Islamabad opens first-ever dedicated madrassah for transgender persons

12:22 AM | 20 Dec, 2020
Islamabad opens first-ever dedicated madrassah for transgender persons

ISLAMABAD – The first-ever dedicated madrassah (seminary) has been established in Islamabad for transgender persons while it has started enrolling students from every age group. 

Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has not shared information about the location and name of the facility. 

On December 13, the city administration announced new initiatives for the betterment of the transgender community in order to bring them back to a normal life. 

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