Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Monday issued driving licences to 15 transgender persons.

The licenses were issued to transgender persons at a ceremony held in Peshawar where SSP Traffic Yasir Khan Afridi distributed the licences among them.

Speaking at the occasion, the SSP briefed the audience that 300 transgenders had applied for driving licences.

In the first phase, 15 of them were given licences to drive whereas the rest of the applications would be processed gradually, he added.

After getting the first ever driving licence issued to a transgender person in KP, Farzana said that this development will pave ways for transgenders to earn a respectable livelihood.