June 12: The Telegraph report by Ben Farmer states that a suspected Pakistani 'spy pigeon' seized just inside India's border faces X-ray by security officials to ensure the bird is not carrying hidden messages, or spy gadgets. The bird was handed in to border security forces after landing close to a post near Amritsar, the Times of India reported. The unnamed bird is the latest in a string of alleged avian agents to be seized over the years amid tense relations and mutual suspicion between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
Muscat Daily: Pakistan announces visa-on-arrival for Omani travelers
March 19: Muscat Daily states that Oman is among the 50 countries whose citizens can avail tourist visa-on-arrival in Pakistan. The country has also launched a new e-visa scheme that will facilitate visitors from 175 countries. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the e-visa scheme last week to open the country to tourism and the world.
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