Transgenders Get Recognition in Pakistan – By Zofeen T. Ebrahim

Karachi (Women’s Feature Service) – “In their greed to gain our votes the politicians are now willing to listen to our demands,” said Sapna, 24, a transgender, dressed in a fitted printed woman’s shalwar kameez (Pakistani dress) with a scarf slung around her neck. Her freshly shaved and slightly made-up face barely hid the telltale stubble.

Hailing the Pakistan Supreme Court’s (SC) landmark ruling in July, that gives transgenders citizenship rights, Sapna said it was a step long in coming but one that is in the right direction.