Punjab inks agreement with Canada for employment of young workers

02:29 PM | 20 Jan, 2024
Punjab inks agreement with Canada for employment of young workers

LAHORE - The Punjab government will now be sending more workers to Canada for employment as an agreement has been reached in this regard. 

The agreement- which is informal as of now - was reached during a meeting between Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab, Mohsin Naqvi, and Canadian High Commissioner Leslie Scanlon.

In a meeting on Thursday, Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi highlighted that the informal agreement opens the door for Pakistani youngsters to explore enhanced employment opportunities in Canada - a country that is being increasingly preferred by the young lot due to a better standard of living.

Apart from employment opportunities, the dignitaries also discussed issues of bilateral importance like environmental protection. 

Commenting on the agreement, the chief minister said the agreement signifies not just economic cooperation but also underscores the mutual commitment to addressing environmental concerns, particularly in Lahore.

The discussion related to the environment was constructive considering that Punjab's capital, Lahore is facing an onslaught of dense fog and smog which is making it quite difficult even to breathe.

The smog has forced citizens to stay indoors and has also led to disruption of education as educational institutes are unable to welcome children in large numbers due to environmental concerns and viral infections. 

As far as the details regarding employment opportunities in Canada for the youth of Punjab are concerned, no further details were shared officially but it is expected that the modalities in this regard would be finalized soon.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) 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.

Forex Rates 

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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