MULTAN: For the first time in country’s history, a bank account was opened of a member of the transgender community, according to the spokesman of First Woman Bank.
The spokesman said that the bank account was opened on the Computerised National Identity Card of Manzoor, a transgender person, in the bank’s Multan branch.
The account was opened under the ‘Zindagi Asan’ category, said the spokesman of the bank, adding that the bank will open more accounts for the transgender community members.
While speaking to a private media outlet, Manzoor said, “For us, keeping our money safe was a big concern. We have even lost our hard-earned money. It is not possible to carry money and we even left it at our quarters. When I came to First Woman Bank and spoke to them, they paid heed to me and opened an account.”
Manzoor further said that she is quite happy over the opening of the bank and will use it for saving money.
Transgender person Manzoor further said that she will urge other community members to follow suit and open an account so they can keep their earnings safe.