Islamabad:National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has said that the new visa policy for Afghanistan is liberal in its scope and application.

In a statement on Sunday, he said various aspects of visa like duration of stay, validity of visa and number of entries in Pakistan have been substantially liberalized. He said it would especially facilitate visiting Afghan brethren, students, businessmen, investors and medical patients.

The Speaker said Pakistani Missions in Afghanistan would now also be able to grant visit visa for one year with multiple entries and business visa for up to five years, which would be extendable within Pakistan.