They were fingerprinting her in an administrative hut in Camp
Munda 6, a Pakistani show camp. She had committed no crime. They
were merely doing it to "keep track" of the refugees.
They put her inked fingers to a piece of already yellowed and
soggy paper. The paper stack defied nesting in neat orderly piles
that 19th century bureaucrats dream of. Sheets buckled and swelled
against each other and the file folders that were meant to keep
them. They would never be used or retrieved. It was just another
form of subtle bureaucratic terrorism designed at making sure
that Afghan refugees never felt too comfortable in what Pakistan
regarded as its territory.
far too easy to take pictures like this in Pakistan.