LAHORE: On Jan 28, trangender activist Shehzadi Rai took to her Twitter account sharing a now-deleted video in which a girl told her that she does pesha (engaged with sex workers).
Later, Lahore Police Officials announced on their handle that they have now recovered the boy who was dressed as a female. DIG Operations Lahore Afzal Ahmed Kausar and SSP Operations, identified him as an 11 year-old. The kid has been handed over to Tubby City Police, Child Protection Bureau.
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The officials further shared that the boy used to beg with transgenders to make an earning for his family as his parents are mentally challenged.
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Rai has also removed the video to protect the child’s privacy. The activist expressed her gratitude for the police’s swift action but called them out for calling the kid ‘a boy,’ “At the same time, I am so disappointed by Lahore police’s reporting. She is a trans-child, not a boy.”
Public Health Policy Researcher and Trans-activist, Dr. Mehrub Moiz Awan agreed with Rai and stated this is why she didn’t say a word in this case, “She’ll now go from one traumatic situation to another. I hope and pray she is out of sex work and addiction soon.”
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