Karachi: Consul General Grace Shelton handed over equipment and vehicles worth approximately Rs 7 million to Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Hyderabad, Khadim Hussain Rind, at the Hyderabad Women Protection Center earlier today. This support is part of the State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) funding to strengthen the Sindh Police’s initiative to establish dedicated women protection cells in Sindh and improve access to justice for women.
Speaking at the Center, Consul General Shelton said, “Access to justice is a universal right. We applaud the Sindh Government and the Sindh Police for their focus on protecting women’s rights in rural Sindh by opening these women protection cells. The United States hopes it can further assist and contribute to their success.”
Later in the day, the Consul General congratulated 50 English Works students at a graduation ceremony of the program in Hyderabad. These students were part of the six months long “English Works” program, funded through Mission Pakistan’s Regional English Language Programs Office. It is designed to enhance business communication skills – including professional-level English – to improve employment and educational prospects, and in many cases, their ability to support their families.
Ms. Grace Shelton, while speaking at the ceremony said, “The United States is proud to empower youth in Sindh by developing English skills. Today, it has been wonderful to hear how many of you have achieved successes through what you have learned in English Works. I am proud of you and wish you the best in further accomplishments.”
For more information about the U.S. Government’s support in the education realm in Pakistan, please click here: https://pk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/. Find out more about INL at: https://www.state.gov/j/inl/.
Contact: Sharlina Hussain-Morgan
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