[The News International 28 April, 2019]

WASHINGTON: The United States has placed Pakistan in the list of countries facing sanctions within the framework of a law under which countries refusing to take back deportees and visa over-stayers will be denied American visas. The US has imposed sanctions on Pakistan for refusing to take back its citizen deportees and visa over-stayers.

“Consular operations in Pakistan remain unchanged. This is a bilateral issue of ongoing discussion between the US and Pakistani governments and we are not going to get into the specifics at the time,” a State Department spokesperson said on Friday.