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Visa applicants facilitated at Pakistani Consulate in Jalalabad

Visa applicants facilitated at Pakistani Consulate in Jalalabad

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Aug 30, 2018 - 20:14

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday visited the Pakistaninfo-icon Consulate General in the provincial capital as part of his efforts to facilitate visa applicants.

Governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the governor was accompanied by the police chief, deputy governor and other local officials during his visit to the Pakistan consulate general and provided some management facilities to visa applicants so they were able to obtain visas without any problem.

Governor Hayatullah Hayat told people and media person present there they wanted an organized visa issuance process because hundreds of complaints were daily received in this regard.

“I chose the yard of the governor’s residence for our brothers and sisters to stay while applying for Pakistan visa so they would be able to get visas in an organized manner,” he said.

Pakistani consulate general officials had promised handing over the visa issuance process to a private company, but they did not materialize the pledge despite being provided required facilities, said the governor, who added efforts were underlay to get privatized the visa issue process as soon as possible.

To a question, Hayat said security officials at the consulate general had been changed more than 10 times in the last few months in order to discourage corruption.

“We will watch the management in this process until it is handed over to a private company, we see many problems here and a large amount of money is pocketed, we receive many complaints in this regard every day,” Hayat added.

Visa applicants thanked the governor for his efforts but stressed continued oversight of the visa issuance process.

They said womeninfo-icon, children, elders and patients faced hardships while trying to obtain Pakistan visa but the new measures taken by the governor would resolve the issues to some extent.

Ghulam Rahman, a visa applicant from Kunar province, said that officials often made promises to earn fame.

He said such temporary management measures would be forgotten after some days and disorganization would take over again.

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