The Federal Shariat Court on Thursday sought a report from the National Database and Registration Authority on the process of issuing identity cards based on the definition of “transgender”. “How does NADRA define transgender male and transgender female?” asked the Shariat Court.
The court ordered NADRA to submit a report within 15 days, detailing the definition of the term “transgender” and how it is considered in the process of issuing identity cards. NADRA’ counsel argued that Regulation 13 of the issuing authority has become ineffective with the introduction of the Transgender Act.
Even before the Transgender Act 2018 was promulgated, NADRA would issue identity cards to transgender individuals, said the counsel.