Transgender issues in Pakistan

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Maha Saleem
One of the most sensitive social issues in Pakistan is discrimination and violence against the transgender community. Trans people, also known as the “third” gender, are considered an abomination by society. Transgender people are frowned upon and are considered to be degenerates, being treated as if they are not even human. Due to the controversial nature and the typical uptight and backward mindset of people, the subject of transgender rights in Pakistan is not widely discussed. The transgender community has been rebuked all over Pakistan and not considered equal to other members of society.