Rule 2020 of Transgender Act 2018 challenged in LHC

Lahore;(Tahir Chuhdary)_A citizen challenged rule 2020 of the Transgender Act, 2018 in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday,

Making the federal government and others respondents in the petition, the citizen said that under the rule, any man or a woman could get a new identity card issued with his or her gender changed in it.

Arguing that the rule was against the nature, Islamic teachings and the country’s laws, the petitioner said that what was more ironical was that no medical examination of that man or a woman was required for his or her gender change.

“Therefore, it is prayed to the court to declare the rule 2020 of the Act null and void,” read the petition.