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Harvard launches leadership course in Benazir Bhutto's name

Haider Ali 03:12 PM | 5 Dec, 2016
Harvard launches leadership course in Benazir Bhutto's name
LONDON - Classmates of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto have announced to start international leadership course in the name of the slain PPP leader at her alma mater, Harvard University.

The main aim of the course Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program (BBLP) will be to provide proper training and guidance to leaders from across the Muslim world. They will be granted a chance to connect and share their ideas about  Benazir Bhutto, who was the first Muslim female Prime Minister in the world.

The idea basically is to inculcate the democratic values and principles of slain PPP leader in the leaders so they could better bring about a valuable change as they return back home as they would be able to interact with advisers, influence holders, and Class of 1973 alumni.

The leadership program is part of a larger service organization called ClassACT,which stands for Class Achieving Change Together. An initiative of Harvard-Radcliffe Class of 1973.

Benazir's class fellow Peter Galbraith expressed that the course was destined to train world leaders for effective functioning of government.

"The goal is to prepare people who will be assuming leadership positions in these countries, It’s one thing to be a political leader. It’s another to be effective in government," he said.

A post on the Harvard Gazette read: The Bhutto program’s first event, an assembly titled “Leading in the Muslim World: What would Benazir Do Today?,” will be Monday at 9 a.m. at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Several members of the Class of ’73 are expected to speak, including Holly Weeks, an adjunct lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government; Leigh Hafrey, a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management; Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former lieutenant governor of Maryland; and Bahman Mossavar-Rahmani, president of United American Securities, Inc. Farzana Yaqoob, a minister for social welfare and women’s development in Pakistan.

Benazir Bhutto was a popular leader and chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples Party(PPP). She was daughter of PPP founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

During an election rally on December 27 in Rawalpindi, she was shot down by unknown assailants. Her death sent shock waves around the world as she was much connected with internal leaders.

Apart from Pakistan, she was equally popular in West owing to her liberal stance and firm attitude towards women empowerment and development.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.

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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 9, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.9 274.85
Euro EUR 294.7 297.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331 334.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.3 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.2 73.9
Australian Dollar AUD 191.3 193.7
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.35 740.35
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.16
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.63 175.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.53 723.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 298.06 300.56
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs193,700 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs166,070.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 193,700 PKR 2,350

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