The Afghan Embassy in Islamabad has announced that the passport issuance process for Afghan immigrants has officially begun.
On Wednesday, Sardar Ahmad Shakib, the Head of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan in Islamabad, said that the action was taken during a meeting between diplomats and technical teams.
According to the Embassy’s statement, passport applicants can now obtain their passports online and visit the Embassy at the specified times.
The Acting Head of the Afghan Embassy in Pakistan has regarded the initiation of this process for Afghan immigrants as valuable and expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for implementing this system.
Previously, some sources among Afghan immigrants in Pakistan confirmed that approximately 100 to 150 individuals were undergoing biometrics at the Afghan Embassy in Pakistan daily, suggesting a relatively low number of applicants.
Afghan citizens have been expressing concerns about delays in passport acquisition
process in Pakistan.
Following the return of the Taliban to power, the international community has refrained from officially recognizing their government. Consequently, this lack of recognition has hindered the ability of consulates and embassies to issue passports.
Afghan citizens have faced significant challenges in obtaining passports due to the international community’s non-recognition of the Taliban-led government by the international community.