Artistic director Khalid Salimi from the Mela Festival in Oslo opening the concert at Rock MusicariumArtistic director Khalid Salimi from the Mela Festival in Oslo opening the concert at Rock Musicarium

At the end of February, the Norwegian Mela Festival came to Pakistan to celebrate its 15th anniversary, with concerts and workshops taking place in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad under the motto of “Creating Horizons”. The artistic driving force was the famous Norwegian jazz musician, composer and producer Bugge Wesseltoft assisted by the drummer Luis J. Pinto.

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Welcome to the website of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Islamabad!

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Photo: Johner Bildbyrå AB/ NTB scanpix .

The overall objective of Norway’s development policy is to fight poverty and bring about social justice.

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In response to the large number of asylum seekers entering the country, the Norwegian Parliament has passed legislative amendments that among other things enables a swifter return of certain asylum seekers.

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As from 2nd November 2015 everyone applying for a C Schengen visit visa, will have to appear in person. Applicants must meet at the Norway Visa Application Center VFS Global, operated by Gerry’s International. As from this date, applicants must provide biometrical data together with their applications. The biometric data consists of a live digital photograph and 10 fingerprints.

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