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The Transgender Persons Bill was introduced to Pakistan’s Parliament on Tuesday in an effort to provide equal protection to transgender people.
The bill states that “transgender persons constitute one of the most marginalised and disadvantaged communities in the country. They face problems ranging from social exclusion to discrimination, lack of protection in their family, community and the society.” It also cited the Pakistani Constitution which guarantees “fundamental rights to life of liberty” as well as a “protection of property” and “safeguard against discrimination in service.”
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“There is a need to safeguarded rights of transgenders at par with other citizens and residents of the country,” the bill’s author, Naeema Kishwar, stated according to the Hindu.
It also cited the 2009 Supreme Court ruling...
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