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Sexual orientation and gender identity

All Round View (Peshawar):  According to local groups, at least 65 transgender women have been killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province since 2015. In January 2019 a transgender woman was killed in Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after being attacked on her way back from a music concert. In July, police in Sahiwal district, Punjab, found the bodies of two transgender women who had been tortured to death. In August, Honey, a transgender woman, was shot and killed in Manshera district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Activists allege that authorities had not brought perpetrators to account.

Parliament passed a comprehensive transgender rights bill in 2018. However, Pakistan’s penal code criminalizes same-sex sexual conduct, placing men who have sex with men and transgender women at risk of police abuse, and other violence and discrimination.

Marium Batool

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Marium Batool is a dynamic and dedicated young writer. She is a young and skillful student of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University. She is engaged with the All Round View and the Midnight Posts as Assistant Sub Editor. She possesses good writing and communication skills. In college she participated in every sport, speech competition and other activities. She got many sports and debate certificates at collage and district level. She also received student of the year award in college.
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