Transgender activist shot in Pakistan dies at hospital


Alisha was shifted to a female ward but then patients there had a problem with her being transgender.A 23-year old Pakistani transgender activist, who was shot at 8 times, died in a hospital in Peshawar after staff couldn’t decided whether to put her in a male or female ward.According to a report, the activist, called Alisha, was brought to Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, in an extremely critical condition and needed emergency surgery, following the attack on her in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday night. She later succumbed to her injuries.The staff at the hospital has been accused of negligence, failing to give her the necessary medical attention required to save her life.Alisha was the district coordinator of Trans Action Alliance (TAA)- a transgender advocacy group, members of which have written a series of posts on facebook documenting the alleged mistreatment.’After we protested, Alisha was shifted to a female ward but then female patients had a problem with her being transgender,’ they wrote, around four hours after the attack.

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