1st Shelter Home for Transgenders Inaugurated in Islamabad  - Capital TV

June 4, 2023


1st Shelter Home for Transgenders Inaugurated in Islamabad 

Mahnoor Tariq

On Jan 23, Pakistan Baitul Mal (PBM) Managing Director Amir Fida Paracha inaugurated the first-ever shelter home for the transgender community.

The inauguration:

Muhammad Arshad, the director general of Ministry of Human Rights, and other officials attended the ceremony. It was conducted at PBM’s Tarlai shelter house. Addressing the gathering, Mr. Paracha said, “We are determined to seek every conceivable way to reduce the difficulties of marginalised communities in Pakistan.”

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The shelter:

PBM and the Ministry of Human Rights have established this project to promote hope and happiness among the underprivileged transgender community. They established the shelter to create a safe environment.

Why it matters:

Mr. Paracha explained the organization’s initiatives for providing medical care and rehabilitation. Additionally, the new initiative will also provide transgenders with a temporary night stay, breakfast, and dinner in a clean setting.

In Tarlai Shelter Home, a pilot project with a capacity for 10 transgender people has begun. The project will be expanded after an effect review is completed.

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