US Consul General Catherine applauds Multan graduates of English learning program

05:18 PM | 17 Mar, 2021
US Consul General Catherine applauds Multan graduates of English learning program

MULTAN – US Consul General to Lahore Catherine Rodriguez congratulated 250 students on successful completion of the US State Department-funded two-year English Access Microscholarship English learning Program in Multan.

She appreciated the hard work of the teachers, dedication of the students, and cooperation of their parents.

During the virtual graduation event, the students shared their success stories, recited their poetry, and sang a song.

In her virtual address to the graduation event, Consul General Rodriguez said, “congratulations, students, on reaching this milestone in your educational journey. We know that you worked many extra hours each week to attend classes, practice at home, and collaborate with your classmates. Thank you to your families for their support of your studies, too.”

Thanking the partners, the Consul General said, “I would like to give a special “Bohat Shukriya” to our implementing partner, the Education for Skill Development Association (ESDA), CEO Mr. Hammad Haseeb and to Mr. Fahad Khan, the English Access Manager , for your dedication to our shared goals of increase English-language education. 

She observed in the Punjab, the U.S. Mission to Pakistan has sponsored five English Access sites in Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Der Ghazi Khan, and Multan. “In these programs, our partners help young adults not only to learn English, but also to learn about the similarities and differences between Pakistani and American culture, society, art, music, and traditions. The Access program is a platform for engagement between students, women entrepreneurs, different U.S. exchange programs alumni, emerging leaders in Pakistan, and U.S. diplomats, students, and experts.”

She added, “we know that English language proficiency can open doors to more opportunities for young adults. It’s a pathway to higher education, to studying science, and conducting business on a national, regional, and global market level.  It is one way to help build a stronger rapport with other countries around the globe.”

She said that strong English skills are essential to take advantage of our many exchange programs offered through the Consulate such as Fulbright and Study of the U.S. Institutes.  We are eager to see more Pakistanis take part in our people-to-people exchanges.

The Access Microscholarship Program is for economically disadvantaged students aged 13 to 20 years. So far approximately 22,000 students have graduated from this program in Pakistan.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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