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100 DG Khan students graduate from US-funded English Access program

10:09 PM | 5 May, 2021
100 DG Khan students graduate from US-funded English Access program

DERA GHAZI KHAN – One hundred students virtually celebrated their graduation from English Access, a program managed by the University of Education and funded by the US Consulate General in Lahore, at Dera Ghazi Khan.

The English Access Micro-scholarship Program (Access) provides a foundation of English language skills to non-elite, 13-20 year old students through afterschool classes and intensive learning activities.

 Access students gain an appreciation for democratic values, increase their ability to participate successfully in the socio-economic development of their country, and gain the ability to compete for future U.S. exchange and study programs.

Access includes activities related to U.S. and Pakistani culture, the development of information technology skills, as well as leadership and community service. A selected number of Access students have had the opportunity to participate in short exchange programs in the United States.

Over 22,000 students have graduated from Access programs across Pakistan since 2004. The US Department of State currently supports Access Programs in 85 countries around the world. There are five Access programs currently run by different universities and non-governmental organizations across the Punjab.

US Consul General Lahore Catherine Rodriguez congratulated the students on their achievement and guided them with regards to the importance of pursuing higher education and how English language skills can open doors to opportunities in education, science and business.

“This program will empower you all to fully participate in the economic development of Pakistan in coming years,” said Consul General Rodriguez.

The Consul General also pointed out that Access alumni are considered alumni of the U.S. government exchange programs and welcomed the students to join the U.S. – Pakistan Alumni Network (PUAN). She encouraged the alumni to be active through PUAN and to remain engaged with University of Education and the US Consulate General in Lahore.

The US Consulate General in Lahore has been working with the University of Education since 2018 for implementing English language programs. In 2019, three teachers from this program were selected to participate in an exchange program to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

CG Rodriguez thanked the students and their parents for their dedication and hard work, praising the committmint of University of Education and the support of the management. She encouraged the students to continue learning English and pursue their dreams.

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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 5, 2023 (Sunday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 280.9 284.25
Euro EUR 299 302
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335 338
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 192 194
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.72
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,300 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,010.

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 205,300 PKR 2,360
Karachi PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Islamabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Peshawar PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Quetta PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sialkot PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Attock PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujranwala PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Jehlum PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Multan PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Bahawalpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujrat PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nawabshah PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Chakwal PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Hyderabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nowshehra PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sargodha PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Faisalabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Mirpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360

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