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.


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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