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Pak to review 'lenient' visa policy for Chinese citizens

Pakistan will review its 'lenient' visa policy for Chinese nationals to plug the loopholes in the current system, weeks after the killing of two Chinese 'missionaries' who entered the country on business visas.

The conditions and requirements for issuance of business and work visas to the Chinese nationals will be reviewed, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

The decision comes days after Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had been informed that the murdered Chinese citizens were missionaries who were part of a group of Chinese nationals which obtained business visas and entered Pakistan.

Chinese nationals - Lee Zing Yang, 24, and Meng Li Si, 26 had been kidnapped in the city of Quetta in Balochistan province on May 24 by unknown gunmen and later murdered. The ISIS terror group claimed responsibility for their killing.

"The decision has been taken to ensure transparency in the visa process and also to preclude misuse of visa-friendly regime that exists between the two countries," it said. AGENCIES
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