Yes agree here but as you know policies is driven for each country so doing comparison with any one else is not fair , as you already mention earlier we were not part of SDS but now we can avail SDS (this does not guarantee visa but yes now we have option to avail this).Well the forum is full of evidences and surprises if you go through and do a 1 to 1 comparison you will get an answer to that.
The processing time is mentioned on cic website for many countries is less than 15 days where as in last 2 years this was never less then 30 days for Pakistan and now it’s 57 days.
I also got refused in 2017 where I was going to do a business meeting in Canada and then again I got the tourist visa in 2018 which is valid until 2026.
We all are here to discuss and share our experiences and current trends to help other forum members and new applicants. May be you do agree with the point or not but visa policies do change and revise all the time for all countries, before there was no SDS program but now last month it was introduce for Pakistani applicants as well where they do get an answer within 20 days.
Every visa application is different and unique to each other but the point which they raise in their refusal letters are also beyond the understanding of a common person. Like they don’t even give you a satisfactory explanation and reason either so you can improve, you always have to improve things based upon your own assumptions. For example if you go through the UK visa refusal letter they most commonly refuse Pakistani applicants on finance because we are unable to provide them a satisfactory evidence about our income but they do mention, highlight and raise their concerns in their refusal letters, that this is the primary cause of the refusal of your UK visa, where we don’t see such details in Canada refusal letters.
Also you must know Pakistan also perusing case to decide application directly here at Islamabad (not in Abu Dhabi but mostly all operation work performed locally here at Islamabad and only decision taken at Abu Dhabi or Ottawa or Edmonton. I am saying this after reading my first refusal gcms notes and they have all 3 offices added there for decision making).
My point only was before claiming anything we must have some evidence to prove our claim.
I read forum and found people think they must be granted visa all time but this is up to them to decide, yes may be sometime they don’t look deeper and refuse (this claim also I can prove but still).
So before drawing any conclusion we need to make sure we as a Pakistani not abusing our visa (so in future we can have visa more easily)