Kabul (Afghanistan): The Taliban-led Afghanistan government resumed passport services for its citizens starting Tuesday. As per Tolo News, Saeed Khosti, the Head of the Media Department of the Interior Ministry, has stated that for the time being, new passports will be issued with the title “The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan”.
As reported by the Tolo News, Khosti, in a press conference added that all female employees of the passport department have been asked to return to their jobs. As per the Taliban government, at least 25,000 passports are ready to be issued in the first place. The Acting Head of the Department, Alim Gul Haqqani, also appeared at a press conference in his office and said that their services have resumed in the Provinces.
According to the department’s officials, at least 170,000 people have filed applications for getting their passports in the past two months. The officials also said that they have enough passport booklets and that there will be no need for printing new passports for the next eight months, according to Tolo News.
The passport services to Afghans were halted after the fall of the previous government (Islamic Republic of Afghanistan) on August 15, causing trouble to the citizens of the country.