The measure is being contested by Jamaat-e-Islami for LGBTQ Bill Pakistan 2022 by senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan at the Federal Shariah Court. He believes that a medical certificate should be made necessary for anyone who wishes to register themselves as transgender in the Nadra records.
Points of LGBTQ Bill Pakistan 2022
- Nobody has read the 2018 Transgender Person Protection of Rights Act, nor the subsequent Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules 2020, but they are quick to make comments
- Every Act that is passed, also has a set of rules that are also passed, so the law was passed in 2018, but then a rulebook was also released in 2020
- Rule 3 pertains to ‘amending the existing CNIC’, and mentions that any transgender can change their CNIC to obtain an X card
- 2009 allowed trans people to get their own ID cards that recognized their identities as neither man nor woman
- In 2018, the Act granted transpeople their essential rights to education, dignity, and employment
- Aisha says that now people are using it for political gains and conflating it with homosexuality, which is an act of cruelty towards the trans community
The transgender bill, according to Maulana Fazlur Rahman, head of the PDM and a close friend of the government, is “a rebellion against the Quran and Sunnah.” He stated, “Parliament of Pakistan has no power to enact laws against the Quran and Sunnah, and such laws are made covertly when there is no public discussion of the matter.
In a recent remark, he asserted that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam is drafting a permanent amendment in this regard.