Published On : Tue, Mar 27th, 2018

In a historical move, news channel hires Pakistan’s first transgender news anchor

Lahore: In a historical move, a local Pakistani news channel has claimed to have hired Pakistan’s first transgender news anchor.

As per the reports the channel which hired the transgender anchor is called ‘Kohenoor News’.

For the first time in its 10 years, it relaunched on Friday with an elaborate ‘welcoming ceremony’, where it announced the hiring of the transgender news anchor Marvia Malik, a first in Pakistan media’s history.

A bachelors degree holder in journalism, Malik, was in news lately for walking the ramp at the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) Fashion Week in Lahore. According to reports, Malik has claimed to have read the basics of journalism and civics and has also done modelling. She has done intermediate from a boy’s college.


Malik now further wants to pursuer masters in arts degree in the field of journalism. Unlike fellow transgenders, she was always against the traditions that forced them to beg and dance on the streets. She was always clear in her mind regarding her ambitions.

Having faced abuses of all sorts, Malik, believes that her experiences only made her a stronger person.