PESHAWAR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Provincial Lawmaker Nighat Orakzai has submitted a resolution for the protection and right of transgender community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under article 144.
This was shared in a joint press conference organized by Blue Veins and Trans-Action Provincial Alliance of Transgender and Intersex Community, KP Senator Rubina Khalid (Chairperson of National Taskforce on Rights of Transgender Persons and mover of the Bill in Senate and Nighat Orakzai mover of the resolution in KP Assembly along with President Trans Action Farzana Jan and Program Coordinator Blue Veins Qamar Naseem.
Senator Rubina Khalid Chairperson of the National Taskforce on rights of the transgender persons emphasized to sensitize political parties, media and general masses on the importance of the legislation and at the same time committed to continue efforts to reduce stigma and discrimination against transgender and intersex persons through awareness raising, psychosocial and legal support and improving the legal environment for them in Pakistan as chairperson of the National Task Force.
Senator Rubina Khalid said “For all the challenges faced by Trans people in the context of their human rights and health, promising interventions and policy progress have shown that positive change is possible, although this must be implemented at scale to have significant impact. Change has occurred due to the efforts of committed legislators Trans advocates and human rights activists.
Nighat Orakzai Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) while expressing her views said “State should take appropriate measures to guarantee the full legal recognition of a person’s gender reassignment in all areas of life, the proposed legislations will address the systemic discrimination that transgender people face every day, and will give them space to exist on an equal footing”
Farzana Jan President of Trans-Action Alliance, Qamar Naseem Coordinator Blue Veins, Taimuar Kamal a social activists and other were also spoke on the occasion