Reference : V-P-PK-E-01403
Date : 08/2018
Country/Region : PAKISTAN
Caption : Karachi. This woman is eight months pregnant and has moved into her maternal home where 22 members of her family already live. She and her husband were denied ID cards and she cannot be admitted to a hospital without one. Her mothers’ neighbor posses an ID card and they hope to borrow it to get medical attention when the date of delivery arrives.
Photographer : KHAULA, Jamil
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : These people were Pakistanis before 1971 but became stateless when East Pakistan became Bangladesh. There are hundreds of thousands of people in the similar situation in Bangladesh (also known as Beharis) who at that time opposed the separation of East Pakistan and got stranded there ever since. Many do not have the nationality either and represent the part of the same problem which exists in both Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5527x3685
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour