LAHORE - Principal Officer US Consulate Lahore, Bryan D Hunt has emphasised the need for better English communication skills in the contemporary world. He was speaking to the graduates and faculty of English Access Micro-scholarship programme here Thursday at Alhamra Hall, on the occasion of their graduation ceremony. The US diplomat said that graduates of this program with enhanced English language skills were now better equipped to get admission to the Pakistani universities and in the future, participate in a job market which valued communication skills. The US Consulate Lahore and Care Foundation had jointly organised the ceremony held at the conclusion of English Access and Micro-scholarship programme. Asma Nisar, the organiser, in her speech, laid greater emphasis on the importance of English language and its communication. She said the US Consulate started the programme four years ago aiming to eliminate the language barriers. She also congratulated all the graduates. Groups of students from different centres under the Care Foundation performed skits, monologue and mimes. Trustee Care Foundation Mrs Seema Aziz appreciated the phenomenal performance of the students. She told the audience that her organisation was planning to establish five more centres for an access to English language. Saira Hameed and Farah Waheed alumni of graduation programme also shared their experience of education. "English is a language of our struggle and freedom and education should be for all", they observed. It is to be noted that first access programme in Pakistan was started in 2004 with the two years grant of $ 150,000 to the Lahore based NGO, Cooperation for Advancement, Rehabilitation and Education (CARE) Foundation. Bryan Hunt gave certificates to 600 graduates of the English Access Micro-scholarship programme-Hibba-tun-Nasir, Aqsa Ashraf Awan, Rabia Abid. PU VC appoints dy registrar, treasurer Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has approved the recommendations of the Special Selection Committee made in its meeting held here the other day and appointed Deputy Registrars/Deputy Treasurer. A notification has been issued in this regard. Under the notification, Deputy Registrar Muhammad Iqbal Mirza has been appointed as Deputy Registrar (Admin-I), Deputy Registrar Ch Muhammad Siddiq as Deputy Registrar (Admin-II), Deputy Registrar Rana Abdul Saleem Khan as Deputy Registrar (Acad), Deputy Registrar Muhammad Amir Khan as Deputy Registrar (Admin-I) and Deputy Treasurer Bootay Khan as Deputy Treasurer (Audit).