This after getting gender reassignment surgery right there in Pakistan ... presumably the surgery was legal? In Iran, as referenced in the film above, the government even helps pay for the surgery (after which the persecution continues according to normal procedure ...).
Check the link in Jamie's post for a photo of the husband ... they sent him off to a WOMEN's prison. Brilliant. Sigh.
Truthfully, though, we're not much more enlightened on transgender issues here in the good old US of A ... had a radio talk show on earlier because they were discussing the Girl Scouts allowing Lesbian leaders ... a caller started a discussion about transgender people too, and one of the guests on the show sneered that he could "just claim to be a woman," for example, to get lower car insurance rates, and how fair would that be? Jerk. Tell you what, get the surgery and we'll talk premiums, ok?
Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe