Pakistan makes history by recruiting first transgender in Rawalpindi Police

The Rawalpindi police have established a special desk to provide equal rights to the transgender community

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The Rawalpindi police department has made history by hiring the first transgender as a police officer.

Reem Sharif is a notable transgender rights activist in Islamabad. She will be deployed as a 14-grade officer in Rawalpindi’s women police force and will soon commence her duties.

Speaking to a source, Sharif said, “I am happy to be in this position. I will take this job as an opportunity to highlight some of the most pressing issues faced by my community.”

Sharif added, “I don’t think of this post as a career ladder but as a milestone for representing transgender people.”

Furthermore, the Rawalpindi police have established a special desk to provide equal rights to the transgender community. The purpose of the initiative is to bring justice to people who face constant abuse and to make them productive individuals who are acceptable to society.

After years of cruel oppression, transgender people gained recognition in 2009 when the Supreme Court of Pakistan granted them special status with rights equal to other citizens. However, still, the community struggles daily with inequality, insult, and sometimes cruelty.

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