Transgenders move PHC for facilities on election day

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PESHAWAR: Transgender community has moved Peshawar High Court (PHC), requesting the court to direct Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) to ensure casting of votes and contesting general elections by transgenders.
The Transaction Alliance, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Tuesday filed a petition in the Peshawar High Court (PHC), requesting the court to protect the fundamental rights of the community by directing the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to create new rules and forms which allow transgender candidates to contest elections and cast their votes. According to the alliance, the current rules do not define whether they can cast their votes in the male or female booths.
The petitioners requested the court to direct ECP to facilitate the transgender community, train their staff to be sensitive to the needs of the community, create a column for transgenders in nomination forms, formulate strategy to prevent their harassment at polling booths.


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