Two transgenders will be hired in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has announced that the transgenders will be given jobs in SC.
As he was hearing a case regarding the transgenders’ rights the Chief Justice of Pakistan said “In our society transgenders are subjected to ridicule. It is our top most priority to give them their rights.”
In the midst of the hearing going on for transgenders rights, the chief justice said that NGOs and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will be issued a notice regarding the transgenders’ rights.
The Chief Justice said, “Court wants to bring them into the mainstream. It wants to resolve their issues.”
During the hearing, the NADRA Chairman was asked as to whether the CNICs to all transgender applicants have been issued or not. To this, he replied that not just NADRA is issuing card but has also started a facilitation program.
The Chief Justice raised the issue that the transgender community is facing issues in KPK. He talked about a website that is involved in spreading false claims regarding transgenders. The Court was informed that an NGO called Blue Van has made the website that claimed that at least 500 transgenders have been murdered.
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