The Consular Office of the Embassy of Greece in Islamabad has confirmed to Greek City Times that the visas of hundreds of Pakistanis were not cancelled, unlike what was initially reported in August.
Pakistani media was quoted as saying: “The Greek embassy in Islamabad has so far cancelled the visas of hundreds of poor Pakistanis.
These Pakistanis get Greek visas by paying 2 to 5 million rupees. When a visa is issued from Greece, the Greek Embassy cancels it. It is a big injustice to those innocent poor who pay money to get a visa first for work. And the Greek embassy in Islamabad cancels visas.”
Urdu Media Greece says there have been calls and messages from hundreds of Pakistani families who have also wasted their money due to their visas being rejected.
“We appeal to the Greek and Pakistani governments to take this issue seriously. Why are they wasting the money of poor Pakistanis?” Urdu Media Greece said.
However, this is fake information that was originally circulated by Turkish portal BNN, which was then republished in Pakistani media.
The national visa fee for working in Greece ranges from 75 to 180 euros, and any additional money allegedly paid by foreign citizens is not required by the Consular Office of the Embassy of Greece in Islamabad under any circumstances.
Greek City Times was informed that “the Greek Consular Office in Islamabad plainly applies the Greek legislation to the fullest extent.”
Source: Greek City Times