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Transgender people to get inheritance right: official

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QUETTA:

Director General Federal Ministry of Human Rights Muhammad Arshad has said that they are working closely with all institutions to provide eunuchs with other rights including inheritance, employment and education.

“The transgender community is the oppressed section of the society, for their welfare we need measures. Safety centers for transgender persons are being set up,” he said.

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Muhammad Arshad said that the purpose of providing information to police officers regarding Transgender Act 2018 is to ensure implementation of guidelines for protection of transgender community.

He said this while addressing a training workshop on Transgender Persons Act 2018 for police officers in Quetta.

A training workshop on Transgender Persons Act 2018 for police officers was organized by the Federal Ministry of Human Rights, Haqooq e Pakistan and European Union.

The workshop was attended by Director General Federal Ministry of Human Rights Muhammad Arshad, Regional Director Danyal Sarwar Khan, Deputy Director Irfan Shabbir, Transgender Expert Reem Sharif and police officers.

During the workshop, transgender expert for Reem Sharif briefed the participants on the Transgender Persons Act.

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Speaking on the occasion, Muhammad Arshad said that providing information to the police officers regarding the Transgender Act 2018 would help in resolving their issues.

He said that NADRA is registering transgender persons but so far only 2,000 have been registered.

However, citing reports from various institutes, he said that the total number of transgenders is estimated around 50,000 in the country.

Director General Muhammad Arshad further said that they are working closely with all the institutions for providing other rights to the transgender persons including inheritance rights, employment and education.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 2nd, 2021.

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