A 28-year-old woman has approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to seek legal permission for a sex-change operation. The petition was heard by Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and the woman herself appeared in court to apply for permission.
The hearing has been adjourned till 8th March.
The petitioner appeared in court and stated that she has enough finances to pay for the surgery and all the medical facilities that will be required to fulfill the requirements of the surgery.
The petition states that two articles in the Constitution allow all Pakistan citizens equality in provision of medical facilities and other basic necessities, and thus should be provided to her as well.