Transvestites get CNICs of their own
Our Reporter | Metropolitan > Islamabad | From the Newspaper
RAWALPINDI: National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) has
started issuing Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) to the
transvestites in Rawalpindi division following the directions of
Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Besides issuance of CNICs, the Election Commission has also started
registering them in the voter list.
Nadra mobile van at Firdosi Road has received 249 application forms
for identity cards.
Mobile vans are also available at specific points in every district
for the purpose and they are receiving application forms. The
transvestites who already have identity cards can get their gender
changed on it.
The transvestites having family certificates verified by respective
social welfare officer can get themselves registered with Nadra.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Rawalpindi division Zahid Saeed chaired a
meeting which was attended among others by Additional Commissioner Ch
Habibullah, ADC (Revenue) Talat Mahmood Gondal, Nadra and Election
Commission representatives. During the meeting, the commissioner was
briefed on the progress made by Nadra regarding the issuance of CNICs
to the transvestites.
On the occasion, he said all the transvestites living in the division
should be registered with Nadra and Election Commission.
Nadra representative informed the meeting that no fee was being
charged for the issuance of new identity cards. However, those who
wanted to get their gender changed on identity cards, would be charged
Rs200 a card.
Election Commission official said that the transvestites, who had
received their identity cards from Nadra, were being registered in the
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