US Consulate General Lahore opens pathways to global markets for Pakistani students

01:46 PM | 2 Oct, 2021
US Consulate General Lahore opens pathways to global markets for Pakistani students

LAHORE – The US Consul General in Lahore William K. Makaneole welcomed 214 students from Lahore, Gujranwala, and Sialkot to the English Works! program, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Islamabad in collaboration with the Lahore Institute of Future Education (LIFE). Consul General Makaneoleprovideddigital tablets to all teachers and students in the program to facilitate online learning. 

Since the English Works! Program began, 2,560 students have graduated, with 1,264 students in 12 cities across Pakistan are currently enrolled in the program. At present, the U.S. Mission in Pakistan sponsors English Works! at four sites in Punjab:  Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, and Sialkot.

English Works! (EW) is an intensive 6-month, 240-hour business English program for workforce development and skill enhancement for 17–25-year-old students. The overall goal of the program is to equip youth with practical life and occupational skills that can enhance their career prospects. This program provides English, digital literacy, leadership, critical thinking, cross-cultural, civic engagement, and entrepreneurial and vocational skills to young aspiring professionals to increase future employability and financial independence. Over 16,000 students have graduated from US State Department-funded English language programs across Pakistan.

At the Opening Ceremony, Consul General Makaneole said, “These skills will help all the students here succeed in their studies, work, and life.” He also thanked the Lahore Institute of Future Education for their partnership and support. Mr. Makaneole added, “These skills will empower you to support economic prosperity and become community leaders who contribute to building a prosperous, proud, and peaceful Pakistan.” 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 2 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 2, 2024 (Saturday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 2, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 27.13 27.43
Swedish Korona SEK 314.07 316.57
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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