Pakistan opens public school for transgender students
Pakistan has opened a public school exclusively for transgender pupils, believed to be one of the first of its kind in the country.
Chief spokesperson of the chief minister of the Punjab in Pakistan, Shahbaz Gil, shared a video taken in the classroom of the school on Twitter.
He wrote: “Transgender school established in Lodhran city under Literacy department. Under Usman Buzdar’s leadership Punjab will grow and prosper inshallah.”
Last year, the region’s School Education Department directed education authorities to make sure transgender children are treated as equals in government-run and private schools across the area.
Transgender school established in lodhran city under Literacy department. Under Usman buzdar’s leadership Punjab will grow and prosper inshallah. pic.twitter.com/zgadhWW5B6
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@ShabazGil) February 20, 2019
First transgender government employee
The Benazir Income Support Programme, a federal unconditional cash transfer poverty reduction programme, announced the historic hire in a letter stating the new employee would join the Islamabad headquarters as a cafeteria cook.
“It is still unbelievable I got a respectable government job on merit and now I will be able to earn money with full respect and dignity,” said the new employee, knows as Nomi, talking to the Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune.
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