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Data reveals over 20 lakh Pakistani women don’t own NIC

ISLAMABAD: In a newly collected data compiled by a non-profit organization has revealed over 20 lakh women residing in Pakistan do not own citizenship.
According to an Islamabad-based organization, the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) over 20 lakh women from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa do not possess a Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC).
The ability of these women to play a role in political, social and economic progress is restricted and they are unable to take advantage of public social safety, education & health services.
According to data posted on TDEA’s official page on twitter, “More than 70,000 women in Abbottabad do not possess a NIC. This means their ability to play a role in the political, social and economic progress of the country. #merishanakht #meripehchaan #pakistan”

It further added, “More than 90,000 women in #Bajaur do not possess #NIC. This means they are unable to take advantage of government welfare schemes as they are not registered. #merishanakht #meripehchaan #pakistan”

TDEA stated, “More than 100,000 women are still disenfranchised in #Swabi because they don’t have a #NIC and their votes have not been registered. Get your #vote registered so you can contribute to a brighter future for Pakistan. #merishanakht #meripehchaan #pakistan”

In Pakistan, approximately 60 million people mainly children remain unregistered, out of which 25 million are living in the province of Punjab. Bahawalpur, the 11th largest district of the country, hosts an estimated 761,000 unregistered children.
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