First Transgender News Caster in The Pakistan History

First Transgender News Caster in The Pakistan History

Web Desk(March 24, 2018): A local broadcaster has hired a transgender newscaster for the first time in Pakistan’s history, said a senior journalist on Twitter on Sunday.

The journalist posted  a picture of Maavia Malik and wrote “Pakistan’s first newscaster on screen now-Maavia Malik.”

Shiraz Hassan, who is associated with BBC, didn’t give further details.

Pakistan’s Senate, the upper house of country’s parliament, recently approved a bill for the protection of transgender persons, empowering them to determine their own gender identity.

The report of a transgender person appearing on TV as a newscaster received a positive response on Twitter, with a  senior blogger and a female TV anchor expressing best wishes for her.

Country’s transgender population, according to the census carried out last year, stands at 10,418 — 0.005 percent of the total population of over 207 million.

Last year a court ruled that transgender people would be counted in the national census for the first time.

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