Swabi woman becomes ‘Umer Qureshi’ after surgery

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SWABI: A woman became a man in Swabi district after undergoing successful surgery on Friday. Her brother Inamul Hassan told the media that his sister is an EDO education at Razzar Tehsil in Swabi. She underwent two surgeries earlier as well in Haripur district, he added.

The unmarried woman, said to be in her 40s, is living with her parents in her native village Yar-e-Hussain. “A Final decision about her sex would be announced after full recovery from procedures,” Inam said.

Pleased for having another brother in the family, Inam said he has six sisters and two brothers but now would have an elder brother in the shape of Umer Qureshi, referring to his sister with her new name.

A senior official in the district education office, while requesting anonymity, said that it was the prerogative of provincial education ministry to retain her on the position of EDO or change it as she is not a “woman” anymore. She needs a medical certificate from relevant doctors after going through such procedure as it is a legal requirement in such cases, the official explained.

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