KARACHI - Around 70% of teachers in Pakistan’s primary and secondary education are female. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Pakistan needs to increase the growth rate of primary school teachers by 50% to achieve the goal of universal primary education by 2030.
On International Women's Day, English Biscuits Manufacture (EBM) released a deeply moving film paying tribute to the incredible female teachers who tirelessly work to build a better future for Pakistan. The film highlighted the immeasurable impact of these teachers, who not only impart knowledge but also instil values, ethics, and character in their students. With their nurturing and compassionate nature, teachers are the backbone of society and help shape the nation's future. The film served as a powerful reminder that educating women means educating entire generations, and we must continue to support and honour them.
To its credit, EBM is doing all it can to provide equitable opportunities to both boys and girls and as a policy only supports schools that have an equal representation of boys and girls. EBM has set up two school campuses for boys and girls in Swabi in collaboration with the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and the Rashid Memorial Welfare Organization project (RMWO), which will become operational in August 2023. In addition to that, EBM supports GCT’s network of schools both in Karachi and rural Sindh at 160+ remote locations with approximately 29,000 students.
They have also contributed towards the adoption of The Citizen Foundation (TCF) schools and the Adult Literacy Programme, referred to as TCF Agahi, which aims to impart basic literacy and numeracy skills to family members of TCF students. EBM is also working on different partnerships for teacher training programs that will be launched in the future.
Dr Zeelaf Munir, Managing Director & CEO of EBM, said, “The future of our country is linked to the future of women. By educating a woman, you are educating an entire generation. We, at EBM, believe that we will be able to make a true difference in the lives of millions only when we start educating our girls.
KARACHI – Pakistani rupee, which is facing blows in the open market, remained stable against the US dollar, in the inter-bank market on Wednesday.
The local currency moved slightly upward during the opening hours of trading in the inter-bank market. Before noon, PKR was hovering around 285.22, with a slight increase of Rs0.13.
As the situation remained under control in the interbank market, the rupee hits a fresh record low in the open market and was selling at 315 per dollar.
In a recent development, the IMF mission chief shared positive news, confirming that talks are underway with Pakistani authorities. The resumption of the IMF programme remains important for the crisis-hit country.
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Karachi||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Islamabad||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Peshawar||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Quetta||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Sialkot||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Attock||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Gujranwala||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Jehlum||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Multan||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Gujrat||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Nawabshah||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Chakwal||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Hyderabad||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Nowshehra||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Sargodha||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Faisalabad||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
|Mirpur||PKR 232,300||PKR 2,485|
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