Transgender community to stage protest outside Gulalai’s home over 'offensive' remarks

04:30 PM | 24 Aug, 2017
Transgender community to stage protest outside Gulalai’s home over 'offensive' remarks
PESHAWAR - Affronted by the controversial remarks of PTI's estranged leader Ayesha Gulalai, the transgender community has warned the latter that they would stage a protest outside her home if she did not retract her statement and issue a public apology.

Gulalai who caused a stir by accusing Imran Khan of sexual harassment, has now invited the ire of the transgender community.

Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly on Monday, MNA Gulalai expressed her reservations over the PTI chief’s referring to all women of the country as ‘hamari aurtien’ (our women).

“What does he think? Are the men who come to his rallies with women transgender? [Is] that [why] Imran Niazi addresses them as ‘our women’,” she questioned.

Gulalai said senior leaders like Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Jehangir Tareen called PTI workers ‘sister’ or ‘daughter’ in public rallies, but the PTI chairman only addressed them as ‘my women’.

“Does Imran Khan think our men are [transgender]?” she said.

TransAction Pakistan, an alliance working for the rights of the transgender community in the country, has threatened to stage a protest outside Gulalai’s home

“Ayesha Gulalai should be ashamed of her statement. She has no right to degrade any community on the basis of gender identity, sexual characteristics, or expression. We ask her to take her statement back and apologise for her pathetic statement. If she does not, we will organise a protest in front of her house,” said a statement by the TransAction Pakistan.

Hamza Rao is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan. He can be reached at He tweets at @HamzaRaoxxx


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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