Pakistan's First Transgender Newscaster Makes it to a TV Screen
A local news broadcaster has hired a transgender news anchor for the first time in Pakistan’s history.
A senior journalist posted a picture of Maavia Malik and wrote “Pakistan’s first news caster on screen now-Maavia Malik.”
#Pakistan first transgender news caster on screen now – Maavia Malik pic.twitter.com/uXJipyrEfL
— Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) March 23, 2018
Pakistan’s Senate, the upper house of country’s parliament, has recently approved a bill for the protection of transgender persons, which has now empowered them to determine their own gender identity.
The report of a transgender person appearing on TV as a newscaster received positive response on Twitter.
Wahh…that's really nice and impressive.
— Netra Parikh (@Netra) March 24, 2018
Pakistan’s (world's?) first ever transgender news anchor! pic.twitter.com/irfCUMDVLP
— Shamila Ghyas (@ShamilaGhyas) March 24, 2018
Lahore-based Marvia Malik is confident, determined, ambitious and goal-oriented.
She has a bachelors degree and has now applied for admission to a masters of arts programme. She claims to have read the basics of journalism and civics and has already dabbled in the field of modelling; as she recently made headlines by walking the runway at the PFDC fashion week in Lahore earlier this month.