ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights on Saturday approved the draft on rights of transgender persons that would soon be tabled at National Assembly to become a law.

The transgender persons, in the proposed bill, allowed them to contest elections and would be entitled to rights in property.

Besides, the bill would entitle parents if they would give their transgender children share equal to son or daughter while the transgender persons could mention their gender as per their choice in identity cards and other legal documents. The bill also contains penalties for harassment of transgender persons.

Courtesy: TNN