First time in the history of KP (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa), the provincial government issued driving licences to 15 transgender.
SSP Traffic Yasir Afridi distribute licences at a ceremony held in Peshawar.
Transgender persons started applying for driving licences once the govt issued national identity cards to them.
National Database and Registration Authority started providing three gender categories on the registration form for a computerised national identity card (NIC).
300 transgenders wish for driving licences in the province. The idle applications will be processed gradually and licences will be issued in phases.
After receiving the first ever driving licence issued to a transgender person in KPK, Farzana said that this development will cover ways for transgenders to earn a respectable livelihood. She said a majority of her community members had gone annoyed with dancing and, therefore, searching for alternate professions.
Active police authorities said they would make a move against those open transport vehicles which charge additional passage or disturb or refuse any assistance to the transgender group or other defenceless groups.