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Pakistan

APP
April 26, 2018

Pakistan’s first old home for ‘transgender persons’ established

Pakistan

APP
Thu, Apr, 18

LAHORE: Be-Ghar Foundation has established an old home to house transgender people, which happens to be the first one in Pakistan.

The home comes after a recent establishment of a school dedicated for the transgender people, is yet to have its inauguration under the auspices of the organization ‘Be-Ghar Foundation’, standing devoted for the transgender people.

Based-off near Ruchna town in Lahore, the one-storey shelter can house only fifty people at the moment and it is running entirely on the foundation’s investments.

The home has not only aimed at providing free food and shelter to troubled transgender people but is also carrying ongoing treatment to their illness and diseases.

Chairperson Be-Ghar Foundation Aashi Butt explained how it evoked her with grief every time she watched helplessly ailed transgender people wandering on the streets. “By the Grace of God, those transgender people who were tormented with AIDs, HIV, Hepatitis and other fatal diseases have now found their safe haven.”

The shelter family expressed that it doesn’t bother them anymore whether or not their close relations attempt to check up on them, “We now have a home… and it is not less than any heaven to us,” they added.

The shelter home is yet to hold its formal inauguration in few coming days.

On the other hand, the transgender community has pleaded the government for establishment of more shelter homes like such in various localities.