Transgender told to leave district after being declared a ‘threat’ to peace in Kohat

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa cabinet has ordered the expulsion of a transgender dancer, Chahat, from district Kohat for being a ‘threat to law and order’. The orders were issued after Chahat was termed responsible for death of five persons during a wedding function. Reportedly, two parties wanted Chahat’s attention, but one of the parties became enraged seeing Chahat spend too much time with the other.

An exchange of fire subsequently erupted, that left five dead and three others injured. Locals claimed this was far from an isolated incident, as some 19 people in total have died in similar circumstances at several weddings. According to them, Chahat had been invited to dance at all of them.

Source: Express Tribune