International Women’s Day being observed today with innovation, tech for gender equality in focus

Web Desk 09:11 AM | 8 Mar, 2023
International Women’s Day being observed today with innovation, tech for gender equality in focus
Source: AuratMarchKarachi/Facebook

LAHORE – International Women’s Day is being observed in Pakistan on Wednesday like parts of the world with the basic aim to promote gender equality and celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

The IWD is globally celebrated every year on March 8 with diverse themes, and this year's international theme focused on ‘Embrace Equity’ which separates equality and equity, stressing that most times women do not require equal treatment but equitable treatment.

In Pakistan, the theme is the digital inclusion of marginalized women in male-dominated spaces and societies which is aimed at bringing women into technology, to achieve the greater potential for innovations that meet women’s needs and promote gender equality.

The day will be observed by holding marches, rallies, seminars, conferences, and events to highlight the role of women across the fifth most populated nation. The most noteworthy of these events will be the Aurat March 2023, which will be held in several cities.

Aurat March, however, has its own manifesto with the Karachi chapter focusing on wages, security, and peace; Lahore on reimagining justice; Multan on reimagining the education system and Islamabad on justice, security, and freedom.

Held everywhere in South Asian nation in cities Aurat March is one of the most talked-about times of the year although, there is a slight change in Karachi this time.

The organizations have decided to change the date for a number of reasons. Reschedule to take place on March 12, Sunday, the authorities organizing the mega event wished to accommodate working-class women as March 08 will be a working day, and emphasized that women should not "experience the distress of losing out on a day of wages."

President Alvi, PM Shehbaz stress need to empower women for development

Pakistan's top civil leaders emphasized the need to empower women for the development of society. In their separate messages on International Women's Day, Prime Minister and President called for increasing participation of women from all walks of life.

President Dr Arif Alvi said the nation needs to increase women's access to technology and digital literacy programs, especially in remote areas. He further stressed on support to women entrepreneurs and business owners to make them financially independent.  

In his message, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said International Women's Day is the day to recognize the key role of women in society and their contribution to the evolution of human civilization. Development of human society is not possible without the constructive role of women, the premier added.

Islam granted equal rights to women 14 hundred years ago, PM said as he emphasised entire society to work together to ensure more empowerment, protection and fair rights for women.

Web Desk
Web Desk

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar as IMF talks underway

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar as the market is looking for direction amid Pakistan’s ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Amid the economic uncertainty, the local currency remained unchanged against the greenback, moving up 0.01 percent during the opening hours of trading. Before noon, PKR was hovering at 285.40 in the interbank.

In contrast to the inter-bank, the dollar continued its upward trajectory in the open market and is reportedly available at Rs315, as the gap between the official rate and open market rate is Rs30 per dollar.

As the money market is waiting for a positive development from the economic front, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Pakistan said they continued engagement with Islamabad focusing on the restoration of foreign exchange proper market functioning, with special on the upcoming budget.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 30 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,510.   

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 232,700 PKR 2,500
Karachi PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Islamabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Peshawar PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Quetta PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sialkot PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Attock PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujranwala PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Jehlum PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Multan PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Bahawalpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujrat PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nawabshah PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Chakwal PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Hyderabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nowshehra PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sargodha PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Faisalabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Mirpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500


Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Sign up for Newsletter