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Eunuch must be included in Census

Rabia Iqbal Jan 10, 2017
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Lahore High Court ordered to include the Eunuch in the census along with adding a gender field in the National Identity Card either.

Last year in November, A common citizen, Waqar Ali, belonging to Kasur, Pakistan appealed regarding this issue with the help of advocate Shiraz Zaka.

The stance of his appeal was that the Eunuchs are deprived of their basic rights which they should be given according to the policy. The Eunuchs must be given the choice to mention their gender in the National Identity Card and their inclusion in the census must be made mandatory.

The applicant also appealed the court that it should guide the federal government for legislation for the Eunuchs.

Chief Justice of high court, justice Mansoor Ali Shah dealt with this application.

The deputy Attorney General of the federal government assured that the Eunuch will be included in this census.

The court also ordered that the Eunuchs must be included in the census and a gender field for them should be added in the National Identity Card.

This decision of the high court will be positive step for the Eunuchs as they deserve to avail those facilities and the legal rights that every Pakistani has been delivered.