Pakistan has seen some positive progress of late when it came to provision of rights to the transgender community. From opening special schools to passage of ‘rights bill’ – it all happened for transgender persons in the last couple of months.
A recent development came to light when a sports festival was organized in Peshawar to highlight and acknowledge the transgender community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa . A notable number of members from the community took part in the festivities.
Decision to this effect was taken at a meeting in Peshawar which was attended by District Sports Officer Jamshed Baloch, Pakhtunkhwa Archery Club president Sara Khan and TransAction Alliance president Farzana Jan.
The day-long festival was held at the Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium in Peshawar.
A cricket match, tug of war competition and a football match were also part of the competitions
The provincial government’s initiative was welcomed by transgenders.