Under a new program of social protection authority, the Punjab government will be paying a monthly stipend to transgender persons.
The news was announced by the Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan while talking to the media with Punjab Social Protection Authority Vice-Chairperson Jamal Nasir Cheema in Lahore.
The current government is giving priority to the less privileged segment of society in all its projects, says Dr Awan
Transgender people are a part of society and will be given a monthly stipend, she said.
Dr Firdous said that the ‘Ehsaas Punjab Masawaat Programme’ was a unique program under which transgender people were being facilitated.
Under this program, disabled transgender persons between the age of 18 and 40 were being given Rs2,000 per month, while transgender persons above 40 years were being given Rs3,000 per month, Dr Awan said.
She said that the current government is giving priority to the less privileged segment of society in all its projects.
She said that CM Usman Buzdar announced a package of Rs9 billion in Bhakkar and brought the people of Bhakkar into the mainstream of development.