Pakistan to send trans persons as Hajj volunteers

ISLAMABAD:  For the first time in the history of Pakistan, transgender persons will be part of a team of more than 150 boy scouts being sent to Saudi Arabia to serve as Khuddamul Hujjaj or volunteers during Hajj 2018, it is learnt.

“Efforts for sending transgender youth to Saudi Arabia to serve as Khuddamul Hujjaj are underway,” confirmed IPC Sindh Boys Scouts Commissioner Atif Amin Husain while talking to The Express Tribuneon Saturday.

Blue Veins, a transgender welfare organisation, is coordinating with the IPC in this initiative. “At least two to three transgender persons will be selected from each of the remaining three provinces for joining the scouting community that leaves for Saudi Arabia every year,” he said. Read more via Express Tribune