Introduction of PTEFB 2022 in KP hailed

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The transgender community and civil society hail Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government for introducing Pakistan’s Transgender Endowment Fund Bill (PTEFB) 2022.

“KP government & Social Welfare Department deserve huge appreciation for making efforts to bring transgender persons into the mainstream by creating an endowment fund,” said Qamar Naseem, a transgender rights activist and Program Manager of Blue Veins an organization leading the transgender rights policy campaign.

In a press release issued here on Monday, Qamar Nasim observed that the decision will help them escape the vicious cycle of poverty. It is encouraging that the government is listening. The time has come to look beyond the binary gender construct of ‘male’ and ‘female’. KP will soon introduce the provincial Transgender Protection Bill 2022”, he added.

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