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CM Maryam orders provision of packaged milk to students in schools

05:36 PM | 14 Mar, 2024
CM Maryam orders provision of packaged milk to students in schools

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has ordered the provision of packaged milk to students in the public schools across the province.

An important meeting was chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, during which a detailed briefing was given on reforms in school education. 

Maryam Nawaz approved the formation of the School Education Council, as well as the restructuring of the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board.

Maryam Nawaz also directed to revive the school assemblies in government schools. 

Additionally, she issued instructions to provide packaged milk to fulfill the nutritional needs of students. In this regard, the pilot project will commence in schools of Rajanpur district, where students will be provided with flavored milk through Engro Foods' cooperation. 

Maryam instructed to initiate a project for the provision of milk through private partnership throughout the province for students.

The chief minister expressed concern over the delay in providing textbooks to students by the Textbook and Curriculum Board and instructed to expedite the provision of syllabus books. She also called for a comprehensive plan to gradually transition schools across the province to solar energy.

Maryam Nawaz also reviewed the proposal to start afternoon classes and evening coaching centers in government schools and directed all possible measures to improve and standardize education in public schools. 

She emphasised that every child studying in government schools has the right to education of international standards.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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