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Pakistan gets 1st transgender doctor

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s first trans gender student of medical science has completed her degree as provincial government is set to fix five percent quota for the transgender community in government jobs.

Sarah Gul, a transgender, completed the medical science education from Jinnah Medical and Dental Collage affiliated with Karachi university and become the first doctor, who belong to deprived community.

She said she intended to use her profession for the welfare and prosperity of other transgender persons.

Nisha Rao, who is a lawyer and activist, had recently become Pakistan’s first transgender student to have been granted admission into an MPhil program to study law. She will be doing her LLM degree from the University of Karachi.

On the other hand, The Sindh cabinet in its meeting held on Tuesday approved the draft of Sindh Civil Services (Amendment) Bill-2022 to allocate a 5% quota in government jobs in the province for the members of the transgender community.

Information and Labour Minister, Saeed Ghani, told the media persons in a media briefing that a meeting of the provincial cabinet held at Chief Minister House with CM Syed Murad Ali Shah in the chair approved the bill.

Ghani said the bill would soon be presented in the Sindh Assembly for approval.

He said the latest move of the Sindh government would enable the people belonging to the transgender community in the province to lead an honourable life.

He said the transgender community members had already been working with the Sindh government who had secured these jobs through the regular meritorious method of recruitment.

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