Sindh cabinet on Wednesday approves job quotas for transgender in all government departments.
A meeting under the presidency of Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah was held. Sindh Cabinet approves setting job quota of 0.5% in all government agencies for the transgender community.
During the meeting, Murad Ali Shah said that he wants to bring the transgender community into the mainstream and turn them into “productive citizens” of the country.
CM Sindh also directed transgender persons to ensure that they have all relevant documents before applying for jobs. He also urged them to focus on education.
Earlier this month, the Sindh chief minister had said the transgender people were the most neglected and ignored members of the society and that the government must allocate a reasonable quota for the recruitment of transgender people in all government departments, including the police.
He had directed the chief secretary to prepare a working paper for the cabinet so that jobs could be allocated for transgender people and urged NGOs and other organizations working for the welfare of transgender people to educate them and bring them in government service.
Earlier this year, Inspector-General (IG) of the Sindh Police Syed Kaleem Imam had announced to employ transgender folks in the force.