A local broadcaster has hired a transgender news caster for the first time in Pakistan's history, said a senior journalist on Twitter on Sunday.
The journalist posted a picture of Maavia Malik and wrote "Pakistan's first news caster on screen now-Maavia Malik."
Shiraz Hassan, who is associated with BBC, didn't give further details.
Pakistan's Senate, the upper house of country's parliament, recently approved a bill for the protection of transgender persons, empowering them to determine their own gender identity
The report of a transgender person appearing on TV as a newscaster received positive response on Twitter, with a senior blogger and a female TV anchor expressing best wishes for her.
Country's transgender population, according to the census carried out last year , stands at 10,418 — 0.005 percent of the total population of over 207 million.
Last year a court ruled that transgender people would be counted in the national census for the first time.
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