The decision, taken by Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, came days after the kidnapping and killing of two Chinese nationals who were "misusing" their business visas. The conditions and requirements for issuance of business and work visas to the Chinese nationals will be reviewed, the Interior Ministry said.
"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.
It was part of efforts to ensure maximum security of the Chinese nationals visiting Pakistan on various visa categories and to streamline and regulate the entire process of visa issuance to Chinese nationals, it said in a statement. According to officials, the decision was taken after the recent kidnapping and killing of two Chinese nationals who were "misusing their business visas".
Mr Khan said that a comprehensive mechanism should be put in place for sharing of information of not only $ 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPRC) related workers but also of other Chinese nationals visiting the country.
Keeping in view various issues being faced by the foreign spouses who are married to Pakistani nationals, it was decided to re-introduce Pakistan Origin Cards to the foreign spouses after addressing certain issues that led to suspension of these cards.
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