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Punjab to open up ‘first transgender faculty in Pakistan’ in Multan tomorrow


Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas. Photo: Files
Punjab Training Minister Murad Raas. Picture: Information
  • Murad Raas vows to open up faculties for transgender group in all districts of Punjab.
  • Punjab minister says govt opposed the concept of enrolling transgenders in common faculties in worry of behaviour from different college students.
  • Registration of such faculties is in progress and will likely be accomplished by July 15.

Punjab Training Minister Murad Raas introduced on Monday that the provincial authorities will open up the “first ever transgender school in Pakistan” within the metropolis of Multan tomorrow.

“We are opening first ever Transgender School in Pakistan. Why would we deny education to anyone in our country? Our first school is opening in Multan tomorrow,” tweeted the minister.

The provincial training minister vowed that faculties for the transgender group will likely be opened in all districts of Punjab.

“One step at a time. Education for ALL,” tweeted the minister.

Raas’ tweet was in response to a narrative by The Nation on an announcement made by the minister whereas addressing a ceremony held concerning Insaf Afternoon Faculty Programme (IASP) at a lodge in Lahore.

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The minister, on the occasion, mentioned that the federal government determined to not enroll members of the the transgender group in common faculties due to some reservations in regards to the behaviour of different college students.

Raas added that perspective of scholars of standard faculties might be insulting in direction of the transgender group; that was why separate faculties could be established for them.

He mentioned it was unlucky that no authorities aside from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, thought in regards to the welfare and provision of training and jobs to this group.

The minister mentioned the registration of such faculties  is in progress and will likely be accomplished by July 15.



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