Kristin K. Hawkins assumes charge as new US Consul General in Lahore

12:42 PM | 25 Aug, 2023
Kristin K. Hawkins assumes charge as new US Consul General in Lahore

LAHORE - Kristin K. Hawkins assumed her position as the new United States Consul General in Lahore today. Ms. Hawkins succeeds Mr. William K. Makaneole in the role.

“I look forward to meeting and working with the people in Punjab Province to strengthen the longstanding partnership between the United States and Pakistan,” Ms Hawkins said.

 “There are many opportunities for us to jointly advance our two countries’ shared interests, including by strengthening economic ties, addressing shared climate and environmental challenges through the U.S.-Pakistan ‘Green Alliance’ framework, and expanding our people-to-people connections.”

Ms. Hawkins, the 34th U.S. Consul General in Lahore, is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service and most recently served as the Coordinator for Economic and Development Assistance at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. In that role, she oversaw efforts relating to planning and implementing U.S. civilian assistance programs in Pakistan. 

Ms. Hawkins also previously worked in Pakistan from 2015 to 2017 in the U.S. Embassy's Public Diplomacy Section, where she managed academic and professional exchange programs and coordinated media engagements.

Her other prior assignments in the US Department of State include Senior Georgia Desk Officer in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in Washington; Deputy Spokesperson in Kyiv, Ukraine; Political Officer and Front Office Staff Assistant in Moscow, Russia; and Consular Officer in Kingston, Jamaica.   

Ms. Hawkins is from Virginia and has a bachelor's degree in foreign affairs and economics from the University of Virginia.  She speaks Russian and has studied Ukrainian and French.

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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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