Pakistan Embassy officials expressed their concerns over Afghans getting injured outside the embassy due to extreme rush, in a press statement released Tuesday.
The embassy iterated concerns over the Afghan nationals being hurt due to a large number of applicant gatherings near the Embassy.
“Due to prevailing health situation resulting from COVID-19 pandemic, the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul and Pakistan’s consulates in Afghanistan are presently issuing visas to Afghans primarily on the grounds of health and family emergencies” the statement reads.
It is reported that the Pakistani Embassy in Kabul is working with authorities in Pakistan for full facilitation and implementation of the new visa policy approved by the Pakistani cabinet.
The Embassy also expressed their appreciation in regards to the security and management of a large number of visa applicants.
This comes as Pakistan announced a new visa policy for Afghan nationals on September 29, 2020, following Abdullah Abdullah’s (HCNR Chief) visit to the country.