Police to allow transgender recruits in Pakistan province

Shahzadi Rai, 29, a transgender woman and activist, speaks during an interview with Reuters at her home in Karachi, Pakistan April 19, 2019.REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Transgender people in Pakistan’s Sindh province will be able to serve as regular duty police officers, the police chief said, adding it was time to offer more opportunities to a group relegated to menial jobs in government. After years of sometimes brutal persecution, transgender Pakistanis gained recognition in 2009 when the […]

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