Nadra resumes registration of transgender persons

10:00 AM | 26 Sep, 2023
Nadra resumes registration of transgender persons
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ISLAMABAD – The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has resumed the registration of transgender individuals after a nearly three-month suspension.

This decision comes following a ruling by the Federal Shariat Court (FSC) in May 2023 against certain provisions of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2018. The FSC’s decision led to the suspension of ‘X’ National Identity Card (NIC) registration for transgender people by Nadra, sparking opposition from the legal community, civil society, and human rights activists.

In July, Farhatullah Babar, Secretary General of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), challenged the FSC’s verdict in the Shariat appellate bench of the Supreme Court. Today, Nadra issued a notification retracting its earlier order to halt registrations.

Rida Qazi, Nadra’s Public Engagement Director, confirmed the resumption of the ‘X’ NIC printing for transgender individuals, stating that Nadra is constitutionally obligated to issue these cards based on the recommendation of its external legal advice wing. Nayyab Ali, Director of Transgender Rights Consultants Pakistan, celebrated this decision as a victory for the transgender community’s persistent activism.

The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) commended Nadra for its prompt response and decision to reactivate the ‘X’ NIC registration process. NCHR Chairperson Rabiya Javeri Agha emphasized the importance of having a valid NIC for accessing various rights and services.

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2018 was enacted by the National Assembly to legally recognize transgender individuals and combat discrimination against them. However, the law faced legal challenges, leading to the FSC’s May 2023 ruling that struck down certain sections of the act as incompatible with Sharia law. This decision has been met with mixed reactions and continues to be a topic of debate and legal scrutiny.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 3 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15 287.95
Euro EUR 309.9 310.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4 360.05
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices increase in Pakistan; check out today gold rates in Pakistan - 3 December 2023  

The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 3 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Karachi PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Islamabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Peshawar PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Quetta PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sialkot PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Attock PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujranwala PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Jehlum PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Multan PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Bahawalpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujrat PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nawabshah PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Chakwal PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Hyderabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nowshehra PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sargodha PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Faisalabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Mirpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730


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