Islamabad Court asks AGP to help on Pleas regarding Trans Law

Federal Shariat Court Trans­gender Pakistan

Alka Verma-

Published On: October 28, 2021 at 10:30 IST

The Federal Shariat Court (FSC) in Islamabad asked Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Jawed Khan to help on a few Petitions.

The Petition filed Challenges the Trans­gender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2018, stating that it is unacceptable to Islamic Injunctions.

A full Bench comprising Chief Justice Mohammad Noor Meskan­zai, Justice Dr Syed Mohammad Anwar and Justice Khadim Hussain M. Shaikh, asked for the assistance while hearing Petitions filed by Irfan Khan and others.

The Court, observing the importance of the Law, issued a notice to the AGP.

Adding to this, the Court also stated that anyone who wants to become a party in this Case may implead them in the Matter.

Also, the Court allowed famous TV anchor Oriya Maqbool Jan, Ayesha Mughal and Bubbly Malik to become parties in these Petitions.

Later on, a Transgender lecturer, Ayesha Mughal, stated that she will be filing her reply before the Court.

“Transgender community had become a vulnerable class as 80 transvestites had been Murdered during the last four years but none of the Killers had been Convicted and they were roaming free,” stated Ayesha.

During the Hearing, the Court stated that it is necessary to ask for the help of the AGP because according to few members of the society the Rights of Transvestites had been usurped through the Law and for others the Law was against injunctions of the Religion.

However, the Court also stated that every Transgender person of the Country have all the Rights given in the Constitution.

It should be noted here that on May 8, 2018, the National Assembly of Pakistan enacted the Transgender Persons (Protection of Right) Act.

The main aim of the Act was to provide Legal recognition to transgender community and to stop all Discrimination and Harassment happening against them.

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