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US Consul General Lahore highlights English as a way to build stronger rapport with countries around the globe

07:16 PM | 26 Oct, 2021
US Consul General Lahore highlights English as a way to build stronger rapport with countries around the globe

FAISALABAD – The U.S. Consul General in Lahore William K. Makaneole highlighted the importance of English language as a key to pursuing higher education and supporting the economic development of Pakistan.   

Consul General Makaneole welcomed 100 new students to the English Works! Program, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Islamabad in collaboration with the University of Education, Faisalabad campus.  He also congratulated another 150 students for successfully completing the English Access Microscholarship Program in partnership with the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. 

While talking to the students at the ceremonies held in Faisalabad, Consul General Makaneole said, “English language is the language of international communication.  It is one way to build a stronger rapport with other countries around the globe.”  He also highlighted the partnership and support of the University of Education and University of Agriculture.  Mr. Makaneole thanked the universities for their “dedication, hard work, and commitment” for making these programs a success.

English Works! (EW) is an intensive 6-month, 240-hour business English program for workforce development and skill enhancement for 17-25 year old students.  The goal of the program is to equip youth with practical life and occupational skills that can enhance their career prospects. The English Access Microscholarship Program is a two-year English language learning program for less privileged students 13-20 years old.  Over 25,000 students have graduated from U.S. State Department-funded English language programs across Pakistan.

Consul General Makaneole also visited the Lincoln Corner at the Government College University during his visit to Faisalabad and met with Vice Chancellor Dr. Shahid Kamal.  Mr. Makaneole thanked the Vice Chancellor for his support in making Lincoln Corner Faisalabad a success.  Lincoln Corners in Punjab are a partnership between the U.S. Consulate General Lahore and host institutions.  The Corners offer  information about the U.S., science and technology workshops, as well as programs on entrepreneurship, and American culture.

The  Lincoln Corners are a symbol of friendship between the people of Pakistan and the U.S.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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