According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the Qatari government has issued a list of 95 countries whose citizens are eligible to visit the gulf country without a visa, and Pakistan has been added to the list.
Pakistani citizens could stay in Qatar for 30 days without a visa,” they said, adding that the travelers must have a return ticket and a hotel reservation to take advantage of the offer.
They also stated that travelers should have a passport that is valid for at least six months.
According to a recent ranking by a US-based firm, the Pakistani passport was ranked fourth from the bottom in a list of 199 countries, making it one of the worst for travel.
Sweden ranked first out of 199 countries, while the United Kingdom was ranked 16th and the United States did not even make the top 30.
Looking only at subcontinent countries, the Indian passport is the most valuable, with 48 points, followed by Sri Lanka’s 38 points. According to the Khaleej Times, Bangladesh is second with 37 points, while Pakistan is third with 27 points.
But it’s not all bad news for Pakistanis: there are still 27 countries that Pakistanis can visit without a visa or with a visa on arrival.