Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese has promised to ease the documents’ verification process for Pakistanis who wish to travel to Italy.
In a meeting with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari in Islamabad, the envoy said he wanted to promote Pakistan-Italy ties further and encourage people-to-people contact.
Andreas Ferrarese mentioned that efforts were afoot to ensure instant resolution of problems, being faced by Pakistani expatriates at the Italian embassy.
SAPM Zulfikar Bukhari said his government was keen to send more Pakistanis to Italy so that they could play maximum role in its development.
He termed the inclusion of Pakistani nationals in seasonal and non-seasonal work visa category for the year 2020-21 as a positive development.
Pakistan’s re-inclusion in the list of the countries eligible for seasonal work visa had begun a new era of bilateral ties, he added. The SAPM said Italy had always provided support to Pakistan during the trying times.