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.
Shiraz Hassan, a senior Pakistani journalist who is associated with BBC news took to his twitter to break the news.
— Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) March 23, 2018
“Pakistan’s first news caster on screen now -Maavia Malik”: wrote Shiraz along with Maavia’s picture.
However Shiraz hasn’t given any further details as yet.
However, according to our sources, Maavia Malik has already walked the ramp for the PFDC Sunsilk fashion week that just passed.
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.
Wahh…that's really nice and impressive.
— Netra Parikh (@Netra) March 24, 2018
MashaAllah great move.we must give and provide equal opportunities for them rather they will bagging dancing of the road.They deserve education and to be respected as well. Bravo to this news channel.
— Dr Mehmood Riaz Gill (@drgills73) March 24, 2018
Hopeful that others will also follow these foot prints and gives transgenders proportionate representation
— Muhammad Zuhair Ammar (@Zuhair_PTI) March 24, 2018
Also, love from across the border.
Finally something India can learn from Pakistan, it's time we give transgender community their rights and pride
— Ktk (@KrunalvV) March 24, 2018
Wow.. This has not yet happened in India.. Pakistan 🇵🇰.. keep it up.
— Bert Hussell (@Bertrand_Hussel) March 24, 2018