Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Audio Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Foreign ministry issues computerised passports

Foreign ministry issues computerised passports

Sep 17, 2011 - 20:21

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued two types of computerised passports to diplomats and public servants, an official said on Saturday.

Printed according to international standards, the computerised passports would help improve security, a ministry spokesman, Janan Musazai, told a news conference in Kabul.

The passports -- with certain security codes that could be checked and registered by machines at airports -- were printed in Britain. "On the photo page, there are 16 security codes," he said.

He said the distribution process was launched on August 18. Issuance of old passports to students has been stopped and they will also be given computerised passports in the future.

Musazai said the ministry planned to hasten issuing passports to ordinary people. The duration of computerised passports, valid for five years, will not be extended.


Related Article

Add new comment



Etisalat Get more data, Etisalat Afghanistan

Twitter Update