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The members of Pakistan’s transgender community have decided to contest the upcoming general elections on a ticket of equal rights. The community has more to offer than begging or dancing at the weddings. I have decided, this time, to vote for Almas Boby. Why? In all fairness, the members of the transgender community will not be as impotent as the outgoing lot of our parliamentarians.

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14th April 2013 11:09

Alessia Valenza

Not much productivity was achieved by the PPP government during its five years of "misrule". However, their only achievement was the formation of a Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms that recommended Articles and Amendments in the constitution (or whatever is left of it), which included the eunuchs’ right to contest elections and if elected, be entitled to hold the office of the Prime Minister or that of the President without any discrimination.

Subsequently, the Supreme Court of Pakistan directed National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to immediately complete the process of registration of eunuchs in the country. Certainly, a much needed step to replace the ‘eunuchs’ running the country by the genuine ones. Nadra needs to be appreciated for being the first department to induct the eunuchs as their employees.  In another welcoming move, the Supreme Court advised the government to consider the appointment of eunuchs for the recovery of loans from defaulters.

The Shemale Association, through its President Almas Boby, welcomed this step and showed the community’s resolve to recover the loans from the defaulters in the shortest possible time. Great initiative, indeed, for at least the eunuchs won’t be that inefficient compared to the officers posted in the National Accountability Bureau (Nab), who have wasted and allegedly minted millions by doing useless cosmetic exercises.

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