In today’s episode of the Tribune Take, we take a look at the issues the transgender community in Pakistan faces and how they are progressing.
Samia Saleem, The Express Tribune reporter in Karachi, says that Shahana Abbas Shani’s decision to contest elections is a great step in terms of rights for the transgender community in Pakistan.
She says that the community has started to stand up for their own rights and are now taking steps to safeguard their own interests.
Shahana Abbas Shani, President of She-male Association, had earlier announced that she will contest elections as an independent candidate for Muzaffargarh PP-254 constituency of the provincial assembly. Shani had said that she had made this decision because she wanted to discuss problems faced by her community in the assembly.
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