Friday, April 19, 2024

Specific Job quota is fixed in Punjab for Transgenders

The Local Government and Community Development (LG&CD) department has decided to set a two percent employment quota for trans people in several positions that have been vacant for a long time in local governments, councils (Metropolitan / Municipal Corporations, Union Councils, etc.), the Walled City of Lahore Authority, the Local Government Board, and the department.

“We have made a policy decision to set aside 2% of all open positions for trans people who are begging at junctions, streets, and marketplaces because they are jobless. We are doing so in accordance with Pakistan’s Constitution, which guarantees equal rights to all citizens without discrimination,” said Noorul Amin Mengal, the department’s secretary.

The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) just published the full findings of the 6th Population and Housing Census 2017 on its website, which show that the country’s overall population is 207.68 million, with a 2.4 percent annual growth rate.

There are 106.018 million males, 101.344 million females, and 321,744 transgender people in the population.

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