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UK finally makes decision on ending Graduate Visa route: Details inside

06:07 PM | 25 May, 2024
UK finally makes decision on ending Graduate Visa route: Details inside

LONDON - The government of the United Kingdom has announced to retain the Graduate Visa route, putting an end to the rumors in this regard.

The government has now confirmed that it will retain the graduate visa route, which allows international students to work or look for work for two years after they graduate (or for three years for those on a PhD).

The confirmation came after rumors swirled on social media that the government might be doing away with the visa route.

The Home Office will, however, focus on regulating agents that recruit international students and introduce strict compliance standards for institutions recruiting them.

The government has confirmed that it would accept the findings of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), which had recommended that the graduate route should not be ended. It has been highlighted that the government would go after rogue agents recruiting international students.

It has been announced that universities that do not meet tougher compliance standards risk having their sponsor license revoked. In this regard, the varieties which accept international students who fail to pass visa checks, or enroll or complete their courses would face sanctions.

The government affirms that it would ensure only genuine students enter the visa system and hold universities accountable for their recruitment process. 

It is to be noted that the government has recently introduced multiple measures to discourage immigration, In this regard, the government has raised the minimum salary threshold for Skilled Worker Visas besides banning international students from bringing dependents to the country.

Canada and Australia have also introduced similar measures to discourage international students from coming to the country.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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