Plan being made to establish shelter house for transgenders: Yawar Abbas Bukhari

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Social Welfare and Baitul Maal Syed Yawar Abbas Bukhari said on Monday that providing employment to the needy people was a better practice than providing financial assistance.


He was talking to a delegation of an NGO from Rahim Yar Khan here at his office. Baitul Maal Ameen (Trustee) Malik Muhammad Azam was also present on the occasion. Yawar Abbas Bukhari said that various departments of the Social Welfare Department were committed to make the needy people skilled. Praising the welfare spirit of the NGO, the provincial minister said the participation of welfare 0organizations in the social welfare mission was commendable.


He said that it was wrong to consider transgenders as mere entertainment, adding that to make transgenders a useful member of society, plans were being made to build the subcontinent’s first shelter house where they would be taught various skills. On the occasion, Malik Azam said that after the feasibility report, the cooperation of Baitul Maal would be reviewed in this regard.