KP govt issues driving licenses to 15 transgenders


PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government on Monday issued driving licenses to 15 transgender persons.

The licenses were issued to transgender persons at a ceremony held in Peshawar where SSP Traffic Yasir Khan Afridi distributed the licenses among them.

Speaking at the occasion, the SSP briefed the audience that 300 transgenders had applied for driving licenses. In the first phase, 15 of them were given licenses to drive whereas the rest of the applications would be processed gradually, he added.

After getting the first ever driving license issued to a transgender person in KP, Farzana said that this development will pave ways for transgenders to earn a respectable livelihood. She added that most of her community members were fed up with dancing and were, therefore, searching for alternate professions.


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