Transgender candidate breaks Pakistan mould

Mazhar Anjum is first such person to run for office in country since 2011 court ruling allowing participation.

    A previously marginalised group of people in Pakistan can now vote and run for office.

    A 2011 Supreme Court ruling has given transgender people the same political rights as everyone else.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan met one such person in Karachi who is aiming to break the mould in Pakistani politics by running for a seat in the provincial assembly.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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