Punjab minister Ijaz Augustine attends workshop on transgender community’s rights 

06:42 PM | 29 Dec, 2021
Punjab minister Ijaz Augustine attends workshop on transgender community’s rights 

LAHORE – Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine has said that Punjab government has proactively worked on registration of transgender persons, affirmative action to mainstream transgender persons need to be made in order to dignify their status in the society as all human beings are born free and equal dignity and rights. 

 He said that in the first time of the history of Pakistan, Government of Punjab was working on initiatives for transgender community included birth registration, ensure registration with NADRA, comprehensive law to include transgender persons as aggrieved or victims in cases of violence against them and ensuring inheritance rights of the transgender persons. 

These views expressed by provincial minister HR&MA Ijaz Alam Augustine in a workshop, the workshop was organized by the Department of Human Rights in association with Faces of Pakistan and Saathi Foundation at a private hotel in Lahore to protect rights of transgender community. Protection of Rights Act 2018, problem identification, analysis and assessment of severity, sexual identification and fundamental rights, advocacy and lobbying skills and issues of data collection discussed in workshop. 

The trainer covered in detail topics such as, analyzing and formulating action plans, analysis of national and international laws, introduction and use of mobile application developed for reporting incidents of abuse, introduction of gender and concepts of gender identity. Head of Faces of Pakistan Javed William briefed to the minister about the introduction and use of the mobile application developed for reporting incidents of abuse etc. He told the provincial minister that according to the 2017 census, the number of eunuchs in Pakistan is 10,418 out of which 6,709 live in Punjab alone whereas according to experts the actual number of eunuchs is much higher but due to social pressure and fear not registered.

Due to which eunuchs are forced to hide their true gender identity and unable to avail the benefits of schemes introduced by the government while in the record of NADRA only 5626 persons have registered themselves as eunuchs. He suggested that the government and social development organizations have a responsibility to make joint and coordinated efforts for the dignified general acceptance and social encouragement of eunuchs in the society. 

The provincial minister informed the participants that a bill of protection of rights of transgender community going to table in Punjab Assembly. 

He appreciated the efforts of faces of Pakistan and Saathi to raise the voice of the eunuch community's identity card, social, cultural and economic issues. The provincial minister also answered the questions of the participants and distributed certificates among the participants at the end of the training session.


Pakistani rupee sees marginal decline against US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, & Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.

Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.6  288.65 
Euro EUR 312  315 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 360  363
U.A.E Dirham AED 78.25  79
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77.25
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 750.11 758.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 914.36 923.36
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 320.1 322.6
Thai Bhat THB 8.01 8.16

Gold rates in Pakistan increase; Check today’s gold rates 30 November 2023

KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 30 November 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.

In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Karachi PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Islamabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Peshawar PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Quetta PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Sialkot PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Attock PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Gujranwala PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Jehlum PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Multan PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Bahawalpur PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Gujrat PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Nawabshah PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Chakwal PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Hyderabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Nowshehra PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Sargodha PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Faisalabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Mirpur PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675


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