The following notice comes from the FIA and is related to visas and journalists, relief/rescue personnel and others travelling to Pakistan to assist with disaster relief operations:
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is granting landing permit at the airports/check-posts for three (03) months on the directions of Ministry of Interior on arrival of those foreigners who are coming to Pakistan without visa in connection with relief and rescue work in the earth quake affected areas under intimation to Ministry of Interior. This facility is also being provided to foreign journalists coming to Pakistan to cover the relief and rescue work in the earth quake affected areas. After expiry of the period of three (03) months further extension, if required, will be granted by the concerned Passport Office in Pakistan for a further period of three (03) months. This decision is being implemented since 15.10.2005.
Additional Director General,Immigration
Federal Investigation Agency
Contact No: 92-51-9260776