Pakistan Supreme Court gives trans people the right to vote

A trans woman in Pakistan celebrates Supreme Court decision. (Photo: tribune.com.pak)

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Prompted by a petition from an activist, an estimated 80,000 transgender people living in Pakistan were granted the right to vote by the Pakistan Supreme Court.

Registration has started in several provinces and eventually will expand to the others.  The Pakistan National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will issue national identity cards during the registration.

There are several cultural “naming” conflicts hindering the process for some, but the Supreme Court is expected to resolve these as well. Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry also stepped in to cancel  registration “fees” the NADRA attempt to impose on trans people attempting to register.

ZeeNews India:  Transgender persons being enrolled as Pak voters.

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  1. Anyone know if trans people were stripped of voting rights when they transitioned?

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