji. Kese 72 saloon se bunyadi aaini haqooq se mehroom hain. Yahan tak k CPEC jo ke guzarta wahin se hai, totally ignored kia gia hai.
    Wassalam

  11. Pakistan me bahot kuchh hai, magar ye mat kaho ki sab hai…Rain forests, back water, plateaus, tea gardens, inland waterways, etc jaisi bahot sari chize nahi hain…accept karo aur jitna hai usi ko thik se use kar lo toh badi bat hai, mere dadaji Lahore aur Swat ghum aaye hain…Hotel facility world standard ki nahi hai. Facilities increase karo warn log mayush hokar beemar ho kar loutenge toh dobara ni aayenge

  12. Sab pehlay mein is video bohet pasend kia is ke leay hum ko pora sal mosam ke lahaz se completion hone cheay swing ke cky sating carrealy pora mulak mein honi chaye or criket ke World joint campition honi cheay islama bad me lahore krachi me or dress show hone or bacho ke dresses show hone cheay or lather ke awale se be world mark show Compton hone cheay is leay duna me here tra se Anne chaey

  13. نام نہاد مولوی پاکستان کی ترقی کی راہ میں سب بڑی رکاوٹ ہیں ۔۔ یہ جو آپ نے کہا اب اس کو کچھ منٹ کے لیے مولوی بن کر سوچیں اور دیکھیں کیا یہ ممکن ہے ؟؟؟

  14. Asalam0alikum Mery bhai.. Ap ki vedos bila'shuba bht informative hoti hain bas ek guzarish hy k ap pkaisatni languages par b ek video banaye (yani Pakistan me boly Jani Wali zabanain) or apki shirt b bht achi hy ap waqi zaheen hain..

  15. is it enough to promote tourism in pakistan? one travel advisory and all such plans will go in vein .. it is not that easy as you think brother. hosting an event somewhere in pakistan with people from different countries is a different thing where GoP has the liability to take care of each and every small thing. the very best example is your own PSL … people still are scared to conduct matches in pakistan except final..
    considering the current status of pakistan , it is a wise decision to ease out such restrictions but tourism flourish only when tourists arrive , no matter what you have to showcase 🙂

  16. Very valid points highlighted by you. I believe Pak has lot of potential for tourism. I think whoever living outside of Pakistan should also become part of this. They should promote this to their colleagues, friends and encourage them to visit Pakistan. I have always been trying to promote this by showing scenic photos and tourist sites of Pakistan to my friends and colleagues and always tell them Pakistan isnt the one you think Pakistan is very beautiful.

  17. Bhai… we are planning a road trip from New Delhi to Moscow across Pak, Af, Uzb, Kaz. Right now we are connecting all like minded people who would be willing to join/help. We already have one guy from Lahore. We would be glad to have you on board. Please whatsapp me at +91 9718 406 807. I'm Prateek from New Delhi and my Grandfather was from Pindigheb (Attock).

    Also, please check our website – http://miristan.com

  18. Behan ke lodo pakisatniyo. Nangdo tumhe har baat india se compare karni hoti gai. Koi to aisi vedio bana lo. Jismain india se compare na karo.

  19. Behan chodo tumhari ukaat bhi hai india ka mukabla karne ki . Sasle bhukho nango. Peene ko paani naho ho tumhare pe. Saalo pakistainiyo. Aatankwadiyo ho tum sab

  20. Tumhare ghar main ghus ke. Surgecial strike kari saalo ghanta ukhadd logay tum saalo aatank wadiyo. Bloody pakisatnies. All r aatankwaadis

  21. First of all thanks brother. I have have visited across Pakistan really its beautiful " Country" no Example around the world. We have 4 seson's , river's many beaches , deserts, beautiful Welly. And many many more awesome place. But very sad our GVt not interested 4 gud bani fits country n nation.

  22. Subhan Allah connect me l visa Pakistan l have passport Emirates ID Pakistan l no have tension visa Pakistan l nishanti Pakistan have nationality

  23. I hope both Indian And Pakistan become next superpowers who would actually work for good of the world rather than colonists mentality like America, Europe and Russia has

  24. Hi there. Does anyone know what the new policy regarding British Passport holders will be? Wil the Govt. get rid of the Letter of Invitation requirement and/or reduce the visa cost? I want to visit Lahore and Islamabad in November for 2 weeks as a single tourist, not part of a tour group. I would also like to visit North Pakistan in June 2020 on a group tour. Many thanks for any replies.

  25. terrorism vs tourism. Pakistan gets rid of terror first, who want to visit pakistan, no one, except terrorist training camp visitor.

  26. Assalamo alaikum bahi shab ap muhje yeh batao k jo pakistani foren National hain un Pakistanion k liye kia Visa ki sahoolat hue hai.
    Mai Pakistani hn or mn German National hn
    hm ko Visa lena parta h Pakistan ka to hamare liye kia visa ki sahoolt hoi h pls ap yh bataoo

  27. Very unprofessional and poor selection of words for a video on social media. Video is being watched internationally, particularly in the neighbouring countries. Facts should have been put, in a more polite and positive way. Highly dissapointed.

  28. pakistan ki ab film industries bahwalpur ki tarf a rahi ha q k ye nawabon ka city ha yahan pr Mehal han kafi khubsurat ha Bahawalpur

  29. Salam…promote abvious hai Pakistan kr skta hai…lekin es k liye baqaida Proper mechanism ki zarurat hai,proper management ho Jesy aap ny bt ki private sponsors hn majood..Definitely it's a good step…

  30. but not only punjabis will rule. ALL PROVINCES SHOULD BE PROVIDED WITH THEIR DUE SHARE ACCORDING TO THEIR MONEY CONTRIBUTION./ U SAID BHATTA KHORI BUT WHAT LED THOSE PEOPLE TO PUT UP GUNS?

  31. insha'Allah Pakistan ki tourism se paisa kamyega.inshaAllah ye 50 billion se bi zyada Hoga.aor shukar Hain govt ne is par tawaja dena shuru kardi hain.Pakistan tourism summit first step ta tourism ko Pakistan me barhawa dene me.aor me aik suggestion apko dena Chahta hun is video me ap ne aik point miss kardiya Jo ap ki kehna Chahiye ta.Govt ko locals me awareness lane k liye mukhtalif session arrange karne Chahiye k how to deal with tourists.means hm Muslim country Hain to Kuch conservative log is Ka mazab Ka name istimal Karke ghalat faida utha sakte hain.

  32. Domestic tourism always been good Ma sha Allah. All Pakistan is beautiful n blessed Alhamdulillah. Some places so renowned n ful of exploration. Government shuld introduce zip wire jumps hot air balloon n pera gliding in Balochistan coz Balochistan has unique beauty high dry mountains perfect for trekking n hiking ppl n food n rich culture so attractive Ziarat has world second largest natural forest (hope still 1st or second ) Government shuld also acknowledge local vloger who showing Balochistan sindh Kpk Punjab . To b loved n liked n acknowledged good feelings encourage domestic adventures trevling.

  33. Why v think v hv less facilities. If u go out of Pakistan for Example Turkey UK Dubai Maraco Egypt France Cyprus u ll find only one public toilets n thy charge money if u nt hv coins u suffer n look for change beaches hv rare changing rooms n showers n showers open muslims in burqni swim feel uncomfortable n no halal food just fish n chips on some beaches n if u find halal u ll feel bad u ll feel sin coz alcohol being showcased n sold in halal in hotels v hv to keep water bottle for toliet coz no muslim shower there frankly v muslim can nt feel hygiene with toliet tissu. So v can also say other countries hv less facilities accordingly. Pakistan is blessed pakistani food can b for muslims n non Muslims our tourist spots r natural with great hospitality

  34. What a wonderful analysis great Bhai۔
    Itna kuch ha Pakistan ma afsos hota ha buhat kitna pechy reh gae,
    InshaALLAH achay din zarur ayega humare bhi.
    Apna Waqt ayega 😎😇😎

  35. https://youtu.be/pvG6Te34sXY

    Pakistan ki famous city Karachi ka ye halat hogi to tourist kaise aainge. Can't believe this is karanchi looks worse then a village. Look This is our cyber City
    https://youtu.be/lQILqsVyWnU

  36. اگر آپ یہ پروگرام انگلش میں بھی کر دیں تو ھمیں اپنے فارنر بائیکر اور ٹریولرز دوستوں کو بریف کرنے میں آسانی ھو جائے کیونکہ میں ایسے تمام باتیں انسٹاگرام پر شئیر کرتا ھوں۔۔یہ بھی کر دیا ہے تاکہ وہ دوست جو اردو سمجھتے ہیں ان تک یہ بات پہنچ جائے۔۔۔

  37. میں برطانیہ میں رہتا ہوں اور اپنے دوستوں سے اکثر بات ہوتی ہے جب ان سے پوچھا جائے کہ اپ پاکستان کیوں نہیں جاتے تو انکا جواب ملتا ہے مجھے پاکستان پسند ہے کھانے بھی بہت اچھے ہیں پر میں "شراب" کے بغیر اپنی چھٹیاں نہیں گزار سکتا یہی کام ترکی نے اور دبئی نے بھی کیا تبھی ایک بڑا رجان ہے وہاں سیاحت کا

  38. Ma-Sha-ALLAH

    Great Work & research.

    Keep it up.

    We desperately need your research & expert work on the following 2 areas as well;

    1. Salt export to India & other countries in Raw form on very cheap rates as compare to their high value in international market. #PakistaniSalt #HimalyianSalt #PinkSalt

    2. Govt not doing oil exploration from our land (Balochistan) close to Iran border whereas Iran is making huge money from this oil & our people are compelled to smuggling & anti-state activities due to poverty. We can change our economy & develope Balochistan with this oil money.

    #OilExploration

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