20 February World Day of Social Justice “A call for Social Justice in Digital Economy”

03:52 PM | 20 Feb, 2021
20 February World Day of Social Justice “A call for Social Justice in Digital Economy”
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The popular contention that the rich get richer and the poor get the poorer appears to be largely based on fact particularly within the present global context. Social justice is a recent concept born of the struggles surrounding the industrial revolution and the advent of socialist. In today’s world, an enormous gap in the distribution of wealth, income and public benefits growing faster reflecting a general trend that is morally unfair politically unwise and economically unsound.

Injustice at the international level has produced a parallel increase in inequality between affluent and poor countries. Social justice means that everyone’s human rights are respected and protected.

Everyone has equal opportunities. Everyone has the right to spend their life happily in accordance with their mind while keeping in mind the human rights of others. Social justice depends on human rights and equity. Social Justice applies to all aspects of society including race and gender and tied with human rights. Racial inequality is one of the most common social justice issues in the world.

Social Justice tells the equal rights of everyone in the economy, politics and careers. It encompasses economic justice. Social Justice explains us getting equal health care treatment is our social right. We have equal right in education but due to financial conditions, some students having calibre cannot get higher education.

They sacrifice the field of their interest like if we talk about a pure science pre-medical student who wants to be a doctor but lack social justice in educational policies, limited seat criteria and a heavy amount per semester causes brainstorm and students commit suicides or take admission in other fields in which they don’t have any interest till the end of their degree meanwhile same with the engineers after their graduation they are not familiar with the practical field of work.

The point to be noted is that we are producing impassionate students in society having no spark to work hard in their field. The base is so rough so how can we imagine the productive and worthy work from the coming generation. In this digital generation, we need more justice equality policies and a learning framework so the upcoming youth can produce productive and innovative things in reality, copy-pasting in facial expressions and digital marketing is everywhere. To combat this we need to learn the technical things to progress in society so no one can harm us and we can grow with the flow.

The theme for world social justice day 20 Feb 2021 is “A call for Social Justice in the digital economy”. As above social justice provides human rights with fair context and equally, everyone can enjoy the rights of being a human. No one can suppress others on the basis of wealth status gender and colour discriminations. Lockdown has exposed the people earning through digital media and growing their digital economy through social media platforms. Social justice aims at everyone can generate economy through social media as this platform is for all to become a creator and earn.

The writer is a student of journalism at Punjab University, Lahore


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar remained stable and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 8 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.71
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan increase; Check out latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan increased as the yellow metal witnessed an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 8 December 2023

On Friday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,390.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,050 each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Friday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (8 December 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583


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