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Transgender Representative Nayyab Ali Applauds Establishing Tahaffuz Reporting Centre To Protect Their Rights

RAWALPINDI: Internationally renowned transgender rights expert Nayyab Ali visits Tahaffuz reporting centre and khidmat Markaz for transgenders, congratulated victim support officer Reem Sharif for being part of Rawalpindi Police. Tahaffuz transgenders Centre is a dream came true, Transgender Community is thankful to IG Punjab Shoaib Dastagir and CPO Rawalpindi Ahsan Younas for establishing first police Centre of its kind in Pakistan for the protection of transgenders, said Nayyab Ali.

According to the details, internationally renowned transgender rights expert and winner of International Gala award for her services for transgender rights Nayyab Ali visited Rawalpindi Police’s Tahaffuz reporting Centre and Khidmat Markaz for transgender.

Nayyab Ali was accompanied by a group of transgenders including Lubna another internationally renowned transgender. Victim Support Officer at Tahaffuz Centre, Reem Sharif and other staff welcomed the guests.

Nayyab Ali and other transgenders formally congratulated Reem Sharif for being part of Rawalpindi Police. Victim Support Officer Reem Sharif briefed the guest about the establishment, working and services being provided to the transgender community at Tahaffuz Centre.

She briefed the guests about the idea of CPO Rawalpindi Muhammad Ahsan Younas on which a separate reporting Centre and Khidmat Markaz for transgenders has been established by Rawalpindi Police. Reem Sharif said that Tahaffuz Centre is no doubt an important and fundamental step taken by Rawalpindi Police which will go a long way for the protection of rights of transgenders in the society.

Nayyab Ali transgenders Rights expert, said on the occasion. that she has been working for the rights of transgenders and has been part of legislation in this regard on both local and international level. She said, the step taken by IG Punjab Shoaib Dastagir and CPO Ahsan Younas is a remarkable one which will be remembered forever.

Nayyab Ali said that transgenders have always had problems while interacting with police but after visiting Tahaffuz Centre we feel that it is our own Centre and our own police station where not only we will be treated with dignity but our rights will surely be protected. She said that Tahaffuz not only has a proper working system to protect the right of transgenders but the presence of a victim support officer who is also a transgender will definitely help transgender community for redressing their legal issues.

On the occasion, Nayyab Ali paid gratitude to Rawalpindi and Punjab Police for establishing such a remarkable Centre and also assured total support in this regard. Nayyab Ali expressed her desire for establishing more centres on the basis of Tahaffuz around the country for the protection of Rights of the transgenders.

Welfare Officer of Rawalpindi Police, Sub Inspector Noor Ul Ain, Rawalpindi Police media team and victim support officer Reem Sharif thanked Nayyab Ali and other accompanying transgenders on behalf of Rawalpindi Police for the visit.

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