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ECP Appoints 25 Transgenders To Observe Elections

Lahore (July 24, 2018): Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has appointed 25 transgenders to observe general elections.

According to details, Transgender community is actively participating in general elections as a candidate and voter but transgenders will also observe the elections.

Election Commission of Pakistan has given the duty of ‘observers’ to the members of the transgender community.The accreditation cards of the transgenders were issued by District Session Judge Lahore, which made the community members quite elated.

The session judge has issued cards to 25 members of the community.

Transgender Sonia Naz said that for the first time the members of the community have been made observers and they will perform this duty well.Naz further said if anyone tried to do rigging, they will expel the person in ‘their characteristic way’.

At the onset of the election campaign, 13 transgender candidates filed their nomination papers for the contestable constituencies in both the national and provincial assemblies. But nine were forced to drop out, due to lack of funds.

Former lawmaker, Ayesha Gulalai Wazir, who formed her own faction of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party, has fielded two of the four transgender candidates. The other three are running as independents.

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