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Passport Department Resumes Services to Afghans

The Passport Department of the Ministry of Interior Affairs on Tuesday announced the resumption of its services to Afghans, saying that at least 25,000 passports are ready to be issued in the first place.

The acting head of the department, Alim Gul Haqqani, who appeared at a press conference in his office, said their services have also resumed in provinces.

The halt in the passport department's services happened on August 15 after the fall of the previous government. 

Saeed Khosti, head of media department of the interior ministry, at a news conference said that for the time being, the new passports will be issued with their previous title: the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Khosti added that all female employees of the passport department have been asked to return to their jobs.

TOLOnews reporter Abdulhaq Omeri reporting from the passport department said some female employees of the department have returned to their jobs.

According to the department’s officials, in the last nearly two months, at least 170,000 people have filled applications for getting passports.

The officials also said they have enough passport booklets and that there will be no need for printing new passports for the next eight months.

Passport Department Resumes Services to Afghans

The interior ministry said for the time being, the new passports will be issued with the title of "the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan."

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The Passport Department of the Ministry of Interior Affairs on Tuesday announced the resumption of its services to Afghans, saying that at least 25,000 passports are ready to be issued in the first place.

The acting head of the department, Alim Gul Haqqani, who appeared at a press conference in his office, said their services have also resumed in provinces.

The halt in the passport department's services happened on August 15 after the fall of the previous government. 

Saeed Khosti, head of media department of the interior ministry, at a news conference said that for the time being, the new passports will be issued with their previous title: the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Khosti added that all female employees of the passport department have been asked to return to their jobs.

TOLOnews reporter Abdulhaq Omeri reporting from the passport department said some female employees of the department have returned to their jobs.

According to the department’s officials, in the last nearly two months, at least 170,000 people have filled applications for getting passports.

The officials also said they have enough passport booklets and that there will be no need for printing new passports for the next eight months.

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