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KP budget has no room for transgender people

No scheme for them in the Rs900b annual budget

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July 2, 2019


Bebo Haider opens the doors to Pakistan’s first trans-led salon

Women and transgender people are welcome

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June 24, 2019


Gender should never be a barrier, says transgender govt official

First transgender person appointed to work in human rights ministry

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June 3, 2019


Yasir Hussain misses the point with his transgender ‘joke’ explanation

A ‘joke’ he made on social media hasn’t been well-received

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April 29, 2019


Yasir Hussain’s insensitive transgender ‘joke’ draws social media ire

His response to an Instagram comment has left people enraged

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April 28, 2019


Transgender person attacked

Adnan was shot in the back by two attackers

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April 2, 2019


KP govt and Peshawar deputy commissioner issued notices for banning women’s bike rally

The govt withdrew permission granted for the rally after clerics’ opposition

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February 21, 2019


Transgender boxer creates history by winning professional fight

He picked up a unanimous decision win over Mexico’s Hugo Aguilar

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December 9, 2018


Peshawar woman asks court permission to become a man

Petitioner finds it hard to work openly to support parents

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November 23, 2018


Peshawar High Court grants bail to man found with dismembered body in a shopping bag

He is one of the suspects accused of killing a transgender person on August 19

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October 11, 2018


The Gender Guardian is giving Lahore’s transgender community the skills to pay their bills

17 students have graduated from the all-transgender school

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September 15, 2018


Pakistani transgender actor’s film shortlisted for US short film festival

Rani is one of six films selected from over 3,500 entries

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September 12, 2018


KP’s transgender community has a new voice on YouTube

The KP Transgender Alliance announced that the community has launched a YouTube channel, Transe Life, which will telecast live interviews concerning issues of transgender people

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September 6, 2018


Two arrested for the murder of a transgender person in Peshawar

A transgender person, Nazo, was killed on Friday in Peshawar. Her body bore marks of torture and mutilation. The police have arrested two suspects in the case. This is the 62nd killing of a transgender person in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since 2015. Pishtakhara police official Muhammad Hussian told SAMAA Digital that they were informed of the…

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August 17, 2018


Manzoor Hussain becomes Multan’s first transgender person to open a bank account

A transgender person has opened a bank account with their identity card in Multan for the first time ever. Manzoor Hussain has become the first transgender person to open a bank account in Multan. She said that people at the bank were very helpful when she was opening her account.

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August 8, 2018


Three transgender people assaulted in Peshawar

Three members of the transgender community were assaulted on Wednesday by unidentified assailants in Peshawar. The incident took place within the jurisdiction of the Sarband police station. Talking to SAMAA Digital, a transgender rights activist Taimur Kamal said that the victims, Guria, Laiba, and Asaday, were returning home after attending a music programme at a wedding when…

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August 2, 2018


Men kill transgender person for resisting harassment

Transgender persons are often targeted and denied their rights in Pakistan’s deeply patriarchal society

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July 20, 2018


CJ takes suo motu notice of transgender persons’ CNIC issue

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice on Sunday of the issue of not issuing CNICs to the transgender people. The hearing will happen on Monday at 11am. The Supreme Court ordered the Punjab chief secretary and Akhuwat Foundation chairperson Amjad Saqib to appear before the court in person. A press release issued…

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June 17, 2018


Pakistan’s 13 transgender candidates face threats of violence

For the first time in Pakistan’s history, 13 transgender persons are running for the elections but their journey to the polls is not an easy one. Speaking at a press conference to launch their election manifesto, transgender candidate Nayab Ali said that PTI and PML-N candidates are threatening her. Nayab is contesting from NA-142 Okara. She…

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June 14, 2018


58th transgender murdered in KP since 2015​

Reported by: Muhammad Faheem A transgender was shot dead in Mansehra during a wedding on Wednesday, taking the toll in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since 2015 to 58.  The victim has been identified as Khurram Shahzad. They were dancing during a wedding ceremony in Mansehra’s surrounding area of Duman Sharif. According to an NGO report, this is…

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May 9, 2018