Upon reading this piece here's the source of my confusion:
1. They're implying that hundreds of people are seeking visas for Pakistan. Given the mass exodus (or ratty dreams of escaping sinking ship at any rate) from within, it seems a little absurd to think of lines outside the Paki embassy demanding to let people in. One would think that supply of Pak visas would far exceed demand at the moment.
2. As my colleague N just pointed out: Do they (meaning our Amreeki 'frainds') even need a visa to get into Pakistan? One assumes they simply sneak in on their big helicopters, land on the big helipad inside the American embassy, and there they are, pretty much here to stay. This seeking visa business seems mighty strange to me.
3. The article implies that the lack-wit Pakistani government is in a negotiating position vis-a-vis American entry into the country. Given the number of Amreeki's already here, it seems a little absurd for them to suddenly sit back and actually take 'strategic decisions' on whether to issue visas or not.
This is all very strange, my loves. Mark my words, something is up! The question be: what exactly?