Pakistan and India have decided to issue multiple visas to business and trading elite valid for one year. Decision to this effect was announced by Joint Secretary Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Arvind Mehta in New Delhi while addressing a meeting organised by FICCI with the visiting Pakistani businessmen delegation. Pakistans High Commissioner, Shahid Malik has also confirmed that an agreement has been reached. Under this arrangement, businessmen having multiple-entry visas would be allowed to visit 10 cities and there would be no requirement of police reporting. They would be allowed to enter from any point of entry in each others country. Initially the public response on granting MFN status to India was negative and now this move is being agitated by the religious parties across the country. The All Parties Hurriyat Conference in occupied Kashmir had also condemned it terming the move as a conspiracy against the Kashmiri people who are being subjected to untold terror merely because they are struggling for liberation of their homeland. Pakistani authorities must keep in their mind that till such time the Kashmir conflict is resolved no amount of measures would bring about lasting peace between the two South Asian partners.