Supreme Court In Pakistan Rules Transgender People Have Equal Rights

Supreme Court In Pakistan Rules Transgender People Have Equal Rights

The Supreme Court of Pakistan said on Tuesday that transgender people had equal rights as all citizens of Pakistan, Express News reported.

Completing proceedings in a case regarding transgender rights in the country, presided by Judge Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, the Supreme Court issued a decision saying that transgender people should be given equal basic rights as all citizens, including equal inheritance and job opportunity rights, amongst others.

The court has directed that the decision should be sent to all chief secretaries and that the latter were to attend to the complaints of the transgender community.

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