February 15 – Bloomberg report by Iain Marlow states that tensions between India and Pakistan are escalating once again. India has blamed Pakistan for a Feb. 14 terrorist attack on security forces in Kashmir that killed dozens of paramilitary troops. The suicide attack was the worst incident of violence since India elected Narendra Modi in 2014 and took place in the run-up to a tightly contested general election due by May.
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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