Pakistani officials in Hong Kong have complained to the mainland Government over an apparent ban on Pakistani nationals entering China from the SAR over the past two weeks. Pakistani Consul-General Azmat Ali Ranjha said the consulate had received a number of calls from nationals about visa refusals and had 'taken up the matter on a formal level in Hong Kong and with the central Government'. 'Surely there can't be any threat from the Pakistani people,' he said. 'We are not sure under what consideration this policy was adopted.' Pakistani and Islamic groups in Hong Kong also expressed concern and shock about the policy. There are about 25,000 Pakistanis in the SAR. Hafiz Imran Janjooa, 31, a marketing manager and purchaser for an import-export firm, tried to apply for a business visa to attend a trade fair in Guangdong but said the immigration official took one look at his Pakistani passport and rejected him. 'I have been to China more than 20 times and we meet many suppliers at the Guangdong fair. This will cause us a loss of business,' said Mr Janjooa, who was born in the SAR. 'The war is between Afghanistan and the US. What has it got to do with us?' Mr Janjooa's Amsua Group has an office on the mainland and does more than $500 million in business a year with China. Karachi resident Sheik Mehmood Qureshi, 33, who was also rejected, said he was rushing to Kunming to see his wife and three-year-old daughter who is in hospital with lung disease. 'It is inhuman for them not to let families reunite - I am not a terrorist,' he said. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it had not rejected the men's visas but could not issue them in the period of time requested.