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Vol. 5 Num 263 Tue. February 22, 2005  
   
Sports


Special Indian visa offices in Pakistan


India said Monday it would open special visa offices in the Pakistani cities of Lahore and Karachi to process thousands of fans who want to travel across the border for a historic cricket tour.

"The High Commission has put in place arrangements to facilitate timely issuance of visas to those desirous of witnessing cricket matches in India," an embassy statement said.

The special visa counters, which will be set up in local hotels and cultural centres, will start functioning in eastern Lahore from Thursday.

"The first will open in Lahore from February 25-27 and then in the second week of March while a visa camp in Karachi will open in the first half of March," the statement said.