The transgender community in Lahore has announced its decision to challenge the recent decision of the Federal Sharia Court in the Supreme Court. During a press conference held at the Lahore Press Club, leaders of the transgender community, including Neeli Rana, Nayab Ali, Farzana Jaan, Arzo Khan, Sadia Kami Syed, and Abishay Basharat, expressed their concerns regarding the decision and accused the political parties Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam of exploiting the issue for their political gain.
The transgender activists emphasized that their only demand is for basic rights, such as healthcare, education, employment, and recognition of their identity. They pointed out that no religion opposes transgender rights, raising questions about why these particular political and religious parties are targeting the transgender community in the name of religion.
The mistreatment of transgenders in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was also highlighted by the community leaders, who stated that they would not tolerate such discrimination and stubbornness. They asserted that they are simply demanding the rights guaranteed to them by the constitution of Pakistan.
The transgender community plans to challenge the decision of the Federal Sharia Court in the Supreme Court within the next two days, to secure their legitimate rights from the state.