SHC expresses displeasure on not implementing Transgender Persons Act 2018

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

02nd Dec, 2020. 12:45 pm

The High Court of Sindh (SHC) granted Wednesday, 14 days to the federal government to implement the Transgender Persons (protection of rights) Act 2018.

According to the details, the bench conducted a hearing on a petition that pleaded the court had ordered the government to devise rules and guidelines for implementation of the transgender persons’ rights law. However, the law yet to come into force.

The bench remarked that “Devising rules for the law not required that much time, which you have you spent.”

During the case proceeding, Deputy Attorney General told the court that rules will soon be implemented after getting approved by the federal cabinet. He said that the government will also set up a protection center for transgenders.

Informing the court, the law officer of the federal government said “The matter delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.” He added that “The rules for the law have been devised with the help from the transgender community and 14 organizations were consulted over the matter.”

After hearing the arguments, the Sindh High Court (SHC) granted 14 days to the federal government to look into the matter.

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