Transgender rights… CII terms ‘self-perceived identity’ un-Islamic


The Council of Islamic Ideology Chairman on Wednesday, after reviewing the Transgender Persons (Rights of Protection) Rules in detail, termed the ‘self-perceived Identity’ un-Islamic. Addressing a press conference after taking the sense of all stakeholders in a two-day meeting held here, he said these rules were framed in continuation of the Transgender Act and contained several provisions and clauses which were not compatible with Shariah. The council expressed concerns over the social and legal problems faced by intersex and transgender persons and said the protection and provision of basic human rights of intersex and transgender persons should be ensured, he added. Dr Qibla informed that during the meeting, the council also examined the amendment bills presented by Senator Mohsin Aziz, Senator Mushtaq Ahmed and Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidari and suggested amendments to them.