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Taliban to change Afghan Passports, NICs

AFGHANISTAN: The Taliban have announced they will change Afghan Passports and National Identity Cards issued by the previous Government and said the documents will be valid for the time being, according to a local media report. The Khaama Press News Agency reported citing Zabiullah Mujahid, the Taliban deputy minister of information and culture and the spokesperson, that it is possible that Afghan passports and NIDs to have the name "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan" in them. Mujahid also said that the documents issued by the previous government are still valid as legal documents of the country.

According to the news agency, passport and national identity cards departments are still closed in Afghanistan and only those who have conducted their biometrics can get these documents.

The Taliban are already affecting changes in the country, which they swiftly recaptured last month, by replacing women's ministry with the “Ministries of Prayer and Guidance and the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice”, not allowing to return to schools and restoring punishments like amputations and executions to deter criminals.

On Saturday, a local government official in the western Afghan city of Herat said that the Taliban killed four alleged kidnappers and hung their bodies up in public to deter others. - NDTV

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