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In a first, Inspector General Sindh Syed Kaleem Imam has announced to provide five percent jobs to the transgender community in Sindh Police department. The decision was made in the meeting between the member of the transgender community and Sindh Police in Sukkur.
IGP Sindh Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam has announced that for the first time transgenders will be recruited in Sindh Police, adding that disable quota has also been reinstated.#Sindhpolicedmc pic.twitter.com/WSSreqfhLC
— Sindh Police (@sindhpolicedmc) April 1, 2019
Syed Kaleem Imam stated that the transgender community members will be given various office jobs in the provincial force. He also informed that the due process to facilitate the disabled persons in the provincial police force is also underway. Imam promised to accommodate the minorities in the Police department as well.
The protestors had called out the government to take more viable steps and formulate effective strategies to protect the vulnerable community from violence and assault of any nature.
The transgender communities have been acquiring an active role publically. The awareness campaign pertaining to their rights in recent years has brought a huge turn around regarding their status in society. Such movements have uplifted their status and have alleviated the stigma attached to their stereotypical roles in society.
The decision of Sindh Police on the inclusion of the transgender community in the Police force have been immensely appreciated on social media.
The German ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler took to Twitter and hailed the decision of the inclusion of the transgender community in the mainstream. Kobler wrote, “Great decision of Sindh Police to include transgenders in the line defense. Well done Dr.Kaleem! Inclusion of every community into mainstream is very important.”
“It’ll protect & empower the vulnerable! transgenders are an equal part of society! Lets see who is next to follow this decision”, he continued in his tweet said.
Great decision of #SindhPolice to include transgenders in the line defence.Welldone Dr.Kaleem!👏🏻Inclusion of every community into mainstream is very important. it'll protect & empower the vulnerable!transgenders r equal part of society!! Lets c who is next to follow this decision https://t.co/sAXP1tWBMu
— German Embassy Islamabad (@GermanyinPAK) April 2, 2019
In recent months several protests have been organized and voices have been raised against the alleged cases of violence reported against the members of the transgender community. In some of those reported cases, the member of the transgender community has been reportedly beaten to death after physical assaults. The protestors had called out the government to take more viable steps and formulate effective strategies to protect the vulnerable community from violence and assault of any nature.