The government of India has issued a clarification saying the country has no problem in issuing visas to Pakistani artistes, as long as they fulfil visa conditions.
“Government of India has no problem in giving visa to any Pakistani artist.. We have no problem in granting visas. If a person applies for visa and he fulfils the conditions, he gets it. It’s not that we don’t have to issue visa to Pakistani nationals” a Home Ministry official said.
The clarification comes hours after the ‘Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India’ issued a statement that have requested its members to refrain from screening films featuring Pakistani artists.
Earlier, the Indian Motion Picture Producer Association (IMPPA) said it has passed a resolution urging Indian filmmakers to avoid working with Pakistani artistes until bilateral tensions between the two countries subside.