Voting rights for transgender: Resolution passed  

Voting rights for transgender: Resolution passed  

PESHAWAR: (APP) The Khyber Pakthunkwa Assembly with Speaker Assad Qaisar in the chair Tuesday unanimously passed resolution seeking voting rights to the transgender community in the province.

The resolution moved by Amna Sardar of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stated that federal government should be pursued to contact Election Commission for giving voting rights to the transvestites.

She said that recommendations should be forwarded to give transgender rights of franchise and granting them a respectable status in the society.

The assembly also passed three more resolution moved by provincial finance minister, Inayat Ullah Khan and Sahibzada Sana Ullah of PPPP.

The resolution moved by Inayat Ullah demanded that NADRA authorities should be approached on issue of 'Blocked Cards'. He said that all the blocked cards should be cleared with two months as lack of proper identification documentation has restricted the movement tens of thousands of people who are confined to their homes.

Provincial minster also moved another resolution regarding giving No Objection Certificate (NOC) to foreigners travelling to Khyber Pakhtukhwa.

He said that federal authorities should facilitate foreign investors by giving them relieve from getting NOC.

The fourth resolution was moved by Sahibzada Sana Ullah of PPP. The resolution demanded that ship owners and Balouchistan government should be contacted to compensate victims of Gadani incident. He said that victims of Gadani are still awaiting help from ship owners and provincial government of Balouchistan.

All the resolutions were passed by KP Assembly unanimously.