Pakistan Embassy in Kabul said on Tuesday it was implementing measures to facilitate visas for Afghan nationals, that were enacted in September.
In a statement, the embassy said that the number of windows for collection of visa application forms has increased from 7 to 17, which has resulted in enhanced visas processing capacity for the applicants.
It is also issuing long-term multiple entry visas to all categories of visitors (one to five year visas).
The embassy and its consulates have introduced online visa/E-visa for Afghan nationals.
Separate windows have been designated for applicants for medical treatment, students and business people.
Separate windows have been designated for female visa applicants.Students are being issued visas for their entire duration of studies according to the education programme in Pakistan.
As a result of these measures, the Embassy and its Consulates have issued 150,000 visas during the months of October and November alone. In addition to this, around 12,000 online E-visas have been issued by the Embassy during past one and a half month, according to the statement.
The embassy said that the visa applicants do not need to wait for visas outside the facility during night hours.
It said that visas for Afghan nationals except businessmen are without any fee.
“The Embassy reiterates that there is no visa agent for the Embassy. The applicants are advised not to pay any fee/charges in the name of facilitation to process visa to any agents or middlemen,” the statement said.