Sindh Government launches women-only pink bus in Karachi

Web Desk 09:10 PM | 2 Feb, 2023
Sindh Government launches women-only pink bus in Karachi
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On Wednesday, Frere Hall in Karachi glowed with joy and festivity as the Sindh Transport Department proudly unveiled its exclusive pink bus service, dedicated solely to women.

The service is a symbol of progress and empowerment, allowing women to travel in comfort and safety. With the introduction of this initiative, women in the city can now journey with confidence and freedom. This new service is a milestone in the city's journey towards gender equality and will be beneficial to the female population of Karachi.

The ceremony was filled with excitement as people expressed their joy at the launch of the initiative. Women expressed their gratitude to the provincial government for taking this much-needed step in order to ensure their safety and facilitate their travel. 

Provincial lawmakers Sharmila Farooqui, Marvi Rashidi, and Sadia Javed attended the ceremony, joined by renowned filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, architect Marvi Mazhar, TV anchors Madiha Naqvi, Najia Mir, Rabia Anam, actor Ushna Shah, and many other illustrious guests. This was an occasion that truly celebrated the extraordinary achievements of these remarkable women.

Memon announced that four pink buses will be operating on the city's first route, with buses running every twenty minutes during the morning and evening rush hours. For the rest of the day, the buses will operate after every hour. This new public transportation system is expected to significantly reduce travel time and provide more convenience to commuters. The government also plans to introduce more pink buses in the coming months to meet the growing demand.

Every pink bus has a total capacity of 50 passengers, with 24 seats available and two reserved for those with special needs. This means that every bus has enough space for all passengers to travel safely and comfortably. Additionally, the two reserved seats ensure that passengers with special needs are not excluded from access to public transportation.

With this service, the Sindh government is hoping to encourage more women to use public transport and travel with ease and confidence. The government is also making sure that the buses are well-maintained and provide a comfortable ride for the passengers. This project is a positive step towards increasing women's participation in public spaces and creating a safe environment for them.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on April 01, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on April 01 , 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 77.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.5 76.5
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 754.25 762.25
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.16 41.56
Danish Krone DKK 41.49 41.89
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.25 2.3
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 924.86 933.86
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.14 64.73
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.37 178.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.16 27.46
Omani Riyal OMR 736.57 144.51
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR


Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 27.35 27.65
Swiss Franc CHF 310.26


Thai Bhat THB 8.29 8.44

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 01 April 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 209,000 on Saturday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs179,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Karachi PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Islamabad PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Peshawar PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Quetta PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Sialkot PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Attock PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Gujranwala PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Jehlum PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Multan PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Bahawalpur PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Gujrat PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Nawabshah PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Chakwal PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Hyderabad PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Nowshehra PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Sargodha PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Faisalabad PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525
Mirpur PKR 209,000 PKR 2,525


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