close
Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

Pakistan

Web Desk
March 24, 2018

Pakistan's first transgender newscaster appears on TV screen

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sat, Mar, 18

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.