Reference : V-P-PK-E-01406
Date : 08/2018
Country/Region : PAKISTAN
Caption : Karachi. This 22 years old woman wants to get married and start a family like most girls her age in the community. However, because Bengali men cannot secure jobs (due to lack of National Identity Cards) many of them look to try and find young girls who have legal status to get married to. Her mother was denied ID card renewal, thus barring her from receiving one too.
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