Ghani for welfare of transvestite community

Staff Reporter

Peshawar—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Special Assistant to Chief Minister Mushtaq Ghani on Monday said a comprehensive policy is being chalked out for welfare of transvestite community and to provide them employment and better health facilities.
Speaking to a delegation of transvestite community here at Deputy Commissioner Office, he said a high level committee comprising Deputy Commissioner, Secretary Social Welfare, Secretary Technical Education and high level officials has been constituted to hold meeting with transvestite community and form the policy in consultation with them.
He told the delegation that KP government is allocating budget for financial assistance of transvestite in the provincial fiscal budget, adding that first the exact number population of transvestites would be determined in the province and later a monthly stipend would be given them.
Ghani further said that a suggestion to register the transvestite community with social welfare department and then constitution of an endowment fund for them is also be considered.
He assured the delegation that free of cost treatment and private rooms would be provided to them in all government hospital of the province, while alternate employment opportunities would also be explored.
He said that protection of everybody especially transvestite is the responsibility of the government and any lethargy in this regard would not be tolerated. On the occasion, the delegation of transvestites demanded a residential colony, protection of lives.

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