New Delhi [India] Mar 27 (ANI): As soon the news of Pakistan hiring a first transgender news anchor came in, the people took to social media and lauded the decision.
A private news channel in Pakistan recently made history by hiring country's first transgender news anchor in a country where many transgender people face severe discrimination.
According to reports, Marvia Malik, a former model and also a journalism graduate, said she was emotionally overwhelmed when she was offered the job at a private broadcaster- Kohinoor, where she anchored her first show on Friday.
The news of her first appearance on TV went viral on social media with people reacting on Twitter.
One user tweeted, "Selected on merit not on gender issues #EqualityForAll'
'Marvia Malik, a journalism graduate who has also worked as a model, told the BBC she was moved to tears when she was offered the job.' https://t.co/qGtPfUoCCv— Kalpana Dhakal (@kalpanadhakal) March 26, 2018
'Marvia Malik, a journalism graduate who has also worked as a model, told the BBC she was moved to tears when she was offered the job,' tweeted another user.
ConTRANSulations to Maavia Malik on her new job! Hope she fulfills her dreams and keeps on being an activist ??— ComingOutChristine (@CJentoft) March 26, 2018
Another tweet read, 'ConTRANSulations to Maavia Malik on her new job! Hope she fulfils her dreams and keeps on being an activist'
may she be blessed and have a prosperous career— ?? (@elfqunari) March 26, 2018
Transgender people in Pakistan often struggle to find employment, with many forced into begging, dancing or prostitution. (ANI)