Govt is committed to provide all fundamental rights to trans community: Mushaal

ISLAMABAD  -  Special Assistant to Prime Min­ister for Human Rights and Women Empowerment, Mush­aal Hussain Mullick here on Sunday said that the govern­ment was committed to provide all fundamental rights to the transgender community across the country at gross root level.

She was addressing at the con­cluding ceremony at a workshop on wellness and communication development for non-binary and transgender persons, organized by AQ Khan Foundation. She said that over 0.3 million transgenders were registered with concerned government department and the government was planning to a mass campaign with the name of “Dukhtar” rest of the country for the protection, jobs and skilled programs for trans community. 

Transgender persons are guar­anteed all fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan. In addition, the Act recognises transgender persons’ right to property inheritance, voting, education, employment, healthcare, assembly, access to public places and to hold public office, she said. Mushaal under­lined that trans community was playing its vital role for the de­velopment of the country and they were contributing at every level with their sincere efforts and hard working. She said that the government would consti­tute committees at district level for collecting the proper data of transgenders, to provide the edu­cation, health care, jobs, social security, social media trainings, vocational trainings and other opportunities to make them a productive and economically in­dependent citizens. “We all are human beings and have the rights to do every positive act for the development and promotion of the society and state”, she added. The SAPM also appreciated the best efforts of Dareecha organiz­tion for the development of trans community. Ms Jameela, Sheela, Usman and Aksh were also ad­dress and highlighted the prob­lems of trans community.

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