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DRIVE Pakistan: Verification Exercise Update (October 2021)

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As of 31 October 2021, a cumulative total of 1,013,346 individuals have been processed across Pakistan. 668,460 are registered Afghan refugees who have been verified and will receive a new PoR smartcard, 122,480 are registered children above five years old who are now eligible for their own individual PoR smartcard, while 136,812 are children of PoR cardholders who are under the age of five and will be newly registered following document validation. An additional 85,594 individuals are undocumented immediate family members of Afghan refugees whose information has been recorded to highlight family links with registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan and will be issued family certificates.

The majority of verifications to date have been conducted by the 18 sites active in Khyber Pakthunkwa province (54%), with a further (23%) in Balochistan province. The current DRIVE exercise also identifies nuclear families from within extended family groupings, averaging five individuals per nuclear family.