Pakistani trans activists to appeal Sharia court ruling
23 May 2023 | 7:47 am
Transgender activists in Pakistan plan to appeal to the highest court against an Islamic court that overturned the country's 2018 laws protecting transgender rights such as legal gender recognition.
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