Sara Gul – Pakistan’s only transgender doctor


Sara Gul has become Pakistan’s first transgender doctor.

Sara got her degree from the renowned Jinnah Medical and Dental College – an affiliate of the University of Karachi.

“I feel immense joy in becoming the first transgender doctor of Pakistan,” she said.

Sara intends to use her profession for the prosperity and welfare of other transgender persons.

Sara’s achievement is remarkable in a society where transgender people have been treated as outcasts.

Many like her continue with their fight the discrimination to become successful in getting to their dreams.

Transgender persons are paving their way in all walks of life as increasing chances of employment in various government sectors in Pakistan provides them with opportunities.

Pakistan’s transgender persons have proved that they aren’t less than any other segment of society. However, our government needs to provide them with an atmosphere where their talents are harnessed, and they are provided with equal rights, opportunities, and resources.

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Not a long time back, Marvia Malik came to the limelight as the first transgender news anchor in Pakistan. She had shown resilience and utmost courage for being at the forefront of moulding attitudes in her country.

Her first appearance on Kohenoor TV in March 2018 went viral on social media. Just days after, Marvia became the first transgender model to catwalk at the Pakistan Fashion Design Council show.

Moreover, Nisha Rao, a lawyer and activist, recently became Pakistan’s first transgender to have been enrolled on an MPhil programme to study law. Rao will be pursuing her LLM programme at the University of Karachi.

Pakistan’s first-ever transgender school in Lahore also plays an essential role in providing vocational training and education to Pakistan’s transgender community.

The institute has been named “The Gender Guardian”. It offers 12 years of academic education and is set to expand to college-level education.

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