Kuwaiti government announced on Sunday the immediate resumption of different visa categories, including those for business and family travel for Pakistanis. Pakistani work visas were outlawed in Kuwait in 2011 despite previous attempts to lift the restrictions. As previously stated, Kuwait announced the ban during the visit of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to Kuwait. Despite the decision, it was not implemented.
During the meeting, Pakistan and Kuwait discussed issues of mutual interest, including bilateral relations. Kuwait’s prime minister was approached by Pakistan’s interior minister regarding the suspension of Pakistani visas. According to the statement, there will no longer be restrictions on technical visas in the oil and medical fields, and Pakistanis living in the Gulf states will now get an online visa for Kuwait.