By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Pakistan Embassy in Kabul in a press release yesterday said that it has taken urgent measures to facilitate Pakistani visas for Afghan nationals.
“The Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul has taken urgent measures to facilitate Pakistani visas for Afghan nationals. Pakistan’s Consulates in Jalalabad, Kandahar, Herat and Mazar-e-sharif have also started issuing visas to Afghan nationals in their respective jurisdictions,” the embassy said.
“Under the new visa policy, long term multiple visas are being issued to the Afghan nationals for visiting Pakistan for medical treatment, family matters, business, education and other purposes,” the embassy added.
“As the visa facility has opened recently after many months of restrictions due to COVID-19, there is a significant backlog causing large crowds of visa applicants at Embassy’s and Consulates’ windows. The Embassy seeks the understanding and cooperation of the applicants as well as the Afghan security authorities for ensuring effective management of the submission and collection of visa applications with a view to hopefully clear the backlog in the coming days,” the embassy concluded.
The embassy said visas would be free, except for fees in the business category.
This comes as a number of visa applicants protested in front of the embassy on Monday for prolonging visa process.