First transgender person Ali Laila has been issued the driving license in Islamabad. Islamabad Traffic Police has issued the driving license to the first transgender person in the capital. Laila has been issued the license 15 years after she started driving.
Laila is the president of the Awaz Shemale foundation in Rawalpindi. She revealed that she learned driving back in 2000. Her father helped her in the process and then for 15 years she drove in the twin cities without a license.
Finally, recently Laila fulfilled all practical driving tests issued by the Islamabad Police and she was given the driving license. She also met the Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammad Amir Zulfiqar Khan who assured her that the city police will work harder to solve the issues of the transgender community.
In March 2018 KPK government also issued driving licenses to the transgender persons. Also, Computerised National Identity Cards are being given to the transgenders. The first transgender person who received the Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) was from KPK, Farzana Jan. Her gender was marked ‘X’.
Recently Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar announced that the transgenders will be given jobs in Supreme Court as well. Chief Justice of Pakistan said “In our society transgenders are subjected to ridicule. It is our top most priority to give them their rights.”