Landmark achievement for Transgenders in Pakistan

May 16, 2018 Opinion , OPINION/NEWS , Pakistan

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Nasir Soomro



The recent approval of a Bill for the Protection of Transgender Persons’ Rights by the National Assembly of Pakistan is a landmark achievement for the most mocked and humiliated community living in Pakisan. In each instance, transgenders to date have not been fully embraced by our society, the contents in the aforementioned Bill now encouraging them to live a normal life.


The Supreme Court has now recognized the ‘third gender’ and entitled the community to all basic rights enjoyed by any other citizens of the country. However, a Bill is a catalyst for change and as a game-changer, hope that it will also be implemented and executed in a practical form, as most laws are guaranteed on paper only. According to the law of nature, every human is born equal.


The attitudes towards transgenders from hostile to gendered inclusion is the need of the hour. All efforts are therefore needed to advocate this most vulnerable community in Pakistan.





Nasir Soomro

Nasir Soomro is from Pakistan, he is working with the Energy Department, at the Government of Sindh, Pakistan. He is author of the book, ‘Peaks and Perils of Life’ (English Poetry) and is currently working on his semi-autobiographical novel in English.

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