Pakistan's first transgender newscaster Marvia Malik appears on television

01:53 PM | 24 Mar, 2018
Pakistan's first transgender newscaster Marvia Malik appears on television
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LAHORE - A local news channel Kohenoor TV has hired a transgender newscaster in Pakistan . This would be the first time something like this has happened in the country.

Malik has already walked the ramp for the PFDC Sunsilk fashion week that just passed.

PHOTO: FILE

 

PHOTO: FILE

The upper house of Parliment (Senate) recently approved a bill for protection and empowerment for transgender community.

By estimation of Trans Action Pakistan , the number of transgender person is atleast 500,000 (estimate) out of 190 million people in the country.

So far, Twitter has had a positive response to the news.

 

https://twitter.com/Zuhair_PTI/status/977425415034810369

Also, love from across the border.

https://twitter.com/KrunalvV/status/977457058382401537

https://twitter.com/Bertrand_Hussel/status/977441136120868864