Dubai: Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, has opened a new visa centre in Karachi, Pakistan.
Dr Salem Al Khaddeim Al Dhanhani, UAE Consul-General in Karachi, Imran Ismail, Governor of Sindh, and several senior officials in the Sindh government and Pakistani businessmen and media personnel, were present during the opening.
In his speech during the opening ceremony, Al Dhanhani commended the historic relations between the UAE and Pakistan since the era of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He explained that the visa centre, one of the largest in Asia, will provide distinguished consular services in line with the latest international standards.
The centre, he said, comes as part of the framework to provide all administrative services related to improving the level of customer service and issuing visas to facilitate the entry of Pakistanis to the UAE through electronic gates at the ports.
The Governor of Sindh expressed his thanks and appreciation for the efforts made by the UAE government to promote bilateral ties.
The attendees commended the system used to issue visas at the centre as one of the best, which shortens the time for submitting applications and issuing visas.