Sheikh Rasheed emphasizes need to strengthen bilateral ties b/w Pakistan, Uzbekistan

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ISLAMABAD: (Raja Furqan Ahmed): Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has emphasized the need to further strengthen bilateral relations between Pakistan and Uzbekistan. He was talking to Uzbek Ambassador to Pakistan Aybek Arif Usmanov in Islamabad on Monday. The Interior Minister said Pakistan has given special visa facilitation to Uzbek citizens. He said the Uzbek citizens will now also be given a five-day transit visa. The Uzbek ambassador said the PIA flight between Lahore and Tashkent stands restored from the 2nd of this month. This, he said, will help promote tourism and trade between the two countries. Both sides also agreed to strengthen coordination between their law enforcement agencies.