Transgender person killed in Karachi


KARACHI -- Unknown gunmen killed a transgender person in Karachi Wednesday (August 30), said police, in the latest attack to target the marginalised community in Pakistan.

The attackers initially threw eggs from a moving car at the victim and her friend before returning to the scene and firing gunshots at the pair.

"The bullet hit the jaw (of the victim) who died of that shot," senior police officer Saqib Ismail told AFP.

In 2009, Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex, allowing transgenders to obtain identity cards, while several have also run in elections.

Despite these strides, many transgender Pakistanis face rampant discrimination and are forced to live as pariahs.

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We should respect the neglected community so that they may also get a chance to live respectful life