Transgenders have equal rights in Pakistan: Supreme Court

SC has directed all chief secretaries to attend to the complaints of the community.


Web Desk September 25, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) said on Tuesday that transgenders had equal rights as all citizens of Pakistan, Express News reported.

Completing proceedings in a case regarding transgender rights in the country, presided by Judge Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, SC issued a decision saying that transgenders should be given equal basic rights as all citizens.

The decision said that transgenders should be given equal inheritance and job opportunity rights, amongst others.

During the proceedings, transgenders had requested the court to direct the Town Municipal Administration to allow them to rent halls to celebrate birthdays.

The court has directed that the decision should be sent to all chief secretaries and that the latter were to attend to the complaints of the transgender community.

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COMMENTS (29)

Umer | 8 years ago | Reply

@Enlightened:

Though Constitution of Pakistan grants equal rights to all its minorities including the transgenders

No it doesn't, you haven't read the constitution then.

Jadugar | 8 years ago | Reply

Absolutely, More impotantly they are entitled to equal treatment as well, by all walks of life, The society needs to recoganize and accept them as equals.

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