Human rights ministry hires first transgender person, twitter celebrates
The significant step will bring the marginalized gender in the mainstream.
In a first, Ministry for Human Rights Pakistan has hired first ever transgender person at the ministry to bring the marginalised gender in the mainstream. The announcement was made on Thursday, being lauded by the online community.
Taking to Twitter, Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari welcomed her, who will be working in the capacity of a resource person.
“Welcomed our first transgender Ayesha Moghul who is going to work in MOHR as a resource person.” – she wrote.
With that, Mazari also thanked the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Pakistan chapter for their efforts towards the cause and bringing the transgender community in the mainstream, which often faces discrimination at the workplace.
The development came days after Pakistan made another significant development as Sindh police announced 5pc jobs to the gender minority in a bid to bring them in the mainstream.
Inspector General Dr Syed Kaleem Imam announced to include them in police to set a new precedent. The announcement was made following a meeting between a delegation of the transgender representatives with the Sindh police chief in Sukkur.
Police spokesperson Sohail Jokhio said that the transgender individuals will now be offered various office jobs in the provincial police force. The Sindh police chief also added that the efforts to restore the quota for disabled people are underway as well and necessary official steps will also be taken in this regard.
He promised and committed to also offer employment opportunities to the people belonging to the minority as well. Sindh IG said spoke about their efforts towards betterment, as they are taking concrete steps to build a people-friendly atmosphere in police stations.
Twitter community lauds:
The Twitter community has lauded the recent development and appreciate the human rights ministry to set this precedent:
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) May 30, 2019
Excellent,now please consider the fact that young Uzmas murderers paid their way 2 freedom after all confessions & evidence prove barbaric human right crimes against the child, leading 2 her death. #JusticeForUzma is #JusticeForEveryChild thrown into a life of #ChildLabour PLZ!🇵🇰
— Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) May 30, 2019
Highly appreciated. They have a complete right to secure respectful place in society.
— Azhar Butt (@Azhrbutt) May 30, 2019
— Fe'reeha Idrees@ abbtakk (@Fereeha) May 30, 2019
— Azeema (@azeemax) May 30, 2019
— Mubashar Ahmed (@mubi_leo) May 30, 2019
That's great 👍
— Fizza (@FizzaKhan506) May 30, 2019
great step! welldone!!
— Yashfeen Jamal (@yashfeenjamal) May 30, 2019
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