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US Consul General Lahore William K. Makaneole visits Sargodha

11:47 AM | 16 Dec, 2022
US Consul General Lahore William K. Makaneole visits Sargodha
Source: US Consul General Lahore William K. Makaneole

SARGODHA - US Consulate General Lahore William K. Makaneole visited Punjab's Sargodha district here on Thursday. 

During his two days visit, he underscored the US Government’s commitment to the people of Pakistan through economic development, exchange programs, and cultural preservation programs which have strengthened U.S.-Pakistan bilateral relations over the past 75 years.

 During the visit to the Sargodha Chamber of Commerce, he met with members of the and toured the National Orange Factory to discuss the further strengthening of economic ties between the US and Pakistan.

He said the United States is Pakistan’s largest export market and American companies have been leading investors in Pakistan for the past 20 years. In the past year alone, U.S. investment in Pakistan increased by over 50 per cent, reaching its highest level in over a decade.

The Consul General also planted a tree at the Sargodha Botanical Garden and applauded the domestic initiatives Pakistan is pursuing – the Clean Green Pakistan Movement. Mr Makaneole stated, ‘Clean energy is critical to fighting the impact of climate change. During our 75 years of partnership, the US has always stood by Pakistan.”

He emphasized that the United States is continuing this strong tradition, having thus far contributed more than $95 million in cash, food, health, security, disaster preparedness, and capacity building in response to the devastating flooding.

At the University of Sargodha, Consul General Makaneole visited the local Lincoln Corner, the oldest in Punjab. These Corners provide students and the local community with a multi-media resource center for interaction with expert speakers, taking part in STEM activities, practising English language skills, and learning about the United States.

Meeting with members of the North Punjab Chapter of the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network, Mr Makaneole praised them for the passion they bring to their communities and the bilateral relationship. Mr Makaneole also met with Commissioner Sargodha Maryam Khan and thanked her for their hospitality during the trip.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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