FSC seeks details of crimes committed against trans people.

ISLAMABAD -- The Federal Shariat Court (FSC) on Wednesday sought details of first information reports (FIRs) registered in connection with the crimes committed against transgender persons.

A representative of the Ministry of Human Rights submitted to the court a progress report regarding the establishment of protection centres for intersex children and aged transgender persons. He informed the court that one protection centre was inaugurated in Islamabad on Wednesday, but for setting up other such centres in the provinces, the ministry needed collaboration with the provincial welfare departments.

The FSC summoned representatives of the provincial welfare departments on the next date of hearing.

Dr Syed Imran Murtaza, a representative of Akhuwat Foundation, informed the court that his organisation is willing to have partnership with the human rights ministry and Punjab welfare department for the establishment of protection centres for transgender persons and provide a building for the propose free of cost.

A representative of Sweet Home - which provides shelter to orphaned children - informed the court that they had also taken up the matter regarding establishment of protection...

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