ED: M. M. ALAM
KARACHI: John Warner, the Acting Consul General of USA posted in the Metropolis welcomed 175 newly enrolled students to the six-month English Works Program here today.
Addressing the students on the occasion John Warner maintained: ““English is a tool that can help you build a better life for yourselves, your families, and your communities. This program will enhance your confidence and leadership skills, expand your understanding of democracy and volunteerism, and help you reach your full potential as future leaders of Pakistan. You are off to a great start and you should be proud of the hard work you are putting into this program.”
The program, funded through US Government’s Regional English Language Programs Office, focuses on enhancing business communication skills – including professional-level English – to improve students’ employment and educational prospects, and, in many cases, their ability to support their families. The program also introduces youth to American values, such as volunteerism, as well as cultural and religious pluralism.
The English Works program was launched to improve job-related English and practical skills among disadvantaged young people aged 17-25. Four hundred participants throughout Pakistan currently receive up to 12 hours of classroom instruction per week in English vocabulary, grammar, and writing for workplace environments. The program also includes seminars, workshops, and conferences on resume writing, job interviews, and workplace etiquette.
Consul General John Warner snapped addressing the students.
Posing for the lens!
Return collected fees in excess of Rs.8,50,000 within 15 days: CJ orders the medical colleges!
LAHORE: Passing the order in a suo motu case apropos exorbitant fees charged by medical colleges. SC here has ordered all the medical colleges in Pakistan to return collected fees in excess of Rs.850,000 within fifteen days to the students.
While stopping the FIA from harassing medical college officials CH Mian Saqib Nisar adjourned the case till next day warning that action would be taken against medical colleges not complying the court’s orders.
It is pertinent to mention here that by means of introduction of miscellaneous charges the private medical colleges had augmented the fees and also resorted to take donations at the time of admissions.
Paralympic sports is about challenging yourself to be your best: John Warner US CG
ED: M. M. ALAM
KARACHI: John Warner, Acting Consul General of USA posted in the Port City, has welcomed 70 differently-abled athletes as well as their parents and mentors from Para Sports Pakistan to the Consulate for a Paralympics Sports Diplomacy event here today.
The athletes participated in 7-a-side football, visually impaired cricket, and wheelchair tennis, along with American officers and Marines from the US Consulate.
This event is part of the Consulate’s series of sports diplomacy events, targeting traditionally disadvantaged groups who face various kinds of discrimination.
Speaking on the occasion Warner maintained: “Paralympic sport is about far more than just the sport. It’s not about winning – it’s about competing. It’s not about being the fastest or scoring the most points – it’s about being part of a team or challenging yourself to be your best.
“These athletes are demonstrating qualities that speak to all of us – not as athletes, but as humans. I am incredibly proud of these competitors – they are all winners.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the event was organized to mark the Paralympic 2018 games in progress in Pyeong Chang, Korea (March 9-18, 2018).
HEC is focusing on sports alongwith quality education: Javed Memon, Director
M. M. ALAM
KARACHI: Engineer Javed Memon, Regional Director HEC, while emphasizing on the importance of games held that HEC was not only focusing on equality education but also funding sports activities.
He was speaking at the opening ceremony of week-long All-Karachi Medical and Dental Colleges games here at Dow University of Health Science (DUHS)’s Ojha Gymnasium on Monday 12th March.
Conspicuous among others there was Vice Chancellor Prof. Muhammad Saeed Quraishy and a number of faculty members.