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45 Pakistanis detained in India for alleged visa violation

03:16 PM | 21 Aug, 2023
45 Pakistanis detained in India for alleged visa violation

NEW DELHI - As many as forty-five Pakistani citizens were detained in India's Gujrat for allegedly violating visa rules, it emerged on Sunday.  

The Pakistanis belonged to the Hindu community and were detained in Gujarat's Banaskantha for overstaying after their visas expired and their applications for long-term visas (LTV) were rejected, a police official confirmed.

Local intelligence bureau police inspector, Santosh Dhobi said the Pakistanis were detained from Akoli village and the process to send them back to Pakistan was underway.

"These Pakistani nationals were in India to visit Haridwar in Uttarakhand and came to Banaskantha to meet their relatives. They were in India for the last two months on a valid Visa. They were overstaying as their visas expired and their LTVs were not approved," Dhobi said and added that they were in Banaskantha for the last four to five days. 

Pakistan and India keep on detaining each other's citizens due to multiple issues ranging from visa violations to allegations of spying.

Earlier, last month, both countries exchanged lists of each other’s prisoners in accordance with the provisions of the 2008 Agreement on Consular Access.

Media reports confirm that Pakistan handed over a list of 308 Indian prisoners imprisoned in the country, including 266 fishermen, to the high commission of New Delhi in Islamabad.

Similarly, the Indian government handed over a list of Pakistani prisoners in its custody and said there are a total of 417 Pakistanis in Indian jails including 74 fishermen.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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