Resolution in KP assembly demands transgender people be allowed to perform Hajj, Umrah

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11/27/2020

A resolution demanding transgender people be allowed to perform Hajj and Umrah — two major Islamic pilgrimages — in Saudi Arabia was submitted Friday in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. According to the resolution submitted by PPP lawmaker Nighat Yasmin Orakzai to the KP Assembly’s secretariat, the Pakistani government should request Saudi Arabia to allow transgender people to perform the Islamic pilgrimages. The resolution further calls for right to inheritance for the transgender community as they, too, “are citizens of Pakistan”. “The transgender community is also part of the [Pakistani] society; therefore, their identity cards should be included in the inheritance law,” the resolution demanded.

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