Islamabad: The Pakistani government is planning to give a two years visa extension to Chinese nationals working on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects, media reports said.
The government may approve a general two-year extension, a senior government official told The Express Tribune.
He said that the Ministry of Interior has been requested to make a case for extension and bring it before the Cabinet Committee on CPEC.
Another option that is being considered is to link the visa period with the completion date of the multibillion-dollar project, which could end the requirement of seeking an extension, the newspaper reported.
The Ministry of Interior authorities told the newspaper Chinese nationals faced problems after the government started regulating them.
Some of the Chinese nationals were coming on business visas but were doing job here, which was in a violation of the visa policy, they added. This, according to them, created a situation where the visa renewals and approvals became a little time-consuming, reports The Express Tribune.