Pak to send in transgenders; to serve in Saudi Arabia during Haj
In yet another first for neighboring Pakistan, the country has decided to send in a contingent of transgenders along with boy scout team to Saudi Arabia.
The team will serve as volunteers during 2018 Haj pilgrimage.
This was confirmed by IPC Sindh Boys Scouts Commissioner Atif Amin Husain, who said that efforts are underway to enable them serve there as Khuddamul Hujjaj (volunteers during the annual Haj).
It was also informed that at least two to three transgender persons will be selected from each of the remaining three provinces for joining the scouting community.
This year the list would include names of transgender youth, he added.
The move, he said, would help improve the image of the transgender youth in our society.>
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