PESHAWAR: District Government Peshawar on Tuesday organized the first ever Transgender People Sports Festival here at Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium.

A large number of transgender people participated in different games including archery, badminton, cricket and musical chairs,.

The festival was organized under the aegis of District Directorate Sports Peshawar and Achery Club. Transgender people took interest in the festival and thanked the district government for organizing the games. District Sport Officer Dr Numan distributed shields and cash awards among the winners.

The festival was organised at a time when transgender people were facing ban on their profession in several district of KP and around 58 killed since 2015 till May 2018.

Courtesy: TNN