FATA & KP News – Latest News from Fata & KP at Radio TNN

 Breaking News

Features & Interviews

Transgender persons suffer from indefinite ban on dancing profession in Bannu

Transgender persons suffer from indefinite ban on dancing profession in Bannu
September 13, 2017

By Said Nazir

BANNU: Unable to find alternative source of income after banning them to perform at parties, the transgender community here Wednesday demanded of the government to give them jobs or direct Bannu police to withdraw the ban placed on their performance.

The community continue to suffer as Bannu police had launched a crackdown down against them two years ago citing security reasons. They were tortured, baton charged and sent behind the bar after they protested the ban that was followed by a crackdown. “We perform and we earn as dancing is the only skill that we know,” said Sohani, a protesting transgender.

To get their demands accepted, the transgender staged a protest outside Bannu Press Club and chanted slogans against the police for not allowing them to earn a living through their profession. They said that the police stopped them to dance at marriages and celebrations that was their only source of income. 

“It was easy for the police to deprive us of our living instead of taking action against the criminals,” said Rani, while talking to Tribal News Network.

Station House Officer Imran Khan said that crackdown was launched after the police received hundreds of complaints of quarrels and disturbance. “We also received complaints that they were spreading vulgarity among the youth,” he said.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Transaction Alliance chairman Farzana Jan criticized the police for imposing a ban and said that they should either be allowed to continue their profession or the government should offer them job.

Taimur Kamal, who work for rights of transgender, said he had written to Human Rights Commission against the ban but no action was taken against the police.

Meanwhile, folk singers welcomed the ban and said that the crackdown led to re-emergence of cultural events in the area. A folk singer Faridullah said that this crackdown has resurrected the music and cultural events in the area.

He said that cultural events like and music and literary function were continuously attracting a large number of people.

Comments

Related Articles

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS – LATEST

Like Us On Facebook

Fata Reforms

  • Proposal of extending IHC jurisdiction of FATA draws flak

    Efforts on national and local level are continuing since September, 2015 for brining administrative reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and abolition of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law. However, the reforms process could not be taken to its logical end due to differences among different political parties and groups over the mode […]

  • Political parties, Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehrik press govt for early implementation of FATA reforms

    The issue of administrative reforms in FATA is being discussed on the national level for the last two years. However, the process has faced delays due to political and other differences. The FATA Political Alliance and Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek have started protests and sit-ins to pressurise the government to accelerate the reforms process and abolish the controversial Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law.

TDPs

  • PM Sehat Card scheme is yet to extend to five tribal agencies, FRs

    The federal government, in an attempt to provide free healthcare facilities, had launched Prime Minister Health Programme in December 2015. Under the project, deserving families, throughout the country, are able to spend Rs0.3 million per year on their treatment. Information collected from Fata Secretariat, PM Sehat Cards are being distributed among the needy families under […]

  • Govt approves Rs 1.16 billion for rehabilitations of FATA traders

    The federal government approved fund worth Rs1.16 billion for the second phase of reconstruction of war-torn Fata.The fund aimed at to rehabilitate small and medium businesses under a project titled ‘Economic Revitalization of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata’ (ERKF).The affected traders would be given financial assistance through Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (SMEDA).The government kicked off the second phase after it announced clearing militants from Fata.

Follow us on twitter

Archives

November 2017
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930