Lauding efforts by the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP), the Supreme Court on Monday said Pakistan is one of the first countries to have formulated a policy for the uplift of transgender persons.
“The law and justice commission has played a key role in the provision of NICs to transgender persons,” said Chief Justice Saqib Nisar during the suo motu hearing of the case.
The additional secretary general also informed the court that the process of issuing CNICs had commenced. The court said the commission’s report will become part of the court order allowing issuance of identity cards to the marginalized community.
“Provincial governments should keep working on the matter,” the court instructed, and added that “According to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) report, Pakistan is included in those nine countries which gave identity to transgenders”.
The suo motu proceedings in the case were then wrapped up by the court.