3 million people in Pakistan lacking IDs may miss out on Covid-19 jabs

Three million people in the country without coronavirus vaccines, including mainly unregistered refugees, jeopardising Pakistan’s fight against the pandemic.

Currently, only Pakistani nationals or immigrants who have either computerised national identification cards (CNIC) or official refugee status can receive the jabs.

Pakistan has so far vaccinated nearly 3 million people.

The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has demanded that the registration process be halted because it “may deprive millions of people” of Covid-19 vaccines.