Nisha Rao, 28, a transgender woman who became country's first practicing lawyer, listens to one of her clients at office in Karachi, Pakistan November 23, 2020. Lawyer Nisha Rao maneuvers among the throng of black-coated attorneys clustered near Karachi's city courts searching for her client. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Nisha Rao, 28, a transgender woman who became country's first practicing lawyer, works at her office in Karachi, Pakistan November 18, 2020. Life is hard for transgender persons in Pakistan, where the Supreme Court only allowed them to claim a third gender on their national identity cards in 2009. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Nisha Rao, 28, a transgender woman who became country's first practicing lawyer, talks with her colleagues at district City Court in Karachi, Pakistan November 23, 2020. Rao also ended up begging on the streets after running away from her middle class home in the eastern city of Lahore when she was 18 with two other transgender persons. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Nisha Rao, 28, a transgender woman who became country's first practicing lawyer, shares a moment with her colleague at the district City Court in Karachi, Pakistan November 23, 2020. But Rao, 28, is not just another lawyer running for a meeting. As Pakistan's first transgender lawyer, she has carved a path from the streets to the courtroom and her example is inspiring other transgender people in the conservative Islamic Republic. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Nisha Rao, 28, a transgender woman who became country's first practicing lawyer, poses for a selfie along with her colleagues, at the district City Court in Karachi, Pakistan November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Nisha Rao, 28, a transgender woman who became country's first practicing lawyer, boards a cab in Karachi, Pakistan November 18, 2020. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro