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Khyber PakhtunKha creates dedicated burial spaces for trans people

PESHAWAR (Reuters) – Transgender people in northwestern Pakistan are to be given a dedicated place to bury their dead after being ostracized by their families even in death. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said on Wednesday it would set

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The Tough Life Of Transgenders

Tania Tariq Transgender people are those who have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex. This small difference makes life tough for them. In Pakistan, the life of a transgender had never been easier. They don’t have

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Transgender news anchor challenges barriers in Pakistan

LAHORE: Marvia Malik made headlines when she debuted last month on a private television channel in Pakistan, becoming the country´s first transgender news anchor. Opinions are mixed about the slim 21-year-old who appears regularly on the Kohenoor News channel in

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Mardan’s transgender seek PHC’s intervention

PESHAWAR:  After police officials in Mardan stopped a group of people who are transgender from performing in events, the community has approached the court, urging it to intervene. The people who are transgendered filed a writ petition in the Peshawar

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Peshawar Transgender Woman Spogmai murdered

Transgender woman Spogmai, 24, was shot in her Peshawar apartment Sunday and later died at Lady Reading Hospital (LRH).  The unknown assailant(s) shot her 6 times according to a Gulberg Police spokesman. The 24-year-old described by friends as a vibrant and happy soul

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Police Arrest Alleged Killer Of Transgender Person

PESHAWAR: The police claimed on Monday to have arrested the alleged killer of a transgender person who also confessed his crime. The transgender person was killed few days ago and his body was recovered from Darmangi area. The police said

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Transgender in Pakistan: A “Forgotten People”

By Alec Forss and Humaira Israr: ISLAMABAD:(IPS) – At an open market in the district of Mehmoodabad in Karachi, Miss Bindiya Rana, 35, starts another day at work selling clothes. Living in one of the poorer parts of the city,

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Social media brings Pakistan’s persecuted women rare justice after the violence

Last month, Sarah Gill – a 27-year-old Pakistani trans activist who is about to become Pakistan’s first transgender doctor – sent out a distress call over Facebook: courtesy by: The guardian “Three men just followed me to my home, grabbed

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Call for political empowerment of transgender community

PESHAWAR: The representatives of civil society organisations on Tuesday demanded of the government to make political and election process friendly for transgender persons and urged the Election Commission of Pakistan to ensure the participation of such persons in the electoral

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