A local news channel has appointed a transgender newscaster in Pakistan. This appointment is the first of its kind in the history of the country.
A senior Pakistani journalist—Shiraz Hassan who is linked with BBC news network took to his Twitter account to break the news.
— Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) March 23, 2018
He tweeted that Pakistan’s first transgender newscaster and mentioned the name “Maavia Malik” along with the capture.
No further details have been provided by the senior journalist yet.
As per the sources, Maavia Malik has in past already walked the ramp for the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion week that recently occurred.
The Senate (upper house of the Parliament) recently agreed to a bill for the protection and the empowerment of the transgender community.
By the estimation of the TransAction Pakistan, the total count of the transgender person is at least five lacs as per the estimates out of one hundred and ninety million people in the country.
So far, the social networking platform—Twitter has positively responded to this development.
Wahh…that's really nice and impressive.
— Netra Parikh (@Netra) March 24, 2018
MashaAllah great move.we must give and provide equal opportunities for them rather they will bagging dancing of the road.They deserve education and to be respected as well. Bravo to this news channel.
— Dr Mehmood Riaz Gill (@drgills73) March 24, 2018
Hopeful that others will also follow these foot prints and gives transgenders proportionate representation
— Muhammad Zuhair Ammar (@Zuhair_PTI) March 24, 2018
Appreciation has also been received from across the border.
Finally something India can learn from Pakistan, it's time we give transgender community their rights and pride
— Ktk (@KrunalvV) March 24, 2018
Wow.. This has not yet happened in India.. Pakistan 🇵🇰.. keep it up.
— Bert Hussell (@Bertrand_Hussel) March 24, 2018
Since last year a lot many changes have been made for the betterment of the transgender community of the nation which makes around 0.005 percent of the entire population which is about two hundred and seven million.
These developments include the counting of the transgender persons in the national census for the first time ever, the introduction of the free educational programs for the transgender community by the Allama Iqbal Open University, the issuance of driving licenses along with the initiative by the government to send the transgender persons as Hajj volunteers.
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