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Meet Marvia Malik, Pakistan’s first transgender news anchor

Marvia Malik, at the Kohenoor television studio, in Lahore, Pakistan. Picture taken March 25, 2018/Thomson Reuters Foundation/Zile Huma

By: Keerthi Mohan

A local news channel in Pakistan has made history by employing a transgender person as a news anchor. Meet Marvia Malik, an employee with Kohenoor TV who made her national television appearance on March 23. Malik is clearly ecstatic to have landed her dream job, but her journey has not been an easy one. Even though she held a degree in journalism, she had to face the same difficulties as those from her community who beg or dance on the streets, Malik told VOA News. Besides being socially ostracized, the 21-year-old was also denied any support from her family. “My family…

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