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US Changes its Visa Policy For Pakistanis

Against the previous visa fees of $160, the new fee applicable, under revision from January 21, will be $192

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FILE - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (R) speaks with U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad (3rd L) during a meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Islamabad, Pakistan, in this handout photo released Jan. 18, 2018. VOA

The US has changed its visa policy in different categories for Pakistanis, Geo TV reported on Wednesday.

An official notification announcing revision of the visa policy rules was issued by the US Consulate in Islamabad on Tuesday.

According to Geo TV, while work and missionary visas have been reduced from five years to one year, the visa limit for journalists has been reduced from five years to three months.

The Consulate’s notification mentioned that visas for trade, tourism and students will remain valid for a period of five years.

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, center left, and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, center right, witness the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Petroleum, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Feb. 17, 2019. VOA

The TV channel mentioned that according to diplomatic sources, the policies have been revised as per rules of the Pakistani Embassy in Washington.Pakistan also issues visas for three months to journalists.

Government officials will be issued visas having a duration based on the nature of their work, it said.

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Against the previous visa fees of $160, the new fee applicable, under revision from January 21, will be $192. (IANS)

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Uber Eats’ Pickup Feature Now Available for Users in the US

The firm's rivals Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates already offer the ability to pickup orders along with a growing number of restaurants

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Uber Eats has announced that its ‘Pickup’ feature on the on-demand restaurant food app is now available for users in the US.

The on-demand food service from ride-hailing company Uber launched a pickup feature nationwide. The feature was tested in San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas and Austin, Texas, prior to the roll-out, USA Today reported on Friday.

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The ‘Pickup’ feature lets Uber Eats customers order their food through the app as usual.

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Delivery men working with the food delivery apps Uber Eats and Swiggy wait to pick up an order outside a restaurant in Mumbai, India, Feb. 6, 2019. VOA

After that, instead of paying a delivery fee and waiting for someone to drop the food at their door, they can go to the restaurant and collect it themselves.

“This gives eaters more flexibility in how they access food and provides them the option to order through Uber Eats and collect the food themselves,” Elspeth Rollert, Uber Eats US head of Restaurant Brand Marketing was quoted as saying in the report.

The firm’s rivals Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates already offer the ability to pickup orders along with a growing number of restaurants. (IANS)