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Afghanistan: Over 100,000 Passports Are Issued to Applicants Each Month

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Nizamuddin Rezahi
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Afghanistan’s Passport Directorate has announced that it issues more than 100,000 copies of fresh passports to citizens on a monthly basis.

Arg, Afghanistan’s presidential palace on Sunday in a series of tweets said that Abdul Salam Hanafi, the acting Deputy Prime Minister for Administrative Affair’s meeting with the head of the central passport department.

During the visit, Mawlavi Abdul Kabirm, head of the passport department said the organization is trying to increase the distribution process of passports to Afghans across the country.

Mr. Hanafi added that more than 100,000 passports are issued to Afghans on a monthly basis.

Meanwhile, the passport directorate of the Islamic Emirate stressed that it is putting every possible effort to enhance the distribution of passport to interested Afghan applicants.   

Previously, the passport directorate had said that as of now, 8,000-10,000 passports are issued throughout the country, and efforts are underway to increase the numbers.

Perhaps, Afghanistan’s passport is one of the weakest ones in the world, however, ordinary Afghans are plagued with overwhelming challenges in getting it. According to unofficial reports, applicants bribe thousands of dollars to receive a fresh copy through brokers in the black market.

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