Pakistani transgender woman Saro Imran from Multan has completed her M.Phil degree in Commerce. This makes her the third trans person in Pakistan with 18 years of education and 1st in her region.
Saro studied at the Bahauddin Zakaria University in her home city, Multan. The topic for her research paper for her M.Phil degree was ‘How to start a transgender business in Pakistan, business development objectives and challenges.’ During her time of education, Saro, like most transgender individuals, became a target of society. However, she didn’t let that bring her down. Instead, she focused on her goals and achieved them. Her family has played a tremendous role in where she is today.
Since the news of her receiving M.Phil has gone viral, she and her efforts have been recognized. She received an appreciation award as M.Phil qualified transgender from Mrs. Governor Punjab (Madam Parveen Sarwar), Madam Uzma Kardar – MPA, and Madam Kaneez Fatima Chadhar – Chairperson PWPA government of Punjab.
Saro wrote in a tweet, ” Education is the movement from darkness to light.”
Its honour for me to receive appreciation award as M.phil qualified transgender from Mrs. Governor Punjab (Madam Parveen Sarwar) with Madam @UzmaKardar – MPA and Madam Kaneez Fatima Chadhar – Chairperson PWPA @GovtofPunjabPK
Education is the movement from darkness to light. pic.twitter.com/smzwO3EgAK
— Saro Imran (@SaroImran) January 30, 2022
She also received an award from the honorable Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi, for completing 18 years of education as a transgender woman in Pakistan.
This is the success of whole transgender community. We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow trans sisters. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can
— Saro Imran (@SaroImran) January 22, 2022
She wrote in a tweet that her success is the success of the whole transgender community of Pakistan. “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow trans sisters. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can,” Saro wrote in a tweet
Saro also won the grant award for the education of transgender youth from Muslim Charity UK.
Glad to share that I won the grant award for education of transgender youth from @MuslimCharityUK & Muzaffar Abad Msws
Lets stand together for the education of transgender community if we want to empower the new generation of transgender pic.twitter.com/NuZrdJjhXJ
— Saro Imran (@SaroImran) February 1, 2022
Let’s hope she becomes a torch barrier of her community and changes the lives of trans people with her leadership.
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The transgender community of Pakistan has suffered over the years. The country is finally taking their needs into account and taking steps one at a time to develop schools, protection centers, and madrassah’s for them in different provinces. For years, the community didn’t even have a National Identity Card. Now changes have been made, and they are finally receiving much-needed attention.
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