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Man held for killing transgender person.

MANSEHRA -- Police on Tuesday arrested a man in Baffa area here for killing a transgender person on Monday night.

'We have arrested the suspect for his involvement in the killing of a transgender person within 12 hours of the incident,' DSP (Central) Bashir Khan, told mediapersons here.

Yasir Abbasi, brother of the slain transgender person, identified as Farman Abbasi aka Honey, stated in the first information report that his brother had shifted to Nari Mohallah in Mansehra from Abbottabad around five years ago.

'Shahbaz, who used to visit Honey frequently, gunned him down on Monday and fled. Shahbaz was accompanied by his brother,' he claimed. Body of the slain person was taken to King Abdullah Teaching Hospital (Kath).

After the incident, the transgender community rushed to Kath and shouted slogans against the government.

'It is a good sign that the suspect has been arrested but we want exemplary punishment for him,' said Maria Khan, the divisional president of Shemale Association in Hazara. Khan claimed that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was not a safe place for the transgender community as their killing ratio was much higher than any other province of the country.

Nadra Khan, secretary-general of Shemale Association Hazara division, demanded of the government to take measures for protection of transgender community in the province.

FAREWELL SESSION: Tehsil council, Balakot, in its farewell session adopted a resolution seeking legal action against contractors who despite receiving money didn't execute development projects.

'We appeal to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to take to task contractors who have not started work on projects,' Ibrahim Shah, the tehsil nazim told the council which met on Tuesday.

The members in their last speeches lauded role of the council, saying that they worked for the uplift of people.

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Publication:Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)
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