Some Afghan media report say restrictions imposed by the Islamic Emirate on Afghan citizens traveling abroad have provoked strong reactions.

Some social media users see this act of the Islamic Emirate as "hostage-taking," and a number of politicians say that it will have a negative impact on Kabul's interaction with the world.

“The international community will not keep silent about it and will show a strong reaction to this,” Ishaq Gailani, leader of the Afghanistan Solidarity Movement, was quoted as saying by TOLOnews

Meanwhile, the Islamic Emirate reportedly say they have imposed travel restrictions following reports about the challenges facing Afghan refugees in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

“If the Afghans are not sure what will happen to them outside, we will close it (for now); I reminded you that more than 50,000 Afghans are in a bad situation in the Doha camps,” said Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, according to TOLOnews.

In August last year, the United States evacuated more than 120,000 people from Afghanistan during an airlift. However many US citizens still remain in Afghanistan, reported TOLOnews.

The Print says Washington estimates that more than 60,000 former US colleagues in Afghanistan who have applied for special immigration programs still remain in Afghanistan.

Allowing foreign nationals and Afghans who helped the international forces to leave was a commitment of the Islamic Emirate to the international community, and it is not clear how the international community will react to the halt of this process.