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Pakistan Eunuch finally recognized as citizen

South Asia Eunuchs Turn Prejudice into Cash

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Download Last month on Asia Calling we heard how Eunuchs in Pakistan have finally been recognized as legal citizens of the country.

They now can get national identity cards that give them access to state health care and other benefits.

And they are also for the first time been given the opportunity to work for the government.

As Naeem Sahoutara reports they are doing a very usually job.

Last Updated ( Monday, 10 January 2011 17:55 )

Eunuchs in Pakistan to be Recognized as Legal Citizens

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Download When we think of the socially conservative country Pakistan, we probably don’t think of eunuchs.

But eunuchs are in the news there, because they have finally succeeded in being listed as a separate gender on the National Identity Card of Pakistan.

The new forms will take effect from January 1, 2011.

Thousands of eunuchs in the country will now be able to benefit from the new ID cards, as Shahab ur Rahman reports from Peshawar.

Last Updated ( Monday, 20 December 2010 11:05 )