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Chaos at Birmingham's Pakistani High Commission

ITV News has been told there are growing problems at the Pakistani High Commission in Birmingham, as people wait in long queues to apply for ID cards to travel back to Pakistan.

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Crowds of people wait outside Birmingham's Pakistani High Commission

People waiting outside the Pakistani High Commission in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

ITV News has been told there are growing problems at the Pakistani High Commission in Birmingham, as people wait in long queues to apply for ID cards to travel back to Pakistan.

The office opens at 10am, and the first 50 people in the queue are given raffle tickets for an appointment, while the rest - who have waited for hours - are simply turned away.

ITV will be investigating the cause of the delay today.

This morning, a queue of more than 100 people was already snaking outside the building by 8.30am. People start to line up in the early hours of the morning in the hope of being able to secure an ID card.

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