Govt for easing CNIC process for transgender people

Says concerned authorities are directed to facilitate all districts to issue CNICs to transgender people through NADRA


Our Correspondent June 29, 2018
PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani has said that as per orders of Supreme Court the process of issuance of computerised national identity cards (CNICs) to transgender people would be made simple and easy.

He directed the authorities concerned that facilitation centres be set up in all districts to issue CNICs to transgender people through NADRA’s mobile van under one-window operation.

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He issued these directions while presiding over a meeting to review progress on the issuance of CNICs to transgender people, at Civil Secretariat on Wednesday.

Addressing the meeting, the chief secretary said that in the light of Supreme Court’s orders a monitoring committee at provincial level while implementation committees in districts have been formed.

He directed the departments concerned to take all possible steps for the well-being of transgender people for bringing them into the mainstream.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2018.

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