Punjab to give monthly stipend to transgender people: Firdous Ashiq

Punjab to give monthly stipend to transgender people: Firdous Ashiq

The Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Information, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has announced that the government of Punjab will be paying a monthly stipend to transgender persons under a new programme by its social protection authority.

According to detals, the Special Assistant to Chief Minister has made these remarks while talking to the media with Punjab Social Protection Authority Vice Chairperson Jamal Nasir Cheema in Lahore on Friday.

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Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that transgender people are a part of society and will be given a monthly stipend. She said that the ‘Ehsaas Punjab Masawaat Programme’ was a unique programme under which transgender people were being facilitated.

The Special Assistant further stated 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. She said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf government is giving priority to the less privileged segment of society in all its projects.

“Chief Minister Usman Buzdar announced a package of Rs9 billion in Bhakkar and brought the people of Bhakkar in the mainstream of development,” she added.