JI calls for amendment in transgender protection act

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Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Sirajul Haq has called for amendment in the transgender protection act, saying the so-called law is attack on the norms of Pakistani society. A person, he said while addressing a press conference at Mansoorah on Friday, should not be authorized to determine sex by own. The JI, he said, had proposed amendments bill in the senate, seeking creation of medical board to determine the gender if anyone applied for change in it in Nadra.

The parliament, he said, must adopt the JI proposed amendment to block the promotion of liberal agenda. He made it clear the JI fully backed the rights of the transgender community but it would resist attack on the Islamic society. He expressed concerns over reports that politicians were seeking relief in corruption cases under NAB amendment laws, saying no institution has the right to provide relief to those who looted public money. He said millions of people became homeless in floods but the nation was getting reports regarding extension of prime minister cabinet on daily basis. He said landlords and waderas had no right to enjoy official protocols and luxuries at cost of a poor nation’s money. The JI chief said the PDM government proved a nightmare for the people, breaking all records of inflation in only four months.

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