Yashma Gill shares two cents on 'gold diggers', stereotypical representation of women

Noor Fatima 11:00 PM | 28 Mar, 2023
Yashma Gill shares two cents on 'gold diggers', stereotypical representation of women
Source: Yashma Gill (Instagram)

Ingrained misogyny and agents of patriarchy will disregard women in multiple ways in South Asian nations, and the West is no saint. However, the South Asian diaspora has yet to spend centuries before they could budge to the point where change sees the light of the day.

While women are subjected to a plethora of pejorative terms, 'gold digger' tends to stand out that shows society's blatant ignorance and the male gender's inability to ubiquitously assimilate the fact that times have changed and women are independent financially.

Having carved herself a niche in the Pakistani entertainment industry with her impeccable acting skills, Yashma Gill calls a spade a spade when it comes to holding accountable the people who degrade women. The Pyar Ke Sadqay famed actress is quite supportive when it comes to women and uses her platform to preach equality and equity.

The Ghar Titli Ka Par starlet recently made an appearance on Pakistani YouTuber and podcaster Nadir Ali's show. During the interview, Gill discussed the heavily misconstrued idea of women being stereotyped as gold diggers. Not only that, the Khatakaar star also highlighted the importance of financial independence, especially for women.

At one point during the interview, Ali suggests, "A man's ugliness is considered to be an empty pocket. If he's broke, no matter how great he may look, he comes across as bad. He must earn."

The actress chimed in stating, "I don't want to take names, but if you look around us for examples of people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, there are many examples where women are more successful than their husbands. But they are married, and they're love marriages."

"In this field?" asked Ali.

"I won't take names," she said. "They can be in the field, I'm also talking about outside examples. I don't think this statement is right where we label women as gold diggers, I don't think so."

"Really?" asks Ali. "The heart wants what it wants," she says.

"It's a famous saying that the man earns and gives to the woman, but if the woman earns, she says she doesn't need a man. It is famous saying that women have this kind of mentality," Ali said.

"I think this is being confused with when a woman is independent, she is no longer helpless,” the Alif star clarified.

“She can take a stand for herself. She can say at home that she is not a burden on her family, and she won't just marry anyone. Or, if she's in an abusive relationship, she can take a stand for herself there. She knows she can take care of herself," Gill added.

"I think the independence of girls and women is their strength and power. It's not that they don't need men. Everyone needs companionship," the Ki Jaana Main Kaun star added.

"Exactly," seconded the host.

"Take Hazrat Adam and Havva - it's a natural thing,” she continued, "Everyone needs companionship. However, there must be compatibility, respect and a lot of other things." 

On the work front, Gill was recently seen in Phaans, Mujhe Khuda Pay Yaqeen Hai, Azmaish, Bebaak and Ishq Munafiq.


Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 6, 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 June 06, 2023 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 304.9 308.15
Euro EUR 322 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 377 381
U.A.E Dirham AED 83.5 84.5
Saudi Riyal SAR 80.5 81.5
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.82 766.80
Canadian Dollar CAD 226 230
China Yuan CNY 40.28 40.68
Danish Krone DKK 41.03 41.43
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.4 36.75
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.57
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.2 934.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.88 26.18
Omani Riyal OMR 742.38 750.38
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.38 79.08
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 313.87 316.37
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 6, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

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.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125


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