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Taliban to change Afghan passports, national identity cards

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Published : Sep 26, 2021, 12:47 pm IST
Updated : Sep 26, 2021, 12:47 pm IST

Deputy Minister of information & Culture said that the documents possibly will have the name 'Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan' on them

An Afghan man has his photograph taken for facial biometric information as he applies for his passport at the passport office in Kabul. -AFP
 An Afghan man has his photograph taken for facial biometric information as he applies for his passport at the passport office in Kabul. -AFP

Kabul: The Taliban on Saturday announced that Afghan passports, national identity cards (NIDs) will have the name "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan" in them.

Deputy Minister of information and culture and the spokesperson of the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid said that it is possible for the Afghan passports and NIDs to have the name "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan" in them, reported The Khaama Press News Agency.

 

Meanwhile, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has said that the national identity cards and the passports that are issued by the previous Afghan government are valid for the time being.

Deputy Minister of information and culture and the spokesperson of the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid said that the documents issued by the previous government, are still valid as legal documents of the country, reported The Khaama Press News Agency.

The passport and NID departments are still closed in Afghanistan and only those who have conducted their biometrics can get their passports and NIDs.

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