LONDON (Online) - British immigration officials in Pakistan have just 11 minutes to check each visa application fuelling concerns over security, The Daily Telegraph disclosed. Officials are also not checking supporting evidence in thousands of applications from that country and Afghanistan. And there have been no back up telephone interviews on applications since a controversial out-sourced visa system was implemented last year. In October last year, a new hub and spoke network was launched by the Home Office which saw visa applications for a number of countries, including Pakistan, being decided by staff based in Abu Dhabi. However, applications from Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan are still initially checked in Islamabad for fraud and forgery by entry clearance officers there. Since the new system began operating, there have been 66,415 such visa applications have been received but there are only 11 entry clearance officers and two managers. That means the equivalent of 43 applications each every day if they work eight hours a day for 20 days a month. It gives them just 11 minutes to make vital security checks before another officer in a separate country decides whether to grant entry to the UK. While all passports are checked, officials only examine other supporting documents in 80 per cent of cases, meaning some 13,283 applications did not have additional evidence checked. It raises the prospect of terrorists, illegal immigrants or criminals slipping through the net and being granted visa to come to the UK. All but one of the 12 suspects arrested over an alleged plot to bomb shopping centres in Manchester earlier this year came to Britain from Pakistan using student visas. The men were all later released without charged. Chris Grayling, the shadow Home Secretary who obtained the figures, said: This is yet another extraordinary example of the gap between what the Government is saying and whats really happening on the ground. Weve had endless rhetoric from Ministers in recent months about how theyve dramatically tightened the rules for visa applicants from countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan, now we discover the system is riddled with holes and the checks are wholly inadequate. Its just not good enough. Concerns already existed over the new hub and spoke network after it emerged some applications are being decided over the phone from Abu Dhabi. But in the case of Pakistan and Afghanistan, figures show there hasnt even been a telephone interview over any application since the system began. The Home Office said while entry clearance officers make the final decision on applications, there are up to 200 staff in Pakistan to checks documents. Phil Woolas, Minister for Borders and Immigration, said: These calculations are totally wrong and paint a false picture of our decision making process. We have around 200 staff who deal with applications from Pakistan, not 11, and trained officers check 100 percent of passports submitted with applications in Pakistan. No visa would be issued without the application being checked for fraud and forgery. Our visa controls are tougher than ever with every application scrutinised, fingerprints taken, and the individuals checked against a range of watch-lists. If there is still any doubt, we can conduct face-to-face interviews.