Bangladesh gets tough on Pakistan; restrict visa issuance to its citizens

Aggressive diplomacy needed for Pak to exit FATF grey list: official

Sources in Pakistan say the Bangladesh High Commission visa section in Islamabad has been closed since Monday afternoon. Strict rules and instructions are placed to scrutinise each and every applicant before handing out visas. This is also applicable for few other countries as well.

Bangladesh PM Advisor also alleged that since India and Bangladesh are practically neighbours and share a border, they are extra cautious of people entering Bangladesh particularly in regions bordering India. PM Hasina’s office and MOFA has already informed their Home department to make sure no shady activities take place in Bangladeshi soil.

Diplomats in Pakistan are already lobbying hard to exit FATF greylist and this decision from Bangladesh could add further salt to their wounds.