Residents of Kabul called on the Islamic Emirate to resume the issuing of passports.
The General Department of Passports announced one month ago that the distribution of passports would be halted for a temporary time.
“The frequent closing of the passport department, its reopening and closing many times--which we don’t know the reason for--will pave the way for fraud,” said Zabiullah, a passport applicant.
“We call on the Islamic Emirate officials to resume passport distribution through transparent ways,” said Massihullah, a passport applicant.
A spokesman for the General Department of Passports, Noorullah Patman, said that the distribution of passports has been halted due to technical problems.
“The process of passport distribution has been halted based on the order of the general head of the passport department due to technical problems, and the technical teams are working on it,” said Noorullah Patman, a spokesman for the General Department of Passports.
The distribution of passports has been halted more than five times since the Islamic Emirate swept into power. Three heads of departments have been changed thus far.