Islamabad; April 29, 2020
Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) distributes Ration Bags among the transgender community of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, in a simple and well organized ceremony, held here in Islamabad. Minister for Human Rights and Dr. Shireen M Mazari, Managing Director PBM, Aon Abbas Buppi and Transgender Rights Expert in UNDP Nayaba Ali, participated the ceremony. Highlighting the efforts to protect the rights of transgender community, Minister for human rights, Dr. Shireen Mazari told separate wards are being made in public hospitals for transgender of community. “Transgender members of community are being facilitated equally like other vulnerable segments of the society”, she remarked, appreciating the PBM’s proactive role for covering the vulnerable segments of the society on following the principles of equality. Addressing the ceremony, Managing Director PBM Aon Abbas Buppi said, amid lockdown due to Covid-19 many transgender community members are left at the risk of poverty and ill health as they exist on the fringes of society. “PBM has been taking concrete measures to shelter the poor and neglected populace under education, healthcare, rehabilitation and empowerment without discrimination of gender, cast or creed, religion and politics.”, he said. Speaking the gathering, Transgender Rights Expert, Nayab Ali thanked PBM for taking care of transgender community during pandemic critical circumstances. On the occasion, PBM distributed ration bags among 250 deserving transgender persons, following the set of rules for protection from corona virus.
Report by Sohail Majeed Butt.