US visa policy for Pakistanis amended
United States Embassy in Islamabad has brought amendments in different categories of visa for Pakistani nationals.
Stay on visa for journalists has been shortened to 3-month from 5 years, for employment and preaching, revised visa-stay is now one year from 5 years, however stay period for students, trade people and tourists would remain 5 years.
Under new visa policy, journalists intending to visit USA would have to pay $192 fee, while visitors of other categories are liable to pay $160 with an additional fee of $38 per visa, according to US Embassy. Furthermore, government officials would be granted visa according to their official assignments period.