25 leaders of the transgender community have announced this week that they are joining Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
In a conference, a 25-member delegation of transpersons, including Bindia Rana, Zehrish Khanzadi, Sara Gul, Sana Ahmed, and Shahzadi Rai, announced that they are joining Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). The transpersons have expressed their confidence in the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairperson, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
The news was announced at a conference addressed by senior PPP leaders Nisar Khuhro and Saeed Ghani in Karachi. The senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Khuhro told the media that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) views all segments and sectors of society in a ‘dignified way.’
He added that those living under the guardianship of these transgender leaders have also become a part of the fold. “The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is a social-democratic party and provides equal opportunities of progress to everyone,” Khuhro observed. “The society should recognize equal rights for transpersons,” he said.
Transpersons living under the guardianship of the 25 leaders now part of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have also become part of the fold. All-trans persons of the community have expressed that they have complete confidence in PPP’s leadership. On occasion, trans leader Bindiya Rana said her community wants to see Bilawal Bhutto as the next prime minister of Pakistan.
In September, the Ministry of Human rights fully adopted The Transgender Act 2018 to safeguard transpersons. The act bans any discrimination against trans citizens by “employers, organizations, educational institutions, healthcare providers, transportation service providers, and any private business or service providers.”
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