On International Women’s Day, the annual Aurat March was held across Pakistan to celebrate womanhood and raise awareness about women’s rights. However, the rally turned violent in Islamabad as the police clashed with the participants. The police reportedly beat attendees with batons and tried to stop the rally. The women at the march alleged that the police had attempted to prevent the rally. During the event, the participants chanted slogans for women’s rights and were joined by transgender people, whom the police stopped to question. The fight outside the Islamabad Press Club resulted in injuries to several people, including a woman reporter and a cameraman from a local news channel. Federal Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman also participated in the rally and condemned the violence that broke out. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) deplored the use of force by the Islamabad police against citizens at the Aurat Azadi March and expressed concern about reports of religious organizations hindering women’s participation. The Aurat March was also organized in Ghotki, where the participants shouted slogans for women’s rights and vowed to continue fighting as long as women are getting killed.