Sindh govt fixes 0.5% job quota for transgenders

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KARACHI: PPP leader Murtaza Wahab has announced that the Sindh government will fix 0.5 percent job quota for transgenders in the province.

The decision was taken in a cabinet’s meeting presided over by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday.

Wahab said that there would be quota for members of the transgender community all government departments.

Earlier this month, the Sindh chief minister had said the transgender people were the most neglected and ignored members of the society and that the government must allocate a reasonable quota for the recruitment of transgender people in all government departments, including the police.

He had directed the chief secretary to prepare a working paper for the cabinet so that jobs could be allocated for transgender people and urged NGOs and other organizations working for the welfare of transgender people to educate them and bring them in government service.

Earlier this year, Inspector-General (IG) of the Sindh Police Syed Kaleem Imam had announced to employ transgender folks in the force.