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First transgender person gets driving licence in Islamabad

09:33 PM | 26 Nov, 2018
First transgender person gets driving licence in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad Traffic Police have issued a driving licence to a transgender person for the first time in the history of the federal capital.

Ali Laila, a member of the transgender community, was issued the licence Monday some 15 years after she first started driving a car.

Laila, who is the president of the Awaz Shemale foundation in Rawalpindi, told local media that her father taught her how to drive back in the year 2000. She said she has been regularly driving in the twin cities without a licence for fifteen years now.


Earlier this year, Laila was issued a national identity card with gender marked ‘X’ on the directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

In March this year, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police issued driving licences to several transgender persons based on their self-assumed gender identity and existing Computerised National Identity Cards (CNIC) documents.

Farzana Jan, a rights activist, who leads the transgender alliance TransAction in KP, was the first transgender person to receive a Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) with gender marked ‘X’.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


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Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

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