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Afghan citizens will have new passports, national identity cards, Taliban announced

Kabul: The new Taliban government has announced that the Afghan passport, National Identity Card (NID) will have the name “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan”.

Zabiullah Mujahid, deputy information and culture minister and Taliban spokesman, said it was possible for an Afghan passport and NID to be named “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan”, The Khama Press news agency reported.

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

Zabiullah Mujahid, deputy minister for information and culture and spokesman for the Taliban, said documents issued by the previous government were still valid as legal documents for the country, The Khama Press news agency reported.

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

By Naveen Bharat Staff

 

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