Two eunuchs get job at ICTA office on daily wages

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Staff Reporter

The Islamabad Capital Territory Administration has recruited two eunuchs in its office on daily wages, enabling them self-sufficient in the society.

Both the transgender, namely Lubna and Nadra were allowed to work as semi-skilled worker in local government and rural development (LG&RD) department of ICTA, said a notification issued by Deputy Commissioner office, the other day.

The development to this effect was came after Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat had made promise to transgender community for the provision of jobs, few months ago.

“It is the first time in the history of federal capital that trans people get job in any public sector office, “said the Deputy Commissioner.

Talking to media, he said the administration was striving to come up with trans-inclusive policies so they can earn respectable earning instead of seeking alms and indulged in other immoral activities.

He hoped that if this model was replicated in other cities, things would definitely improved.

Shafqaat maintained that Islamabad administration has taken initiatives for transgenders to pull them out of the helplessness they have been facing in life.

A madrassah (Islamic centre) had been established that help trans people assimilate into mainstream society, he said.