Pakistan human rights minister appoints first transgender employee

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05/30/2019

Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari has appointed a transgender woman to her department for the first time. Dr Mazari announced the appointment of Ayesha Moghul today (May 30) on Twitter. “Welcomed our first transgender Ayesha Moghul who is going to work in the [Ministry of Human Rights] as a resource person – Thank you,” Dr Mazari wrote. Pakistan lags behind other countries on LGBT+ rights and acceptance The move was widely praised in the replies. One Twitter user declared that it was a “great step,” while another said the move was “highly appreciated.”

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