The interior ministry issued on Saturday a new visa policy allowing foreign diplomats from 31 countries and their families to stay in Pakistan for three months without a visa.
Diplomats and government passport holders from 28 countries, including Turkey, Bahrain, Iran, Yemen and Belgium, would not need visas for three-month stays in Pakistan.
Diplomats and government passport holders from 10 countries, including, China, Azerbaijan, Indonesia and Egypt, could stay in Pakistan for a month without a visa.
The US, India, UK and Afghanistan are not included in the list. The new visa policy came into effect from April 15.