Pakistan gets its first “Transgender” News Anchor.

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Pakistan gets its first “Transgender” News Anchor.

A great step in the direction of equality was taken in Pakistan as a news channel in Pakistan has cast a transgender person as their news anchor. Videos of Maavia Malik reading out the news have been doing the rounds on social media and people have appreciated the move.

According to a report by The Express Tribune, private TV channel Kohenoor News cast Maavia Malik as a news anchor.

With this Pakistan joins a league of countries that have been moving towards acknowledging the third gender and giving them prominent representation in the society. Padmini Prakash was the first Indian to host a news show on Lotus TV, Apsara Reddy worked with the BBC and Britain’s Paris Lees worked with the Channel 4 news.

Watch the video here: