A press conference was held by people who are transgender at Peshawar Press Club on Monday after police allegedly beat some of them up. Farzana, president of provincial transgender association told reporters the Ghazi police raided a programme and tortured some of them. She said they also tore the approval letter given to them to hold the event.
“Police took away Rs1.5 million from them. If any illegal activity was being carried out, why was no one arrested?” she questioned while talking to The Express Tribune.
The association urged the government to immediately remove the Ghazi police SHO as well as Haripur DPO. Police however said they were prepared to file a case against community members after they allegedly destroyed windowpanes and other parts of a hotel on Sunday. The programme was held after signing an affidavit, however police stated while it was decided that 300 to 400 people would participate, over 3,000 individuals were there.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 22nd, 2016.
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