Trans people turn to PHC for voting rights

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PESHAWAR: (Christian Times) – Trans people have filed a petition in Peshawar High Court demanding protection of their voting rights as Pakistani citizens under Article 199 of the constitution.

The petition demands that the nomination papers for the candidates in General Election 2018 should also have transgender column alongside Men and Women so that they may take part in the election with their gender identity.

The court has also been urged to immediately provide the voting rights to trans people in order to protect them from insulting behaviour. The petition demands that the court must force the Election Commission staff to register the trans people on priority basis for voting rights.

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