USAID Celebrates Pakistan’s Teachers on World Teachers’ Day

Haider Ali 11:11 AM | 6 Oct, 2016
USAID Celebrates Pakistan’s Teachers on World Teachers’ Day
ISLAMABAD - The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated World Teachers’ Day.

In Pakistan, the day is known as ‘Salam Teachers’ Day’, which fosters awareness, understanding, and appreciation for the vital contribution teachers make to education and development.

As a part of this year’s celebration, USAID, in collaboration with Higher Education Commission, paid tribute to teachers, course writers, and recent graduates from teacher education institutions by awarding certificates, books, and tablet computers.

Additional Secretary for Federal Education and Professional Training. Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik, Chairman of the Higher Education Commission Dr. Ahmed Mukhtar, and USAID Mission Director John Groarke joined Vice Chancellors from several universities, representatives from federal and provincial departments of education, teachers and students were present at a ceremony in Islamabad.

“Caring well-trained teachers are critical to the future of Pakistan,” stressed USAID Mission Director John Groarke. “Our priority is to train a new generation of teachers, capable of helping students across Pakistan reach their full potential.”

Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik, Addition Secretary, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, lauded the efforts of the United States Government in assisting Pakistan to improve the overall quality of teaching standards through professional development.

The USAID-funded Pakistan Reading Project is designed to support federal and provincial departments of education to improve the reading skills of Pakistani primary school children across the country.

The project provides reading instructional materials to classrooms, training teachers in new reading instruction techniques, and encouraging schools to dedicate more classroom time for reading.

The Pakistan Reading Project also provides small grants to local civil society organizations and community leaders to create a culture of reading and to improve reading skills among girls. Through this project, USAID has trained more than 20,000 teachers with instructional techniques. To date, more than 400,000 primary school children have received reading intervention in public schools across Pakistan.

–Press Release

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on May 29, 2023

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 May 29, 2023 (Monday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 307.9 311.15
Euro EUR 330 333
UK Pound Sterling GBP 381 384.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.6 85.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.6 83.4
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 762.21 770.21
Canadian Dollar CAD 225.5 227.5
China Yuan CNY 40.6 41
Danish Krone DKK 41.39 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.6 36.95
Indian Rupee INR 3.47 3.58
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.20
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 932.2 941.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.42 63.02
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.98 178.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.14 26.44
Omani Riyal OMR 744.58 752.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.73 79.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 215 217
Swedish Korona SEK 26.73 27.03
Swiss Franc CHF 316.34 318.84
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 29 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,800 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs202,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 235,800 PKR 2,505
Karachi PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Islamabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Peshawar PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Quetta PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Sialkot PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Attock PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Gujranwala PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Jehlum PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Multan PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Bahawalpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Gujrat PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Nawabshah PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Chakwal PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Hyderabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Nowshehra PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Sargodha PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Faisalabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Mirpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505


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