Three Transgenders got government jobs in Pakistan

Jan 31, 2014 17:10 IST

The Sindh government in Pakistan employed three transgendered persons in different departments on 31 January 2014. This is for the first time that three transgenders have been employed in Pakistan.

Sindh Minister for Social Welfare and Development, Rubina Qaimkhani confirmed appointment of Riffay Khan, Muskaan and Anjum.

Riffay holds a masters degree, whereas Muskaan and Anjum have both completed their schooling up to matriculation.


image According to official estimates there are around 500000 gender confused people in Pakistan and these include eunuchs, hermaphrodites, transsexuals, transvestites and homosexuals in addition to castrated men.

In 2011, the Supreme Court of Pakistan gave a ruling that transgenders should be issued national ID cards and registered as voters and allowed to cast votes which they did in the general elections in May 2013.

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