More than hundred transgender persons to perform election duty for the first time in Pakistan

05:25 PM | 24 Jul, 2018
More than hundred transgender persons to perform election duty for the first time in Pakistan
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LAHORE - In a first, as many as 125 members of the transgender community will perform duties as observers at different polling stations across Pakistan to examine the transparency and impartiality of the election process.

The transgenders have been trained by the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) while they will be appointed in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Quetta.

In the latest development, District and Sessions judge in Lahore has issued accreditation cards to 25 transgenders who will be appointed at various polling stations.

A transgender named Sonia Naz expressed happiness over the new role and vowed to ensure transparency in the elections set to be held on July 25.

Naz said that they will throw out the person who will try to rig the polls.