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KU becomes country’s first varsity to enroll a transgender person in M.Phil

Nisha Rao has been admitted to the LLM course.

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KU becomes the country’s first varsity to enroll a transgender person in M.Phil!

As being reported, the Karachi University for the first time added the transgender column along with male and female columns in the admission form this year.

Following the development, the very first transgender person has given admission to KU’s LLM course.

Nisha Rao has become the country’s first transgender varsity student enrolled in the Master of Laws program.

Nisha Rao is a Pakistani transgender lawyer and activist. In 2020, she became the first transgender law graduate in Pakistan.

This is a major development in the field of education for the transgender community.

Earlier in July 2021, authorities opened the country’s first government-run school for transgender students in Multan.

Supreme Court allowed transgenders to claim a third gender on their national identity cards in 2009.

The parliament just passed a law in 2018 recognizing transgender people as equal citizens and protecting them from discrimination and violence.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.