Reference : V-P-PK-E-01405
Date : 08/2018
Country/Region : PAKISTAN
Caption : Karachi. This woman has just given her matriculation examinations. She wants to study further but cannot get admitted to any university because she does not have a National Identity Card. Instead of studying further, she teaches at a small school in the community where her legal status is not questioned and she is paid some pocket money.
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 : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour