Under-privileged residents, poor and deprived of influence from suburban areas like Orangi and several other slum territories, are finding it difficult to have their national identity cards made, a private TV channel reported Wednesday.
It said that from morning till late in the night, residents of Orangi Town sit outside the office of NADRA, waiting to at least submit their documents for an identity card. But weeks and months pass, they continue to wait.
“I have been coming here for the past four days, but my turn has not been called out,” an older adult man tells Geo News. “Brokers take money from people and get their CNICs made for them, while we keep sitting on a sheet we bring from home, waiting for our number to be called out.”