The Pakistan Foreign Office denied all reports that it had softened its policies against the controversial state of Israel. The Foreign Ministry spokesman, Dr. Mohammad Faisal, during a weekly newsletter, answered a question that there was no change in Islamabad’s policy towards Tel Aviv.
He was asked this question amid reports that a Pakistani Jew is being granted permission to visit Israel. Without commenting on the incident, Dr. Faisal said that Pakistan’s policy toward the Jewish state has not changed.
According to the details, a Pakistani Jew, Fishel Khalid, applied for a permit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 28. Earlier this year, Fishel received a call from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informing him of his permit.
If everything goes according to plan, he will be the first Pakistani to be allowed to travel to the prohibited country with official permission.
Recent updates on the subject indicate that he was born into a Muslim family, but then converted to the Jewish religion.
He told the BBC that he has been in contact with NADRA since 2016 to register as a Jew. After a long struggle, his claim was recognized by the government.
“Although I was registered as a Muslim at birth, I told NADRA that I was not a Muslim practitioner and I gave them all the details and documents they asked me to cross over my information,” he told the BBC.
After the confirmation, Khalid issued a new passport that shows him a Jew.
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