K-P budget: ‘Funds will be allocated for transgender people’
PESHAWAR: The rights of transgender people will be protected, while funds will be allocated for their welfare in the budget to be announced later in June. This was said by Adviser to CM on Information Mushtaq Ghani during a meeting with people who are transgender and social activists at the DC’s office on Monday.
“Like other segments of society, issues of people who are transgender will be addressed on a priority basis,” Ghani said. He added the government was devising a comprehensive policy for their welfare, medical treatment and employment.‘End discrimination against transgender people’ He further stated a committee, comprising the deputy commissioner and officials of the social welfare department, will be formed to devise the plan.He maintained people who are transgender would also be provided financial support by the K-P government in order to help them with household expenses. Ghani pointed out, “Besides, registration of people who are transgender with social welfare department, setting up of an endowment fund is also under consideration.” Meanwhile, people who are transgender demanded protection and implementation of a government job quota in light of Supreme Court’s judgment.