September 28, 2023

Afghan citizens voice concerns about slow passport distribution process

The Afghan citizens have raised their concerns regarding the slow passport distribution process in the country and stated that not having a passport had caused residents to face several issues, TOLOnews reported. In interviews to TOLOnews, the Afghan citizens said that they asked the General Directorate of Passports to speed up passport distribution in the nation’s capital and other provinces.

However, under the Taliban regime, the people of Afghanistan continue to only face problems.

“I’ve been coming here for about three or four days, and I requested a name change on my passport. The manager collected our documents, and I don’t know what will happen next,” said Idris, a resident of Kabul, according to TOLOnews. Passport applicants have been attempting to get passports for many years, but they have not received them. Separately, another resident of Kabul, Zazai said, “People are having a lot of issues. Some of them applied a year ago, but they haven’t yet received them. People have (medical) patients.” According to the General Directorate of Passports, eight to ten thousand passports are granted daily in Kabul and the provinces, and attempts are being made to establish passport distribution centres in each of the capital’s four zones, according to TOLOnews. (ANI)