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CG Grace Shelton celebrates 70 years of Pak-U.S. friendship with students


KARACHI:   Grace Shelton, Consul General of US here, joined some 400 Pakistani students and teachers at the Marriott Hotel here today to celebrate the 70 years of enduring and mutually supportive Pak-US partnership.

The students and teachers came from schools that participate in the US-supported after-school English Access program, which teaches English language and other communication and leadership skills to school-age children. 

Grace Shelton said: “Yesterday, Pakistan celebrated 70 years of independence, and I am incredibly excited to join so many young Pakistanis today to celebrate 70 years of friendship and mutual support between our two great nations.

“It has been thrilling to listen to program alumni about how the English Access has helped them to succeed in their careers. 

I look forward to hearing about the great achievements of these 400 young people in Karachi and other English Access students throughout the region. That will make the next 70 years even brighter for Pakistan.”


PS: The English Access Micro-scholarship Program gives youth the opportunity to develop English language, communication, and leadership skills.  The program first began in Pakistan in 2004 and has reached over 13,000 Pakistani students.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.