Sarah Gill, Pakistan’s first transgender doctor and rights crusader, began her professional career with a house job at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical College on Tuesday (JPMC).
Sarah created headlines two weeks ago when she became the first transgender person to pass the professional MBBS test in the country’s history.
Sarah Gill visited JPMC Executive Director Shahid Rasool to get her job letter, according to a statement posted by the Chief Minister’s House.
Murad Ali Shah, the Chief Minister of Sindh, complimented Sarah on getting the letter and promised to take measures to assist transgender individuals with job possibilities in all sectors.
Sarah Gill received her intermediate education at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) school and Bahria College before finishing her MBBS at Jinnah Medical and Dental College (JMDC) in Karachi. She’s also involved with a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Pakistan that promotes the rights of transgender people.
Pakistan has made strides in recent years to empower its transgender community. The country permitted members of the group to register as transgender residents, and a special law approved in 2018 guaranteed their safety and prohibited discrimination against them.