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First Pakistani Transgender Batch sworn in as Scouts

First Pakistani Transgender Batch sworn in as Scouts
February 16, 2018

PESHAWAR, 16 February: The otherwise neglected community of transgender people has been included in Scout association as a Batch of 40 transgender youth took oath in Karachi on Friday.

The young transgender scouts wore scarves and took oath. Atif Amin Hussain, Commissioner IPC Sindh Boys Scouts, administered the oath.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that Pakistan Boys Scouts Association is a voluntary and non-political movement for young people and open to all without any discrimination.

Farzana Jan, president of TransAction Alliance said that the Pakistani transgender community is feeling high on becoming part of the Scout movement. She further said that the transgender people believed that they had been recognized as equal citizens of Pakistan, adding they were glad to note that their acceptance was being increased.

Scouting was officially founded in Pakistan soon after the independence in 1947 with the formal launching of the Pakistan Boys Scouts Association (PBSA). Pakistan became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in April 1948.


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