WATCH: Driving licences issued to transgender persons in Punjab’s Rajanpur

Marking a first in the history of Rajanpur — a city in Punjab — transgender persons were issued driving licences for motorcycles and rickshaws by the traffic police, pawing a way for them to earn livelihood with respect, it emerged on Sunday.

Surprisingly, the transgenders were trained to ride motorcycles and rickshaws by the police personnel before issuing them the licences.

Talking to journalists after clearing the test for a licence, the shemales said people made fun of them when they first time came here to receive motorbike training.

The transgenders were of the view that a driving licence would help them get a respectable job.

Earlier in June, around 62 transgender persons have been issued driving licences for the first time in the history of Pakistan.

They were also being given training in driving schools of the Punjab Police. As per Punjab IG, the number of driving schools across Punjab had been increased from 32 to 64.


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