In a first, Sindh cabinet decides to reserve 0.5% job quota for transgenders
24% of country's transgender population resides in Sindh.
In a first and a significant step towards gender equality and transgender visibility in Pakistan, Sindh cabinet moves to reserve a 0.5% job quota for transgenders. This will pave way for them to enter into the mainstream and earn a reputable life for themselves.
“I want to bring transgender people into the mainstream. We want to make them an asset for our society,” said Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah during the cabinet meeting.
CM Murad congratulated the transgender community and gave them credit for their decades-long struggle for their rights in Pakistan. He urged the gender minority to continue to fight for their rights and focus on getting an education in Pakistan.
There are about 41,000 positions vacant in Sindh’s different government departments. Out of them, 206 will be given to transgender persons.
A spokesperson from the chief minister’s house said that out of these 41,000 vacant positions, 16,000 positions will be filled this fiscal year. The remaining positions will be filled within the course of the next three years.
According to the census conducted in 2017, Pakistan has 10,418 transgender persons. Out of them, 24% of them reside in Sindh, particularly in the port city of Karachi.
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