Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Sunday announced that Kuwait will resume different visas for Pakistani citizens after a 10-year pause. Sheikh Rashid met Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah during his one-day visit to Kuwait.

Kuwaiti Interior Minister Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kuwait Syed Sajjad Haider were also present during the meeting.

“It has been decided to immediately restore family and business visas between Pakistan and Kuwait,” wrote the interior minister in a tweet.


He said that the restoration of work visa will create new employment opportunities for Pakistanis, and it would also boost trade between the two countries.

Kuwait imposed a ban on the issuance of visas to Pakistani citizens in 2011.

During the visit he also gave the Kuwaiti premier a special letter from Prime Minister Imran Khan.