The LoI was signed by Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director, HEC and Rosemary Hilhorst, Country Director, British Council Pakistan. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, HEC, senior management of HEC and representatives of British Council also attended the ceremony.
Under the LoI, the two sides will expand collaborative endeavours in the areas of innovative and collaborative research; higher education leadership; quality assurance and standard setting; distance learning and new ways of delivery of higher education; international mobility; and, transnational education.
Speaking at the LoI signing ceremony, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed shared the background of strong academic relations between HEC and British Council. He said HEC values the friendly approach of British Council and recognises its endeavours to pave the way for academic collaboration between Pakistan and the United Kingdom. He asserted that the Pak-UK Knowledge Gateway will further strengthen the bilateral relations.
He said HEC will highlight the achievements made as an outcome of the HEC-British Council collaboration during the coming Going Global Conference. He underlined that the HEC-British Council partnership will soon serve as a bilateral assistance on a reciprocal basis.
The Chairman also shed light on two new initiatives of HEC including Citizen Engagement Programme and Change-Maker Programme. He said 22 higher education institutions have become a part of the Citizen Engagement Programme which aims at promoting a sense of civic and social responsibilities among students. He maintained that HEC will seek ideas from students on various themes every year under the Change-Maker Programme and will execute the best idea for the well-being of society.
In her remarks, Rosemary Hilhorst termed the LoI a strategic bridge to expand the scale of partnership.
The LoI is a signal of trust between HEC and British Council, she added. She noted that the Pak-UK Knowledge Gateway demonstrates a real partnership having lots of components. She observed that the rapidly changing world is posing new challenges ahead, which the two sides need to look at together.
She underscored that both the countries will benefit from expanded interaction between HEC and British Council. She said the British Council has chalked out an incredible expansion plan in terms of the award of scholarships, joint research, and faculty development.
Later, she presented the Chairman a book entitled, '70 Years, 70 Stories' denoting salient achievements of British Council during its operations in Pakistan for the last 70 years.
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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 February 03, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||333.31||333.61|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||34.19||34.54|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.25||175.25|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.
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 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Karachi||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Islamabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Peshawar||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Quetta||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Sialkot||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Attock||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Gujranwala||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Jehlum||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Multan||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Gujrat||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Nawabshah||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Chakwal||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Hyderabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Nowshehra||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Sargodha||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Faisalabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Mirpur||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|