Islamabad: On Wednesday, Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari opened the country’s first Transgender Protection Centre in H-9/4. Dr. Mazari, speaking at the ceremony, stated that similar centres would be constructed in other locations to protect the transgender community’s rights, emphasising that members of the community should have access to the same jobs and health care as other citizens of the country.
She stated that the PTI government had included the transgender population in the Ehsaas Program and health card efforts in order to give them with development chances.
Legal assistance, basic health services, psychiatric counselling, and temporary housing would all be provided by the Transgender Protection Centre.
The participants at the event were informed that the Ministry of Human Rights had taken a number of steps to ensure the effective implementation of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2018, with the goal of ensuring transgender people’s protection, rehabilitation, and fundamental rights, as guaranteed by the Constitution to all citizens.
They discovered that the ministry had established a Transgender Protection Centre at a cost of Rs35.8 million under Section-6(a) of the Transgender Protection Act, which would safeguard and rehabilitate transgender people in need.
Lal Chand, Parliamentary Secretary for Human Rights, Inaamullah, officials from the ministry, and transgender activists and community representatives, as well as media representatives, attended the ceremony.