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Co-hosted by Almas Bobby, founder of transgender rights organization Pakistani Shemale Association
Pakistani TV channel launched for ‘Ladies, gentlemen and she-males’

in PAKISTAN, 11/05/2013

Producers of the new Abb Takk television channel hosted by a transgender activist hope to address the country's complex LGBT issues.

A new TV channel in Pakistan is expected to give new visibility to the transgender community.

According to wire news agency Dispatch News Desk (DND), Abb Takk launched earlier this week, and is considered the only South Asian television channel willing to give a voice to the transgender community.

Abb Takk’s director of news and current affairs Nasir Baig Chugtai told DND that the channel will address not only ladies and gentlemen, but also ‘she-males’.

He said: ‘Transgender members need identity, and they must be accepted and respected as an important part of society.’

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