The first trans employee is hired by Pakistani government

Pakistani transgenders carry placards as they rally to mark World Aids Day in Karachi on November 30, 2013. World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 every year to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and to demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Benazir Income Support Programme, a federal unconditional cash transfer poverty reduction program, has announced the historic hire stating that the new worker is going to join the Islamabad headquarter as a cook in its cafeteria. It seems to be a simple job, but in the country where transgender women are convinced that they can be no one other than prostitutes and they do it just to survive, earning money legally and honestly is already a huge win. The woman, known as Nomi, said she is not qualified for cooking, but her mon taught her to cook and she became really passionate about it, so it is a dream job. “My appointment is an answer to those people, especially my neighbours and relatives, who believe that a person like me can only earn through illegal means,” she said, “I hope now people will feel proud of me rather than degrading me”


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