Transgenders in Punjab will be paid stipend

Transgenders in Pakistan

Transgender persons will be paid stipend in Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab government will pay a stipend to transgender persons in the province, it was officially announced.

Special Assistant to Punjab CM on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan shared details of the programme for transgender persons in a media talk in Lahore on Thursday.

The initiative is part of the provincial government’s programme under the Punjab Social Protection Authority.

The incumbent government is giving priority to less privileged segments of society in all its projects, said Dr Firdous Awan.

Transgender people are a part of society and will be given a monthly stipend, she said.

Dr Firdous said that under this programme, disabled transgender persons between the age of 18 and 40 were being given Rs2,000 per month, while transgender persons above 40 years were being given Rs3,000 per month.