Education Department Takes a Special Move for Transgender Students

The Education Department has issued a special notification to all the educational institute of Punjab in relation to the enroll transgender students on an equal basis on August 8, 2018. The letter further stated that the real status (Transgender) must be mentioned at the time of admission.

 The education department has strictly ordered to all Punjab institute to achieve 100 percent retention target without discriminations. In addition, the notification has provided firm instructions to the school administration for equal rights and the protection of rights.    

The National Assembly has passed the bill of Transgender persons for the protection of rights to the Punjab province.  The notification not only directs the public institutions, while it addressed to the entire private sector of Punjab province as well. An important part of the bill is that the government of Pakistan would establish a safe house for transgender persons. They would get medical facilities in the safe house and psychological counseling as well.  

The notification added that the harassment against the transgender student must be prohibited in the entire institution (public and private)

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