On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

05/12/2021 06:02 PM EDT   Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State I extend my warmest wishes to all Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating Eid al-Fitr. On this Eid al-Fitr, we reflect on the values of charity, community, cooperation, and compassion, and, in the face of a global pandemic, we honor ... Read More»

United States Welcomes COVAX Delivery to Pakistan

By Chargé d’affaires Angela P. Aggeler U.S. Embassy Pakistan The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the world.  No country has been unaffected or untouched, including the United States and Pakistan.  As partners, we have worked together both bilaterally and through the multilateral Global Health Security Agenda, for more than a year to fight this pandemic and prevent its spread.  With the arrival of 1.2 million doses of the COVID-19 ... Read More»

THE UNITED STATES WELCOMES THE ARRIVAL OF 1.2 MILLION COVID-19 VACCINES FROM COVAX

ISLAMABAD (May 8, 2021) — The United States Government welcomes the successful arrival in Pakistan of 1.2 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which landed at Islamabad International Airport today.   This vaccine shipment was made possible through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The United States contributed ... Read More»

UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN LAUNCH PILOT PROJECT TO INCREASE REGIONAL TRADE

The shipment between Pakistan and Uzbekistan is the first in Pakistan using the United Nations’ multilateral transit system, “Transports Internationaux Routiers.” KARACHI (May 7, 2021) – The United States Government, along with the Government of Pakistan, launched the first international shipment from Pakistan that is compliant with the United Nations’ “Transports Internationaux Routiers” (TIR) Convention, ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Pakistan (Countrywide) Event:  The Government of Pakistan has declared a national holiday from May 10 through May 15 in response to COVID-19 and to commemorate Eid al Fitr. Mission Consular Sections will be open only for emergency U.S. Citizen Services May 10 through 12 and closed in observance of the Eid holiday May 13 ... Read More»

World Press Freedom Day

5/02/2021 07:17 PM EDT Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Tomorrow, the United States joins the international community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day.  Information and knowledge are powerful tools, and a free and independent press is the core institution connecting publics to the information they need to advocate for themselves, make informed decisions, and hold ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location:  Lahore, Pakistan Event: A large religious procession is expected to take place on May 4 in the old city of Lahore.  Because Punjab authorities have not given permission for the gathering, a heavy police presence in the areas of the procession is expected.  These kinds of situations can escalate quickly.  The U.S. Consulate in ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the Extended “Troika” on Peaceful Settlement in Afghanistan

April 30, 2021   Office of the Spokesperson The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the occasion of the Extended “Troika” on Peaceful Settlement in Afghanistan. Begin Text: On April ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Brings CompTIA to Pakistan, Expands Opportunities for IT Sector Growth

Islamabad (April 27, 2021) – Pakistani IT professionals will soon be able to expand their knowledge and skills in information and communications technology (ICT) through a recently announced partnership that the U.S. Embassy’s Foreign Commercial Service helped forge between Chicago, Illinois-based CompTIA and Karachi-based Techtics, its delivery partner in Pakistan. CompTIA Inc., a nonprofit association ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location:  Lahore, Pakistan Event: The Consulate has received reports that protestors at Yateem Khana Chowk may initiate a march from Lahore to Islamabad in the next 24-48 hours.  The U.S. Consulate in Lahore encourages U.S. citizens in the city to avoid large gatherings, unnecessary travel, and to remain vigilant of their surroundings. Actions to Take: ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location:  Lahore, Pakistan Event: In response to the arrest of their leader in Lahore, supporters of a local religious political party are protesting and erecting roadblocks in different areas of the city, including GT Road, Mall Road, Thokar-Mohlanwal Road, Ferozepur Road, and National Highway 5.  More inter-district roads are likely to be blocked in the ... Read More»

U.S. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Angela Aggeler visits Gwadar

Islamabad, April 8, 2021 Chargé d’affaires Angela Aggeler visited Gwadar on April 8.  Aggeler was the first U.S. official to visit Gwadar in 15 years, and this was her second trip to Balochistan.  Aggeler highlighted U.S.-Pakistan cooperation on maritime security, increased commercial and economic ties between the United States and Pakistan, and promoting prosperity across the region.   Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Lahore Public Affairs Officer congratulates graduating English learners

English Access program students’ online Graduation Ceremony for 100 students was held at Gujranwala site managed by Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Tuesday. The graduating students completed the U.S. Department of State funded two-year English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) at the Gujranwala site. The U.S. Consulate General Lahore Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Kelly McCarthy ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General, Karachi and Diplomatic Community Promote Real-time Monitors to Improve Air Quality

April 6, 2021 Contact: Brittney Stewart Phone: 021-3527-5000 For Immediate Release U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL, KARACHI AND DIPLOMATIC COMMUNITY PROMOTE REAL-TIME MONITORS TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY Karachi – The U.S. Consulate General, Karachi hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on April 6 called “Karachi Air Quality in 2021 and Beyond”. The roundtable brought together policymakers, climate change experts, ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Karachi Partners with GNMI to Promote Gender Equality Reporting

March 29, 2021 Contact: Brittney Stewart Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL KARACHI PARTNERS WITH GNMI TO PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY REPORTING Karachi – The U.S. Consulate General, Karachi and the Global Neighborhood for Media Innovation (GNMI) held a virtual journalism festival on March 29 to conclude “Reshaping the Future of Journalism”, a ... Read More»

Messages to U.S. Citizens – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Islamabad Event:  Due to rescheduled Pakistan Day events, the Consular Section in Islamabad will only be open for emergency U.S. Citizen Services on Thursday, March 25. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan +(92)(51) 201-4000 ACSIslamabad@state.gov https://pk.usembassy.gov U.S. Consulate General, Karachi +(92)(21) 3527 5000 ACSKarachi@state.gov U.S. Consulate General, Lahore +(92) (42) 3603 4000 ACSLahore@state.gov U.S. Consulate General, Peshawar +(92) (91) ... Read More»

United States and Pakistan’s Drug Regulatory Authority Modernize and Digitize Records

ISLAMABAD (March 24, 2021) – The United States Mission to Pakistan, in cooperation with the Government of Pakistan, presented a new records management system to digitize more than four million records for the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). The system, developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Global Health Supply Chain program, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General – Karachi

Location:  Karachi, Sindh Event:  Pakistan Day, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan recommends avoiding areas in and around the Jinnah Mausoleum on March 23, 2021 due to heightened security. U.S. Consulate personnel have been advised to avoid this area. Demonstrations, political rallies, sporting events, or large religious gatherings intended to ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Islamabad Event:  Pakistan Day is a national public holiday celebrated on March 23.  Events such as large military parades and rehearsals prior to March 23 may significantly affect traffic and cell phone coverage in Islamabad.  The Pakistan Day Parade is scheduled for 10:00 AM on March 23 – preparations may begin as early as ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General applauds Multan graduates of U.S.-funded English learning program

U.S. Consul General to Lahore Catherine Rodriguez congratulated 250 students on successful completion of the U.S. State Department-funded two-year English Access Microscholarship English learning Program in Multan. She appreciated the hard work of the teachers, dedication of the students, and cooperation of their parents. During the virtual graduation event, the students shared their success stories, ... Read More»

USAID MARKS COMPLETION OF PUNJAB ENABLING ENVIRONMENT PROJECT

Today the United States Government marked the successful completion of a seven-year initiative to support the dairy, horticulture, and livestock sectors in Punjab. The Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP), a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Punjab Government, and several private sector partners added more than 16,000 jobs to the ... Read More»

United States Helps Increase Electricity Revenue in Peshawar

Peshawar – March 15, 2021:  The United States Mission to Pakistan, along with the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), celebrated the successful completion of a pilot project to help decrease electricity theft and increase power revenue in Peshawar. Under the project, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) installed 157 kilometers of anti-theft cable and ... Read More»

United States and HEC Pakistan Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021 Contact: Brittney Stewart Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN’S HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Karachi – The United States Mission to Pakistan and Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) celebrated International Women’s Day with female scholarship recipients of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) ... Read More»

United States and Pakistan Digitize Energy Sector

Lahore – March 9, 2021:  The United States Mission to Pakistan today officially handed over an innovative new metering system to the Government of Pakistan to help network and market operators better manage the national power grid. The Secure Metering System (SMS), developed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), improves Pakistan’s National ... Read More»

Statement on the Visit to Pakistan by Ambassador Khalilzad

Islamabad, March 8, 2021 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on March 8.  In a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and senior civilian officials, Ambassador Khalilzad stressed the need to accelerate progress towards a just and durable peace in Afghanistan. In his discussions, Ambassador ... Read More»

United States And Facebook Recognize Pakistani Women Entrepreneurs On International Women’s Day

Islamabad, March 8, 2021:  The United States Mission to Pakistan, in partnership with Facebook, celebrated International Women’s Day 2021 by recognizing the achievements of Pakistani women entrepreneurs who received #SheMeansBusiness training through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Small and Medium Enterprise Activity.  To date, USAID has provided training for 433 Pakistani women-owned micro, ... Read More»

The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan Announces 2022 Fulbright Student (Master’s and PhD) Program

Islamabad, March 8, 2021 – The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) has announced the opening of the 2022 Fulbright Student competition.  The prestigious Fulbright Program is the flagship academic scholarship program of the U.S. Department of State and is offered in 160 countries. Since 2005, Pakistan’s Fulbright Program is the world’s largest in ... Read More»

“The Parallel Pandemic Project: Pakistan, the United States and COVID-19”

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release U.S.  CONSULATE KARACHI TO HOST “THE PARALLEL PANDEMIC PROJECT: PAKISTAN, THE UNITED STATES AND COVID-19” Karachi, March 1, 2021:  The U.S. Mission to Pakistan invites the public to attend an online session about “The Parallel Pandemic Project: Pakistan, United States and COVID-19” on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 6:00 PM ... Read More»

UNITED STATES HANDS OVER IT WALL TO STRENGTHEN PUNJAB COVID-19 COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTER

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today handed over an IT wall to the Health Department to help strengthen the COVID-19 Command and Control Center’s capacity to monitor, analyze the data and effectively respond to cases across the province. USAID has partnered with Pakistan’s federal and provincial health departments ... Read More»

Readout from Gen. McKenzie’s visit with Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa

By U.S. Central Command Public Affairs U.S. Central Command Communication Integration MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Feb. 19, 2021 — U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Frank McKenzie met with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad today. The two discussed mutual regional security concerns, and McKenzie reiterated the U.S. military’s appreciation for ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General – Karachi

Location:  Karachi, Sindh Event:  The sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (February 20 – March 7, 2021) The sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 6) will be held from February 20 to March 7 in Karachi at National Stadium. There will be heightened security arrangements made by police involving large inner-city deployments ... Read More»

United States and Pakistan Open Command and Control Center in Sindh to Fight COVID-19

February 18, 2021 Contact: Brittney Stewart Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN OPEN COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTER IN SINDH TO FIGHT COVID-19 Karachi – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), inaugurated a state-of-the-art Command and Control Center to the Sindh Health Department to respond ... Read More»

UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN PROMOTE WATER GOVERNANCE 

Islamabad, February 18, 2021:  The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Government of Punjab, opened the 2021 Pakistan Water Conference today to highlight the challenges facing the water sector in Pakistan and the importance of governance for increasing water productivity.    The United States and Pakistan ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location:  Lahore, Pakistan Event: Cricket matches between the Pakistani and South African national teams will take place at Qaddafi Stadium on February 11, 13, and 15 in Lahore.  On these days, transit throughout the city and surrounding area may be impacted by congestion, road closures, and an increased security and police presence.  U.S. citizens are advised ... Read More»

UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN COOPERATE TO INCREASE PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT IN CLEAN ENERGY

Islamabad, February 3, 2021:  The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and local partners, launched the Pakistan Private Sector Energy project today to increase private sector investment in clean energy.  The project will support small and ... Read More»

U.S.-PAKISTAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CELEBRATES 16 YEARS

Islamabad, February 2, 2021:  The Government of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) celebrated the 16th anniversary of the Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program (MNBSP), which is administered in partnership with the United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development. Since 2004, USAID has worked with HEC to provide equitable access to higher education and increase enrollment ... Read More»

New U.S. Cattle Shipments Bolster the Productivity of Pakistan’s Dairy Sector

Islamabad, February 01, 2021 – A shipment of 2,078 U.S. cattle arrived at the port of Karachi on January 27, 2021.  As a result of the strong partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Pakistan dairy sector, cattle shipments from the United States continue to supply Pakistan with high-quality bovine stock for its ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT January 29, 2021 Secretary Blinken’s Call with Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Qureshi discussed how to ensure accountability for convicted terrorist Ahmed Omar ... Read More»

Seeking Justice for the Kidnapping and Murder of Daniel Pearl

01/28/2021 04:34 PM EST Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State The United States is deeply concerned by the Pakistani Supreme Court’s decision to acquit those involved in Daniel Pearl’s kidnapping and murder and any proposed action to release them. Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh was indicted in the United States in 2002 for hostage-taking and conspiracy to commit hostage-taking, resulting in the murder ... Read More»

UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN HOST PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT FORUM IN SOUTH PUNJAB

The United States Mission to Pakistan along with the Punjab Provincial Government opened a three-day private sector forum today to identify opportunities and challenges for commercial and social investments in the region. The forum was organized by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP) through the USAID Lahore Office in ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Pakistan (country wide)   Event:  Pakistan Health Alert – COVID-19 Testing Requirement for Air Travel    As of November 17, 2020, Pakistan is under a  Level 3 Travel Advisory (Reconsider Travel)  due to COVID-19, terrorism, and sectarian violence.  On December 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a  Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Pakistan  due to COVID-19.  Please visit our website for updates on ... Read More»

Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

As prepared for Delivery at the United States Capitol Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Islamabad Event:  Local media report a planned protest in front of the Election Commission of Pakistan’s offices at Constitution Avenue (Sector F-5/2), scheduled for Tuesday, January 19.  Protestors are expected to move along the Srinagar Highway and Ataturk Avenue beginning at mid-day and reach the Election Commission around 2pm (local).  The number of protesters is anticipated to ... Read More»

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and ... Read More»

PAKISTAN AND THE UNITED STATES PARTNER TO PREVENT COVID-19 IN PRISONS

January 11, 2021 (Islamabad):  From December 28 to January 7, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) section collaborated with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Prisons Department to deliver PKR 9,762,700 in personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, soap, and gloves to staff and inmates to prevent the spread of COVID-19 The provision of PPE ... Read More»

Mr. David Helvey’s Visit to Pakistan

On January 7, 2021, David Helvey, Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, met with Pakistan’s Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza. Mr. Helvey thanked Lt. Gen. Mirza for Pakistan’s ongoing role in supporting Afghanistan Peace Negotiations and discussed the urgency of reducing violence and ... Read More»

Heightened Police Presence – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location:  Lahore, Pakistan Event: Local Police reportedly will increase their presence at public recreational centers, parks, places of worship, and shopping centers in Lahore over the New Year’s holiday weekend due to concerns that terrorist organizations could use the holiday to exploit soft targets or large public holiday gatherings in the city.  The Consulate reminds U.S. citizens ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Pakistan (Countrywide) Event:  The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority announced the measures listed below for non-Pakistani citizens arriving from the United Kingdom, which will remain in effect through 11:59 PM (local time) January 4. Direct or indirect travel from the United Kingdom was suspended temporarily, starting December 22 at 11:59 PM, and remains in effect ... Read More»

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Pakistan (Countrywide)  Event:  The Pakistan National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) announced the measures listed below for non-Pakistani citizens arriving from the United Kingdom.  The measures go into effect December 22 at 11:59 PM (local time) and will remain in effect until at least December 29. Direct or indirect travel from the United Kingdom ... Read More»

PAKISTAN AND THE UNITED STATES INAUGURATE 155 DISTRICT DISEASE MONITORING UNITS

December 16, 2020 (Islamabad): Government officials from Pakistan and the United States today inaugurated 155 District Disease Monitoring Units to enable local health officials to track the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, more effectively throughout Pakistan. The Monitoring Units, which are designated spaces within existing district health offices, have been equipped with modern ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location: Lahore, Pakistan Event: U.S. Consulate General Lahore is aware of a large public gathering expected to take place on Sunday, December 13, near the Minar-e-Pakistan national monument in Lahore, Pakistan. Transit throughout Lahore and the surrounding areas may be impacted by congestion, road closures, and an increased security and police presence beginning Saturday, December ... Read More»

PAKISTAN AND THE UNITED STATES LAUNCH INNOVATIVE PLATFORM TO EVALUATE SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF NEW MEDICINES AND IMPROVE HEALTH SECURITY 

December 2, 2020 (Islamabad):   The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), in partnership with the U.S. government, launched an innovative online platform that will enable the Government of Pakistan to more quickly and effectively evaluate the safety and effectiveness of medicine, leading to greater health security in the country.   The Government of Pakistan and the ... Read More»

U.S. and Pakistan complete restoration work at Takht-i-Bahi Buddhist Monastery

TAKHT-I-BAHI (MARDAN), NOVEMBER 28, 2020:  Consul General Gregory Macris participated via video in the closing ceremony of a $230,000 cultural preservation project at the Takht-i-Bahi Buddhist Monastery in Mardan.  “The U.S. Mission in Pakistan is committed to working with local partners to support conservation and preservation of sites of great cultural significance across Pakistan,” said ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan (November 24, 2020) Location:  Lahore, Pakistan Event: U.S. Consulate General Lahore is aware of a large police presence in response to a reported security incident at the Counter Terrorism Department police station at Barki Road in Lahore, Pakistan. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Actions to ... Read More»

United States and KP Government Refurbish Hospitals in Lakki Marwat

LAKKI MARWAT, NOVEMBER 24, 2020:  As part of the ongoing partnership with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (GoKP), the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), reinstated two refurbished hospitals to the GoKP Health Department in Lakki Marwat District.  The U.S. Consul General in Peshawar Mr. Gregory Macris virtually inaugurated the ... Read More»

U.S. Government and Women’s Business Opportunities Initiative Help Pakistani Women Entrepreneurs Thrive in Global Markets

For Immediate Release Islamabad, November 20, 2020 – Women-owned businesses in Pakistan that are ready to grow by becoming part of global supply chains will now have access to world-class training, networks, and information thanks to the launch of the Women’s Business Opportunity Initiative, an effort led by non-profit WEConnect International in coordination with Vital ... Read More»

The United States Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week by Supporting Pakistani Entrepreneurs

Islamabad, November 19, 2020:  The U.S. Government celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 by recognizing the achievements of 25 Pakistani entrepreneurs who received grants to establish and expand their small and medium enterprises (SMEs).  At a virtual event today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recognized the participants who received Challenge Fund grants and created ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (November 17, 2020) Location:  Islamabad Event:  Local media report there are ongoing protests in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, resulting in traffic delays, street closures, and disruption of cell phone networks.  Road closures and cell phone disruptions may continue to occur over the next several days. Actions to Take: ... Read More»

Launch of International Education Week Opening Remarks

Launch of International Education Week Opening Remarks as prepared for delivery November 16, 2020    Jonathan Henick, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia, Press, and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State  As Salam Aleukum, and a special welcome to all the dedicated education professionals in Pakistan. It is ... Read More»

U.S. and the Sindh Government Open State-of-the-Art Secondary School in Karachi

November 16, 2020 Contact: Brittney Stewart Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. and the Sindh Government Open State-of-the-Art Secondary School in Karachi Karachi – Local students in Cattle Colony Karachi receive a new school to advance their education needs in Pakistan under the long-running active partnership between the United States Agency for International ... Read More»

THE UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN INCREASE NATIONAL ENERGY CAPACITY

Islamabad, November 5, 2020:  In partnership with the United States Government, the Managing Director of the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) inaugurated the Patrind Power Transmission Project today.  This mutual investment from the United States and Pakistan will add 147 megawatts (MW) of hydroelectric capacity to Pakistan’s National Energy Grid.  The United States Government, through ... Read More»

Statement on the Visit to Pakistan By Ambassador Khalilzad

Islamabad, November 3, 2020 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on November 2. In a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other security officials, Ambassador Khalilzad provided an update on the current state of the peace process. They discussed the overwhelming consensus in the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Islamabad

Location: Pakistan (Countrywide) Event: The Pakistan National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) announced October 28 that, effective immediately, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks must be worn when in public, countrywide.  Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) ordered masks must be worn in public places, including bazaars, shopping malls, and restaurants or while using public transport.  ICT’s ... Read More»

U.S. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Angela Aggeler Visits Karachi to Promote Economic Ties

October 29, 2020 Contact: Brittney Stewart Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Angela Aggeler Visits Karachi to Promote Economic Ties Karachi: U.S. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Angela Aggeler visited Karachi on October 27-28, where she met with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, State Bank of Pakistan Governor Reza Baqir, and ... Read More»

U.S. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Angela Aggeler Pays Homage to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

October 28, 2020 Contact: Brittney Stewart Phone: 021-35275000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Angela Aggeler Pays Homage to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah Karachi – U.S. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Angela Aggeler visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and paid her respects to the founder of Pakistan.  Ms. Aggeler laid a floral wreath ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Islamabad

Location:  Pakistan Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad warns U.S. citizens that extremist organizations continue to plan attacks against a variety of targets in Pakistan.  U.S. citizens should avoid large gatherings throughout Pakistan.  Due to security and health concerns, restrictions for U.S. mission personnel remain in place, including limits on attending large gatherings and visits ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General, Karachi organizes a virtual hackathon for female programmers

October 25, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: U.S. Consulate General, Karachi Public Affairs Section (021-3527500) U.S. Consulate General, Karachi organizes a virtual hackathon for female programmers KARACHI, October 25, 2020 – The U.S. Consulate General, Karachi, in partnership with The Asia Foundation and the National Incubation Center (NIC), Karachi, hosted Built by ... Read More»

New U.S.-Manufactured Ventilators Delivered to Punjab To Help in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

  LAHORE, October 20, 2020: As part of the on-going partnership with Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Punjab Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department, has delivered 46 new ventilators to 13 hospitals in Punjab to support Pakistan’s fight against ... Read More»

Statement On The Visit To Pakistan By Ambassador Khalilzad And General Miller

October 8, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact:  U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section, INFOISB@state.gov Islamabad, October 8, 2020 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Commander NATO Resolute Support Mission General Austin Scott Miller visited Islamabad on October 8.  In a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General – Karachi

Location:  Karachi, Sindh Event:  The U.S. Consulate General advises U.S. citizens that on Thursday, October 8, Shia Muslims will observe Chehlum which includes numerous processions.  The largest procession is expected to involve 15,000 to 20,000 participants.  We also expect about 100 smaller processions and 460 majalis (gatherings) throughout Karachi.  In past years, these processions and ... Read More»

The United States and Pakistan Partner under the Hague Abduction Convention

ISLAMABAD, October 1, 2020: The United States Embassy in Islamabad welcomes Pakistan as a new partner under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The Convention will put in place an internationally recognized legal framework to resolve cases of parental child abduction between our two countries. Pakistan will now be able to use the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 27 – October 4

Be an Active Voter and Participate in Absentee Voting Week! Voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 3 General Election are as early as October 5 in some states.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, we recommend you complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) each year ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Sebron “CB” Toney Hosts Family Members of U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for Virtual Chat with Students of SBBWU

Peshawar – September 22 – The day after the International Day of Peace observances, the granddaughter and the great granddaughter of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt held an interactive virtual chat with the students of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women’s University (SBBWU) in Peshawar. Ms. Anne Roosevelt and Ms. Tracy ... Read More»

Pakistan and the United States Partner to Provide Fortified Food to Malnourished Children

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020:  Together, the governments of Pakistan and the United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), are delivering 340 metric tons of vitamin and mineral-enriched food for Pakistani children who are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. According to the National Nutrition Survey jointly published by the Government of Pakistan ... Read More»

USAID-FUNDED “PAKISTAN READING PROJECT” CONCLUDES AFTER IMPROVING THE READING SKILLS OF 1.7 MILLION PAKISTANI SCHOOL CHILDREN 

ISLAMABAD, September 14, 2020 – After seven years of partnering with the Government of Pakistan’s federal and provincial education leaders to improve the reading skills of more than a million Pakistani school children, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Pakistan Reading Project concluded its programming on September 14.   To mark the occasion, education officials ... Read More»

STATEMENT ON THE VISIT TO PAKISTAN BY AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD  

September 14, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section, INFOISB@state.gov Islamabad, September 14, 2020 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on September 14.  In a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other senior Pakistani officials, Ambassador Khalilzad thanked Pakistan ... Read More»

Update on Lawful Permanent Resident Status during COVID-19

Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status permits foreign nationals to legally reside in the United States.  The status is often associated with having a “green card.”  Despite the travel complexities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the LPR’s responsibilities, including maintaining permanent resident status, have remained the same.  LPRs who remain outside of the United States for ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Islamabad Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad has received reports of a recent increase in street crimes in Islamabad.  Most incidents have taken place in sectors G-6, F-6, F-7, F-10, I-9, and I-10.  These street crimes have included muggings, armed robberies, and thefts of mobile phones, purses, and automobiles.  U.S. citizens are reminded that police response ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at Intra-Afghan Negotiations Opening Ceremony

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Doha, Qatar Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Center SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  It is truly an honor to be here today. I want to offer my thanks to his excellency the deputy prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar and my friend, Sheikh Mohammed, for Qatar’s amazing ... Read More»

Welcoming the Launch of Afghanistan Peace Negotiations

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO September 10, 2020 Welcoming the Launch of Afghanistan Peace Negotiations   The United States welcomes the announcement that Afghanistan peace negotiations will begin on September 12th.  The start of these talks marks a historic opportunity for Afghanistan to bring an end to four decades of war ... Read More»

Pakistan Reading Project: International Literacy Program of the Year

Press Release US LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ANNOUNCES USAID’S “PAKISTAN READING PROJECT” AS 2020 INTERNATIONAL LITERACY PROGRAM OF THE YEAR ISLAMABAD, September 12, 2020 – The United States Library of Congress today announced the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) literacy program, “Pakistan Reading Project,” as the 2020 recipient of the International Literacy Program of ... Read More»

U.S. EMBASSY HELPS STUDENTS PREPARE FOR PAKISTAN’S CIVIL SERVICE EXAM WITH A SERIES ON U.S. HISTORY, CULTURE, AND POLITICAL SYSTEM 

ISLAMABAD, September 4, 2020 – The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, in partnership with the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), hosted a virtual series engaging U.S. academics and Pakistani students preparing for the Civil Service exam.  The six sessions led by American professors from renowned U.S. universities focused on topics suggested by students and Central Superior ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Limited Resumption of Appointments for U.S. Citizens

The ability of U.S. embassies and consulates to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens continues to be limited.  As U.S. embassies and consulates reopen their services to the public in a phased and safe approach during COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and U.S. Consulates General in Lahore and Karachi will resume limited in-person passport ... Read More»

Overseas Voting Message

Overseas Voting:  Fast.  Easy.  Anywhere.  Be an active voter in the upcoming 2020 General Election! U.S. Embassy Islamabad and U.S. Consulates Karachi and Lahore have resumed ballot collection for the upcoming November 3 General Election.  While the fastest way to return your ballot will be electronically or via fax, if your state allows it, you ... Read More»

New Ventilators Delivered To Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Will Help In Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

PESHAWAR, August 25, 2020: As part of the on-going partnership with Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Health Department, has delivered 54 brand new ventilators to hospitals in KP province to support Pakistan’s fight against COVID-19. Five ... Read More»

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Pakistan (Countrywide) Event:  On July 15, the  Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) announced that Pakistan has been assigned a Category 2 rating under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program because it does not comply with  certain International Civil Aviation Organization safety standards.  According to the IASA, air carriers from countries with Category 2 ratings are not allowed to initiate new service ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Lahore

Location:  Lahore, Pakistan Event:  Muharram and Ashura. The Islamic religious month of Muharram begins on August 21.  There will reportedly be approximately 300 religious processions in Lahore during the month of Muharram.  August 29 and 30 are expected to be the peak days for processions in Lahore. During this period, U.S. citizens traveling or residing ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Islamabad

August 19, 2020 Location:  Pakistan Event:  The Islamic religious month of Muharram is expected to begin on August 20, subject to the sighting of the moon.  There will reportedly be approximately 177 religious processions taking place in Islamabad during the month of Muharram.  The eighth through the eleventh days of Muharram are expected to be ... Read More»

Pakistan Independence Day

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO Pakistan Independence Day August 13, 2020  On behalf of the Government of the United States of America and the American people, I extend greetings and best wishes to the people of Pakistan as you celebrate your Independence Day. For more than seventy years, the United States and Pakistan have worked together on issues ... Read More»

Pakistani Women Entrepreneurs Complete Training on Exporting Their Products

The U.S. Government Partnered with Pakistan Women Chambers of Commerce and Industry to Help Open New International Markets ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2020:  More than 100 Pakistani women recently completed a virtual training on how to export their products and explore new international markets as part of a collaborative program conducted by the United States Agency ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Islamabad

(August 2, 2020) Location: Peshawar, Pakistan Event: Media reports indicate that there has been an increase in threats posted online against purported blasphemers and non-believers across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as in the Peshawar area since the July 29 murder of a U.S. citizen who had been imprisoned since 2018 on blasphemy charges.  U.S. citizens ... Read More»

Killing of Tahir Naseem

STATEMENT BY CALE BROWN, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON Killing of Tahir Naseem July 30, 2020 We are shocked, saddened, and outraged that American citizen Tahir Naseem was killed yesterday inside a Pakistani courtroom.  Mr. Naseem had been lured to Pakistan from his home in Illinois by individuals who then used Pakistan’s blasphemy laws to entrap him.  ... Read More»

America Provides an Additional 100 Ventilators to Pakistan to Support COVID-19 Recovery

Islamabad, July 30 – In partnership with Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is working together to fight COVID-19 by contributing a second shipment of 100 respiratory ventilators. The ventilators arrived in Islamabad on July 28 and will be deployed in hospitals across Pakistan.  The ... Read More»

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, U.S. Government inaugurate agriculture market in Bara to bring businesses under one roof

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, U.S. Government inaugurate agriculture market in Bara to bring businesses under one roof  Bara, July 24, 2020: The Deputy Commissioner of Khyber District Mahmood Aslam Wazir, along with USAID/Pakistan Director Julie Koenen, today inaugurated the Fruit and Livestock Market in Bara Tehsil of District Khyber, a merged district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  The market ... Read More»

UNIVERSITIES TRAIN YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS FROM THE MERGED DISTRICTS ONLINE WITH U.S. COOPERATION

July 24, 2020 For Immediate Release​, 17/2020       UNIVERSITIES TRAIN YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS FROM THE MERGED DISTRICTS ONLINE WITH U.S. COOPERATION Islamabad, July 24, 2020:  Bahria University and Islamic International University, in partnership with the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the local business ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Karachi

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Karachi (July 23, 2020) Location: Karachi, Pakistan Event: Local media report that the Sindh Home Department has issued a high-security alert for Karachi’s Clifton area.  Sindh Police have increased their footprint and have blocked streets near several consulates.  Media report that the increased police presence and surrounding road closures ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #49 New Medical Requirements for Boarding Flights

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event: Update #49 – New Medical Requirements for Boarding Flights Several airlines have announced that passengers departing from Pakistan will need to complete a COVID test before departure: Emirates announced that effective July 10, outbound passengers from Pakistan must carry a negative PCR certificate issued by a local government approved laboratory to be ... Read More»

Inauguration of Ten New COVID-19 Rapid Response Units Through Pakistan-U.S. Partnership

PRESS RELEASE July 10, 2020 For Immediate Release​, 16/2020 INAUGURATION OF TEN NEW COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE UNITS THROUGH PAKISTAN-U.S. PARTNERSHIP Islamabad, July 10, 2020 – The governments of Pakistan and the United States inaugurated ten COVID-19 monitoring and rapid response units yesterday to help fight the spread of this deadly pandemic. These new units reflect ... Read More»

Pakistan and Afghanistan Private Sector Representatives Boost Trade through U.S.-Organized Initiative

PRESS RELEASE July 9, 2020 For Immediate Release​, 15/2020 PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES BOOST TRADE THROUGH U.S.-ORGANIZED INITIATIVE Islamabad, July 9, 2020 – Private sector representatives from Pakistan and Afghanistan met on July 8 to boost prosperity and create jobs in both countries. The participants in this U.S. government-facilitated event addressed a range ... Read More»

America Provides 100 Ventilators to Pakistan to support COVID-19 Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2020 America Provides 100 Ventilators to Pakistan to support COVID-19 Response Islamabad, July 03 – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, has donated a shipment of 100 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to support Pakistan in its fight ... Read More»

STATEMENT ON THE VISIT TO PAKISTAN BY AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD AND U.S. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER BOEHLER

July 2, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723) 13/2020   STATEMENT ON THE VISIT TO PAKISTAN BY AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD AND U.S. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER BOEHLER Islamabad, July 2, 2020 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and U.S. International ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Karachi

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Karachi, Pakistan (June 29, 2020) Location: Pakistan Stock Exchange Building, Karachi, Pakistan Event: Media reports of an attack at the Pakistan Stock Exchange Building, Stock Exchange Road, Lalazar, Karachi, Pakistan.  Local authorities are on the scene. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Monitor local media for updates Be aware ... Read More»

USAID Refurbishes Health Facilities in District Mohmand with New Equipment to Treat Mothers and Children

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today delivered essential and lifesaving healthcare equipment to the District Health Officer for healthcare facilities across Mohmand district. The equipment will not only help doctors and nurses to save precious lives but also reduce the financial burden on the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #48 Authorization of International Flights

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (June 22, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #48 – Authorization of International Flights The Government of Pakistan has authorized the resumption of international flight options to/from all international airports in Pakistan except Gwadar and Turbat airports effective June 20.  The Department of State has a Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel recommendation in effect.  U.S. ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #47 Extension of Pakistani Visas until August 31

Location:   Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #47- Extension of Pakistani Visas until August 31 This message updates our April 30 (Update #36) message to U.S. citizens. Due to the travel disruptions caused by COVID-19, foreign nationals currently in Pakistan (to include U.S. citizens) whose Pakistani visa expired after March 15, 2020, have been granted an automatic visa extension until August 31, ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #46 Available Commercial Air Options to Depart Pakistan

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (June 15, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #46 – Available Commercial Air Options to Depart Pakistan Since the re-opening of commercial outbound passenger flights on May 30, several international carriers have announced flights. As of June 15, the U.S. Embassy is aware of the following announced ... Read More»

USAID Launches Training on Infection Prevention and Control for COVID-19 for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Healthcare Providers

Peshawar, June 12, 2020: The U.S. Consul General Sebron Toney inaugurated the first of a series of day-long training sessions for doctors, nurses, paramedics, and support staff of the Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar on “Infection Prevention and Control for COVID-19,” supported by the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Integrated Health Services ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #45 Special PIA Flight from Islamabad to Chicago

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (June 7, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #45 – Special PIA Flight from Islamabad to Chicago, June 13 Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has received special permission to operate a flight from Islamabad International Airport to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on June 13.  This flight has ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #44 Resumption of Outbound International Flights

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #44 – Outbound International Flights Resume The Government of Pakistan will permit commercial outbound passenger flights from all international airports except Gwadar and Turbat effective May 30.  Inbound passenger flights remain suspended. Qatar Airways announced regular flights from Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, and Karachi effective May 31 to Doha (Hamad International Airport) ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #43 U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #43 – Special PIA Flight from Islamabad to Newark, May 31 Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has received special permission to operate a flight from Islamabad International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on May 31.  This flight has been arranged by the Government of Pakistan. U.S. citizens and Lawful ... Read More»

AMBASSADOR JONES’ EID MESSAGE CELEBRATES GROWING U.S.-PAKISTAN HEALTH PARTNERSHIP 

For Immediate Release, 11/2020 Islamabad, May 24, 2020 – In a video message released today on U.S. Mission Pakistan’s social media platforms, Ambassador Paul Jones wished Eid Mubarak to all Pakistanis celebrating the holiday.  “I would like to congratulate Pakistanis on the completion of Ramazan – on behalf of all of us at the U.S. ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #42 U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Islamabad Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #42 – Commercial Air Options, May 27 and 28 Qatar Airways announced three commercial flights departing Pakistan to Doha (Hamad International Airport) on May 27 and 28 with onward service available to points in the United States.  These flights are arranged solely by Qatar Airways ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Health Alert – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan (May 19, 2020) Location:  Lahore, Pakistan Event:  PIA Flight from Lahore to Toronto on Wednesday, May 20 The U.S. Mission to Pakistan has recently become aware of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight scheduled from Lahore to Toronto departing Wednesday, May 20 at 7:35 AM. For U.S. citizens ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #41 Suspension of International Flights until May 31

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (May 15, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #41 – Suspension of International Flights until May 31 On May 15, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority extended the suspension of international flights until May 31, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (Pakistan Standard Time). The U.S. Mission to Pakistan does not currently have plans ... Read More»

STATEMENT ON THE VISIT TO PAKISTAN BY AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD

STATEMENT ON THE VISIT TO PAKISTAN BY AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD  Islamabad, May 9, 2020 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on May 8.  He met with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.  Ambassador Khalilzad discussed ongoing efforts by the United States to advance the Afghan peace process and sought Pakistan’s support in ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #40 Commercial Air Options, May 13-19

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (May 9, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #40 – Commercial Air Options, May 13-19 Qatar Airways announced four commercial flights departing Pakistan through May 19.  These flights are arranged solely by Qatar Airways and are not associated with the U.S. government.  The U.S. Mission to Pakistan ... Read More»

U.S. GOVERNMENT EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

May 7, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723) 09/2020 U.S. GOVERNMENT EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Islamabad, May 7, 2020 – In a video message released today on U.S. Mission Pakistan’s social media platforms, Ambassador Paul Jones discussed how the United States is ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #39 Ease of Lockdown Restrictions

Health Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (May 8, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #39 – Ease of Lockdown Restrictions The Government of Pakistan announced an ease in some lockdown restrictions beginning May 9. As of May 9, small shops and markets are allowed to operate Monday to Friday until 5:00 p.m.  On Saturday and ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #38 Limited Commercial Air Options to Depart Pakistan

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (May 5, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #38 – Limited Commercial Air Options to Depart Pakistan This is an update to our May 1 Health Alert Update # 37 and our April 29 Health Alert Update #35 . As of 11:30 a.m. Pakistan Standard Time, the websites for Qatar Airways and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) showed limited remaining seats on commercial flights ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #37 Limited Qatar Flights from Pakistan, May 3 – 10

May 1, 2020 Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #37 – Limited Qatar Flights from Pakistan, May 3 – 10 Qatar Airways announced flights from Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan, and Karachi to Doha from May 3 -10, 2020. For U.S. citizens remaining in Pakistan who want to return to the United States, contact Qatar Airways or your preferred ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #36 Extension of Pakistani Visas until June 30

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 30, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #36 – Extension of Pakistani Visas until June 30 This message updates our April 7 (update #15) message to U.S. citizens. Due to the travel disruptions caused by COVID-19, foreign nationals currently in Pakistan (to include U.S. citizens) whose Pakistani visa expired after March 15, 2020, ... Read More»

Consulate General Peshawar launched “Operation Apple Pie Diplomacy”

In celebration of the Holy Month of Ramazan, blending American and Pakistani sweets together, Consulate General Peshawar launched “Operation Apple Pie Diplomacy” sending apple pies and Ramazan dates across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, urging recipients to share with those in need. During this time of pandemic, CG Toney wishes all a safe and healthy Ramazan. Read More»

Health Alert – Update #35 Limited Commercial Options

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 29, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #35 – Limited PIA Flights from Pakistan to the United Kingdom The U.S. Mission to Pakistan is aware of limited Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights scheduled from Islamabad and Lahore to London and from Islamabad to Manchester, England, for the first two ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #34 Suspension of International Flights until May 15

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 27, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #34 – Suspension of International Flights until May 15 On April 25, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority extended the suspension of international flights until May 15, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (Pakistan Standard Time). The U.S. Mission to Pakistan does not currently have plans ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #33 U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #33 – Pakistan Government Extends Lockdown until May 9 On April 24, the Government of Pakistan extended the nation-wide lockdown until May 9.  While certain industries will be permitted to resume limited activities, educational institutions are to remain closed, and public gatherings are not permitted. The final U.S. government charter flights from ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #32 Remaining Repatriation Flights are Full

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 24, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #32 – Remaining Repatriation Flights are Full As of 5:00 p.m. Pakistan Standard Time, April 24, the remaining U.S. government charter flights scheduled to depart Karachi and Islamabad are now full.  The U.S. Embassy is not planning on arranging additional charter flights ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #31 Availability of Limited Qatar Airways Flights

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 24, 2020) Location: Pakistan (country-wide) Event: Update #31 – Availability of Limited Qatar Airways Flights Qatar Airways announced they will operate flights from Lahore to Doha on April 25, 28, and 29, as well as a flight from Peshawar to Doha on April 29. For U.S. ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #30 Limited Seats Remain on the U.S. Government Charter Flights from Islamabad and Karachi

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 23, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #30 – Limited Seats Remain on the U.S. Government Charter Flights from Islamabad and Karachi There are limited seats remaining on the U.S. government charter flights scheduled for this weekend from Karachi and Islamabad.  The U.S. Mission to Pakistan continues to call ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #29 URGENT Message to Passengers Scheduled to Depart Islamabad on April 22 at 13:40 (1:40 p.m.)

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 21, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #29 – URGENT Message to Passengers Scheduled to Depart Islamabad on April 22 at 13:40 (1:40 p.m.) Pakistan Standard Time. This is an important message to confirmed passengers on the U.S. government charter flight scheduled April 22 at 13:40 (1:40 p.m.) from ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #28 Closure of the Traveler Interest Form

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 21, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #28 – Closure of the Traveler Interest Form The U.S. Mission to Pakistan will close the TRAVELER INTEREST FORM on Tuesday, April 21 at 11:59 p.m. (Pakistan Standard Time)  If you are a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident in Pakistan who wants to ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #27 U.S. Government Charter Flights for the Week of April 20

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #27 – U.S. Government Charter Flights for the Week of April 20 As of 5:00 p.m. (Pakistan Standard Time), the U.S. Mission to Pakistan continues to call U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to confirm seats on this week’s U.S. government charter flights departing Karachi and Islamabad to Washington Dulles International ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #26 Seats Still Available on U.S. Government Charter Flights to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD)

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #26 – Seats Still Available on U.S. Government Charter Flights IAD As of 1:00 p.m. (PST), the U.S. Mission to Pakistan continues to call U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to confirm seats on upcoming U.S government charter flights departing Karachi and Islamabad to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) the week ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #25 FAQs for Upcoming U.S. Government Charter Flights to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 18, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #25 – FAQs for Upcoming U.S. Government Charter Flights to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) The U.S. Mission to Pakistan continues to call U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to confirm seats on upcoming U.S government charter flights departing Karachi and Islamabad ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #24 Extension of Suspension of International Flights until April 30

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #24 – Extension of Suspension of International Flights until April 30 On April 18, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority extended the suspension of international and domestic flights until April 30, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (PST). For passengers confirmed on the U.S. government charters scheduled for next week from Karachi and Islamabad, your ... Read More»

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRIORITIZES PAKISTAN IN CORONAVIRUS FIGHT

Islamabad, April 17, 2020 – In a video message released today on U.S. Mission Pakistan’s social media platforms, Ambassador Paul Jones discussed several new ways that the United States is partnering with Pakistan to combat coronavirus.  With more than $8 million in new contributions, the United States is collaborating with the Government of Pakistan to ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #23 Additional Information on U.S. Government Charter Flights to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD)

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 17, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #23 – Additional Information on U.S. Government Charter Flights to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) As of April 17, 5:00 p.m. (Pakistan Standard Time), the U.S. Mission to Pakistan continues to call U.S. citizens to confirm seats on U.S government charter flights departing ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #22 Announcement of Additional U.S. Government Charter Flights to Washington Dulles (IAD)

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 16, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #22 –Announcement of Additional U.S. Government Charter Flights to Washington Dulles (IAD) The U.S. Mission to Pakistan has arranged for additional charter flights to depart Karachi and Islamabad to Washington Dulles (IAD) next week.  These flights are for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents who have ... Read More»

Health Alert - Update #21 Pakistan Government Extends Lockdown until April 30

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 15, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #21 – Pakistan Government Extends Lockdown until April 30 On April 14, the Government of Pakistan extended the nation-wide lockdown until April 30.  While certain industries will be permitted to resume limited activities, educational institutes are to remain closed, and public ... Read More»

STATEMENT ON THE VISIT TO PAKISTAN BY AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD AND GENERAL MILLER

Islamabad, April 14, 2020 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Resolute Support Mission Commander General Austin Scott Miller visited Islamabad on April 14.  In a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Ambassador Khalilzad and General Miller discussed the United States’ ongoing efforts for a sustainable peace in Afghanistan.  Pakistan’s military ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #20 U.S. government charter flights from Karachi and Islamabad

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 13, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #20 – U.S. government charter flights from Karachi and Islamabad Since April 3, the U.S. Mission to Pakistan has repatriated more than 1,100 private U.S. citizens and their immediate family members to the United States. The U.S. Mission to Pakistan received ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #19 URGENT Message for Confirmed Passengers on the April 10-12 U.S. Government Charters

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 10, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #19 – URGENT Message for Confirmed Passengers on the April 10-12 U.S. Government Charters For passengers confirmed on the U.S. government charters scheduled for April 10 –12, your flights will still operate as scheduled.  Please follow the instructions that were sent ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #18 Extension of Suspension of International Flights until April 21

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 10, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #18 – Extension of Suspension of International Flights until April 21 The Government of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority suspended all international passenger, chartered, and private aircraft inbound flights to Pakistan on March 21 beginning at 8:00 p.m. Pakistan Standard Time (PST). ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #17 U.S. government charter flights from Karachi and Islamabad

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 9, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #17 – U.S. government charter flights from Karachi and Islamabad As of 2:00 p.m. Pakistan Standard Time, April 9, the three flights chartered by the U.S. government this weekend from Karachi and Islamabad are now full.  Staff at the U.S. Mission ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #16 Important Information regarding U.S. Government-arranged flights from Karachi and Islamabad

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 8, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #16 – Important Information regarding U.S. Government-arranged flights from Karachi and Islamabad As of 11:00 a.m. Pakistan Standard Time, April 8, the U.S. Mission to Pakistan continues to directly contact U.S. citizens regarding the U.S. government-arranged flights from Karachi and Islamabad ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #15 Additional Information on Extension of Pakistani Visas for U.S. Citizens

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 7, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event: Update #15 Additional Information on Extension of Pakistani Visas for U.S. Citizens This message updates our April 6, 2020, (Update #12) message to U.S. citizens. Due to the travel disruptions caused by COVID-19, foreign nationals currently in Pakistan (to include U.S. citizens) whose Pakistani visa expired after March ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #14 U.S. Government-arranged Flights from Karachi and Islamabad

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 7, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #14 – U.S. Government-arranged Flights from Karachi and Islamabad As of 1:30 p.m. Pakistan Standard Time, April 7, the U.S. Mission to Pakistan continues to directly contact U.S. citizens regarding the U.S. government-arranged flights from Karachi and Islamabad scheduled for later ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #13 U.S. Government-Arranged Flights from Karachi and Islamabad

Location:   Pakistan (country-wide) Event:   Update #13 – U.S. Government-arranged Flights from Karachi and Islamabad The U.S. Mission to Pakistan is arranging for one flight to depart Karachi and two flights to depart Islamabad later this week.  All flights will terminate at Washington Dulles (IAD) airport. We have begun directly contacting U.S. citizens regarding the U.S. government-arranged ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #12 Extension of Pakistani Visas for U.S. Citizens

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 6, 2020) Location:   Pakistan (country-wide) Event: Update #12 Extension of Pakistani Visas for U.S. Citizens Due to the travel disruptions caused by COVID-19, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Pakistan is exploring extending visas for U.S. citizens who have overstayed their Pakistani visas or expect to overstay their ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #11 Contact Information for PIA Flights for U.S. Citizens

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event: Update #11 – Contact Information for PIA Flights for U.S. Citizens The U.S. Mission to Pakistan continues to explore options for U.S. citizens wishing to depart Pakistan. During the period of April 1 to April 11, 2020, the Pakistani government has approved for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to restore limited flight operations ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #10 Interest in future U.S. government-arranged flights to Washington Dulles (IAD)

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #10 – Interest in future U.S. government-arranged flights to Washington Dulles (IAD) A U.S government-arranged flight from Islamabad and Karachi to Washington Dulles airport departed April 3.  Demand for that flight was extremely high, and we are aware that many U.S. citizens still want to return to the United States. We are ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #9 Availability of Limited PIA Flights

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 2, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event: Update #9 –Availability of Limited PIA Flights During the period of April 1 to April 11, 2020, the Pakistani government has approved for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to restore limited flight operations between Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore and various countries to ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #8 Restoration of Limited PIA Flights

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 2, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event: Update #8 – Restoration of Limited PIA Flights The Pakistan government approved for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to restore limited flight operations between Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore and  various countries to include flights to Canada and the United Kingdom.  On April 1, ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #7 Rescheduled April 3 U.S. government-arranged flight

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event: Update #7 – Rescheduled April 3 U.S. government-arranged flight The U.S. government sponsored flight originally scheduled for April 1 from Karachi and Islamabad has been rescheduled for April 3. U.S. Mission staff have begun contacting U.S. citizens that were confirmed on the April 1 flight to provide updated flight information for April ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #6 POSTPONED April 1 U.S. government-arranged flight

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event: POSTPONED April 1 U.S. government-arranged flight URGENT.  The U.S. government sponsored flight April 1 from Karachi and Islamabad has been postponed.  Please do not travel to the airport on April 1. We realize this is very disappointing news.  We do not know, at this time, when the new flight will be, but ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #5 April 1 U.S. government-arranged flight (31 March, 2020)

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event: Update #5 – April 1 U.S. government-arranged flight All seats have been filled on the April 1 U.S. government-arranged flight from Pakistan to the United States.  Confirmed travelers received phone calls and emails providing flight time and instructions about required documentation.  If you are a confirmed traveler, please review the email you will receive ... Read More»

Health Alert - Update #4 General Update COVID-19 Pakistan

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event: Update #4 – General Update: COVID-19 Pakistan The U.S. government-arranged flight from Pakistan to the United States on April 1 is full.  If there are cancellations, the U.S. Mission in Pakistan will contact additional travelers.  Priority was given to U.S. citizens most at risk for COVID-19 complications. The Government of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update #3 U.S. Government Arranged Flight from Karachi and Islamabad (April 1)

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #3 – U.S. Government Arranged Flight from Karachi and Islamabad (April 1) As of 1700 Pakistan Standard Time, the U.S. government-arranged flight on April 1 is now full.  If there are cancellations, we will contact additional travelers. We received more requests than we could accommodate and prioritized seats for those most at ... Read More»

Health Alert -  Update #2 U.S. Government Arranged Flight from Karachi and Islamabad (April 1)

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #2 – U.S. Government Arranged Flight from Karachi and Islamabad (April 1) As of 10:45 a.m. (Pakistan Standard Time), March 29, 2020, we continue to contact U.S. citizens regarding the U.S. government arranged flight on April 1 as announced in the U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s March 27 message . If you registered for this flight, ... Read More»

Health Alert –  Update #1 U.S. Government Arranged Flight from Karachi and Islamabad (April 1)

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Update #1 – U.S. Government Arranged Flight from Karachi and Islamabad (April 1) We have begun directly contacting U.S. citizens regarding the U.S. government arranged flight on April 1 as announced in the U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s March 27 message .  If you registered for this flight, we are contacting you by phone or email – ... Read More»

Health Alert – Suspension of Qatar Airways Flights from Islamabad

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Suspension of Qatar Airways Flights from Islamabad to Doha Effective March 30, Qatar Airways will suspend operations of the daily Islamabad to Doha flight (QR 633). U.S. citizens wishing to depart Pakistan should review information on a U.S. government facilitated flight scheduled for April 1 from Islamabad and Karachi to Washington Dulles (IAD) ... Read More»

The United States provides 11 state-of-the-art ambulances to health authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The United States provided 11 state-of-the-art ambulances to health authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa this year. These newly-equipped ambulances from USAID Pakistan will assist the KP Department of Health respond to and combat the spread of COVID19. In addition to the ambulances, the U.S. government is training health care providers, procuring laboratory and emergency supplies as well as ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (Cancellation of Limited PIA flights from Pakistan)

Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  Cancellation of Limited PIA flights from Pakistan to the United Kingdom and Canada Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced that flights scheduled for March 27 and 28, 2020, from various cities in Pakistan to Toronto, Manchester, London, and Birmingham have been canceled because of health and safety considerations. The U.S. Mission in Pakistan continues ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (USG-Arranged Flight)

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Pakistan (March 27, 2020) Location:  Pakistan (country-wide) Event:  USG-Arranged Flight on April 1 from Islamabad and Karachi to Washington Dulles Airport The U.S. Mission in Pakistan is arranging a flight to depart Karachi and Islamabad on April 1, 2020.  Please read the following information carefully: The flight would originate in Karachi, stop ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location: Countrywide Event: Updated COVID-19 Information for Pakistan Country-Specific Information:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) raised the Travel Health Notice for Pakistan to Level 3 on March 23, 2020, because of widespread and ongoing transmission of COVID-19 within Pakistan.  Upon arrival to the United States, passengers from Pakistan will be subject to CDC screening, ... Read More»

The United States stands with Pakistan against Coronavirus

Islamabad, March 26, 2020 – Pakistan and the United States are partners in the fight against coronavirus.  In a video message released on the U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s social media platforms today, Ambassador Paul Jones highlighted the support the United States is providing Pakistan, our commitment to deepen our collaboration with new technologies and resources, and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Countrywide  Event:  Notification of Flights on PIA and Qatar Airways  Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will likely partially restore limited flights from Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore.  Qatar Airways continues to operate one flight daily from Islamabad.    Please contact PIA or Qatar Airways directly or through your preferred agent to inquire about pricing and availability of these flights, even if you had previously existing reservations.  The situation is fluid and constantly changing, we encourage all U.S. citizens wanting to depart Pakistan to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (March 25, 2020) 

Location:  Countrywide Event:  URGENT – Notification of Flights on PIA from Lahore and Islamabad Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will likely partially restore limited flights from Islamabad to cities in the United Kingdom and  Lahore to Toronto. Please contact PIA directly or through your preferred agent to inquire about pricing and availability of this flight, even if you had previously existing reservations. These are not U.S. government operated or funded flights.  Availability and cancellations are ... Read More»

Health Alert – Notification of Flight on Qatar Airways from Lahore to Doha

Location:  Lahore Qatar Airways announced they will operate one flight from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on March 25, 2020 to Doha only. Please contact Qatar Airways directly or through your preferred agent to inquire about pricing and availability of this flight, even if you had previously existing reservations. This not a U.S. government operated or funded flight.  Availability and cancellations are controlled by the airline.  Onward travel to the United States may be difficult as ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Islamabad Event:URGENT – Notification of Flights on Qatar Airlines from Islamabad Qatar Airways announced they will operate limited flights from Pakistan in the next several days. Please contact Qatar Airways directly or through your preferred agent to inquire about pricing and availability of these flights, even if you had previously existing reservations. These are ... Read More»

Cancellation of Routine American Citizen Services (22 March, 2020)

As of 19 March, the United States Embassy and Consulates in Pakistan are cancelling routine American Citizens Services and all currently scheduled routine appointments.  We will resume routine services as soon as possible, but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.  The Embassy and Consulates will continue to provide emergency consular services ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: Pakistan has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Pakistan federal government established an inter-ministerial committee headed by the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister for Health and Population to formulate and implement a comprehensive strategy to tackle the virus’ threat. The Government of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority announced the suspension of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Country-wide Event:  Airspace Closure in Pakistan The Government of Pakistan has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  On March 21, the Government of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority announced the suspension of all international passenger, chartered, and private aircraft inbound flights to Pakistan.  The suspension will be in effect from 08:00 p.m. Pakistan ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan March 19, 2020

Location:  Pakistan Country-wide Event: Effective March 19, 2020, U.S. Mission Pakistan has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit  our website  for additional information. The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 3 Health Advisory  for COVID-19. The Government of Pakistan is implementing enhanced screening measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for ... Read More»

AMERICAN FILM SHOWCASE AND ENVOY PROMOTE WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT THROUGH FILM ACROSS PAKISTAN

Islamabad, March 17, 2020 — Promoting women’s empowerments and gender equity through film, the U.S. Mission in Pakistan’s American Film Showcase (AFS) screened U.S. documentaries and conducting workshops with a U.S. documentary specialist March 2 to 13.    The Showcase featured special screenings in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore of “Qualified,” a documentary that profiles American ... Read More»

Cancellation of Routine Visa Appointments

Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus:  As of 17 March, the United States Embassy and Consulates in Pakistan are cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments.  Your visa appointment stands as cancelled.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.  The ... Read More»

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS VISIT PAKISTAN

Islamabad, March 10, 2020 — Officials from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the U.S. Government agency that oversees airport and air carrier security, will visit Islamabad’s airport, view Pakistan’s aviation security infrastructure, and meet with their Pakistani civil aviation counterparts this week.  During the visit to the Islamabad airport, TSA will meet with representatives from ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:   [05/07/21] *** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Announces Rs15 million Project to Restore Karachi’s historic Nusserwanjee Building

February 20, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: U.S. Consulate Karachi Public Affairs Section (021-3527500) U.S. Ambassador Announces Rs15 million Project to Restore Karachi’s historic Nusserwanjee Building Karachi – February 20, 2020: Karachi’s historic Nusserwanjee Building is set to get a new lease on life through a grant of 15 million Rupees (USD ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Paul Jones underscores importance of U.S.-Pakistan partnership on education and exchanges

February 19, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan Contact: U.S. Consulate Karachi Public Affairs Section (021-3527500) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Ambassador Paul Jones underscores importance of U.S.-Pakistan partnership on education and exchanges during visit to Roshan Pakistan Academy Karachi – February 19, 2020:  U.S. Ambassador Paul Jones paid a surprise visit to the more than 200 primary ... Read More»

STATEMENT ON AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD’S VISIT TO PAKISTAN

Islamabad – February 18, 2020:  U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on February 17-18.  He spoke at a UNHCR-sponsored conference marking 40 years of Pakistan’s support to Afghan refugees and met with UN Secretary General Guterres to discuss the Afghan peace process.  He also held meetings with Prime Minister Khan, Foreign Minister ... Read More»

Remarks of PRM Acting Assistant Secretary Carol T. O’Connell at the International Conference on 40 Years of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Thank you for welcoming me today.  And I agree with Minister Afridi that support to refugees is, indeed, about humanity.  We wish to thank our host, the Government of Pakistan, for welcoming us here today, and also for being a generous host to refugees fleeing one of the world’s largest, most protracted crisis situations.  For ... Read More»

U.S. Universities Engage Thousands of Pakistani Students as Interest in U.S. Higher Education Rises

February 11, 2020 Contact: Sydney Smith Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Universities Engage Thousands of Pakistani Students as Interest in U.S. Higher Education Rises Karachi – February 11, 2020: Amid rising Pakistani interest in U.S. higher education, representatives from 13 U.S. universities met thousands of Pakistani students during visits to schools, universities, and college ... Read More»

United States Supports Training for Airports Security Force (ASF)

February 7, 2020 Contact: Sydney Smith Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE United States Supports Training for Airports Security Force (ASF) Karachi – In support of the United States’ commitment to strengthening Pakistan’s law enforcement organizations, Consul General Robert Silberstein today joined Airports Security Force (ASF) Acting Director General Brigadier Zubair Ahmed for the graduation ceremony ... Read More»

Consul General CB Toney visits Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar on the 4th anniversary of our Eleanore Roosevelt Corner.

It’s the 4th anniversary of our Eleanore Roosevelt Corner Peshawar (ERCP) at Shaheed Benezir Bhutto Women University! U.S. Consul General in Peshawar Sebron “CB” Toney visited Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University to celebrate America’s commitment of funding and resources to the university. ERCP helps ten thousand young women every year from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province ... Read More»

CONSUL GENERAL TONEY SHOWCASES U.S. INVESTMENT IN SHAHEED BENAZIR BHUTTO WOMEN UNIVERSITY

Peshawar, February 4, 2020 – The United States is helping to inspire and empower the next generation of women leaders in Pakistan.  On February 4, 2020, U.S. Consul General in Peshawar Sebron “CB” Toney visited Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University to celebrate America’s commitment of funding and resources to the university. Together with Vice Chancellor ... Read More»

80 Students Graduate from U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water

February 4, 2020 Contact: Sydney Smith Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 80 Students Graduate from U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water Karachi –  Future Pakistani engineers and technicians in water science received their degrees today during the graduation ceremony at the Center for Advanced Studies in Water, thanks to a program funded ... Read More»

USAID Pakistan partnered with UNDP Pakistan to lunch a Business Incubation Program for the youth of the Newly Merged Districts (NMDs) of KP

USAID Pakistan partnered with  UNDP Pakistan  to lunch a Business Incubation Program for the youth of the Newly Merged Districts (NMDs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Islamabad. 180 entrepreneurs from Khyber, North and South Waziristan districts (of which 54 will be women entrepreneurs) will receive month-long business incubation services. The training includes hands-on practical workshops on various business ... Read More»

U.S. and the Sindh Government Open Another State-of-the-Art School in Karachi

February 03, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan Contact: U.S. Consulate Karachi Public Affairs Section (021-3527500) U.S. and the Sindh Government Open Another State-of-the-Art School in Karachi Karachi – Local students in Karachi will have a new school for their education this year thanks to an on-going partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) ... Read More»

U.S. and Sindh Government Partner to Improve Wastewater Management in Jacobabad

February 3, 2020 Contact: Sydney Smith Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. and Sindh Government Partner to Improve Wastewater Management in Jacobabad Karachi – Residents of Jacobabad will enjoy clean water supply and wastewater management systems, thanks to United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Sindh Municipal Services Program (MSP). USAID Mission ... Read More»

Statement on Ambassador Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

Islamabad – February 1, 2020: U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on January 31.  In his meetings with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and other government officials, Ambassador Khalilzad discussed U.S. efforts to facilitate a political settlement to end the war in Afghanistan. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Country-wide Event:  Coronavirus Outbreak in China The Department of State recommends that travelers avoid all travel to China, due to an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, which can be spread from person to person.  As of January 31, the Pakistan Health Ministry has announced that there are no confirmed ... Read More»

U.S. and Pakistan Give the English Classroom a 21st Century Update

January 18, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan Contact: U.S. Consulate Karachi Public Affairs Section (021-3527500) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. and Pakistan Give the English Classroom a 21st Century Update Karachi – January 18, 2020:  The U.S. Consulate in Karachi welcomed English language professionals and university students to the English Language Expo 2020, focusing on “Digital Innovations ... Read More»

U.S.-Pakistan Partnership Transforms Farmers’ Lives Through Access to Innovative Agricultural Technologies

January 15, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723) 01/ 2020 Islamabad, January 15, 2020 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the first-ever ‘Modernizing Agriculture through Innovative Technologies Conference 2020’ in Islamabad today.  The event showcased the transformational impact of the U.S.-Pakistan partnership to advance ... Read More»

United States Deputy Chief of Mission John Hoover and Consul General CB Toney visited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly

United States Deputy Chief of Mission John Hoover and Consul General CB Toney visited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly and met with Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani, Deputy Speaker Mehmood Jan and the Chairperson of the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus Maliha Asghar Khan. Dera manana to Speaker Ghani for a wonderful tour of the historic KP Assembly Hall. Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location:  Areas between Faisal Chowk (Mall Road) and the Lahore Press Club (Shimla Hill Circle), Lahore, Pakistan Event:  On January 12, at approximately 1400, several organizations are expected to join in holding an anti-American protest.  The protest is expected to begin at Faisal Chowk on Mall Road and end at the Lahore Press Club near Shimla ... Read More»

Consul General CB Toney hosted representatives of the United Nations Development Program (#UNDP) Pakistan office

Consul General CB Toney hosted representatives of the United Nations Development Program ( #UNDP ) Pakistan office and discussed USAID-supported development programs in the newly merged districts (NMDs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. USAID is partnering with UNDP to develop the capacity of the KP government to implement reforms in the NMDs .  #USAID  and UNDP are also providing ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location:  Lahore Press Club (Shimla Hill Circle) Lahore, Pakistan Event:  Today, at approximately 1530, a student union is expected to hold an anti-American protest at the Lahore Press Club near Shimla Hill Circle. The protest may cause traffic delays and unplanned transportation disruptions. Increased police presence has been deployed.  Cellular service in the city may ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Country-wide Event:  Given possible reactions to recent events in Iraq, the U.S. Embassy has restricted travel by U.S. government employees.  U.S. government personnel in Pakistan are required to postpone non-essential official movements and most personal movements.  U.S. citizens in Pakistan should monitor their surroundings for possible demonstrations and suspicious activity. Actions to Take: Avoid crowds Keep ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location:  Lahore Press Club (Shimla Hill Circle) Lahore, Pakistan Event:  Today, at approximately at 1600, Majlis Wahdat Ul Muslimeen is expected to protest at the Lahore Press Club near Shimla Hill Circle.  This protest is against the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.  The protest may cause traffic delays, unplanned transportation disruptions, and ... Read More»

#Partners4Prosperity Highlights the U.S.-Pakistan Partnership

Islamabad, December 31, 2019 – Did you know the United States is the largest provider of grant-based support to the government of Pakistan?  For over 70 years, America has partnered with Pakistan to further Pakistan’s development priorities, including in energy, health care for vulnerable populations, women’s empowerment, education and teacher training, support to law enforcement, and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Consulate General, Karachi, Pakistan

Location: Karachi Event:  As the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebration approaches, we remind U.S. citizens that the holiday is often associated with an increase in traffic restrictions, increased vehicular/pedestrian traffic, and a large security presence throughout Karachi.  In addition, the custom of local “celebratory gunfire” to ring in the New Year takes place in and around ... Read More»

U.S.-Pakistan Partnership Strengthens Governance And Democracy

Islamabad, December 23, 2019 – The United States is a dedicated, long-term partner of Pakistan in promoting good governance and democracy.  On Monday, December 23, more than 200 representatives from civil society organizations gathered to celebrate the achievements of the U.S.- funded Citizens’ Voice Project, which advanced citizen engagement with public and elected institutions to promote transparent, accountable, ... Read More»

Consul General Sebron and USAID Deputy Mission Director Nehrbass met community members from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

#USAID  and Pakistan building a better future! Consul General Sebron and USAID Deputy Mission Director Nehrbass met community members from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These districts have been a primary focus for us to build tomorrow’s leaders, increasing transparency of local government and improving livelihood. We were excited to learn about their success and challenges. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: January 15, 2020, Town Hall Meeting in Islamabad

     Message for U.S. Citizens: January Town Hall Meeting in Islamabad December 20, 2019   The American Citizens Services unit of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad will hold a town hall meeting for U.S. citizens on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.   The town hall will provide U.S. citizens an opportunity to learn more about the U.S. ... Read More»

VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS

  Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!   Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register ... Read More»

CG Toney and USAID Deputy Mission Director Nehrbass met with a group of Arizona State University program graduates

USAID Pakistan has partnered with University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar and Arizona State University  to focus on applied research relevant to Pakistan’s energy needs and help produce skilled graduates in the energy field. CG Toney and USAID Deputy Mission Director Nehrbass met with a group of program graduates who started a residential solar installation company and plan ... Read More»

16th Annual Fulbright Alumni Conference Celebrates Pakistani Alumni Trailblazers in Key Sectors Countrywide

Islamabad, December 16, 2019 – More than 200 Fulbright alumni participated December 13-16 in the 16th annual Fulbright Alumni Conference.  This year’s theme “Global Best Practices in a Local Context” highlighted the diverse ways in which Fulbright alumni are blazing new paths for Pakistan in agriculture, education, the arts, and media.  The Fulbright Student Program, ... Read More»

Statement on Ambassador Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

Islamabad – December 13, 2019: U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on December 13. In his meetings with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and other government officials, Ambassador Khalilzad discussed the current status of U.S.-Taliban talks. He welcomed Pakistan’s support for a ... Read More»

Deputy Assistant Secretary Ervin Massinga Discusses Trade and Economy With FPCCI

December 13, 2019 Contact: Sydney Smith Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Deputy Assistant Secretary Ervin Massinga Discusses Trade and Economy With FPCCI Karachi – Good governance, long-term capacity building, and market-based policies are the keys to a thriving private sector and sustained economic growth.  U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ervin Massinga delivered this message ... Read More»

Deputy Assistant Sec. Ervin Massinga delivers remarks to Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce

REMARKS ERVIN MASSINGA, DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PAKISTAN AFFAIRS BUREAU OF SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE KARACHI, PAKISTAN DECEMBER 13, 2019 As delivered. Good afternoon. It is an honor to be speaking before the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry – a group of such distinguished ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location:  Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Jail Road, Shadman Area,  Lahore, Pakistan Event:  Protests by lawyers at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) have turned violent.  The protests and police response are causing major traffic disruptions.  The Consulate recommends avoiding Jail Road and Mall Road in the vicinity of PIC. The lawyers groups involved in the protests have indicated they ... Read More»

Consul General Silberstein Highlights U.S.-Pakistan Partnership in Southern Sindh

December 6, 2019 Contact: Sydney Smith Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Consul General Silberstein Highlights U.S.-Pakistan Partnership in Southern Sindh Karachi – A U.S. Consulate Karachi team advanced the U.S. relationship with the people of Pakistan during a December 3 to 6 trip to southern Sindh. Discussing his trip, which included a tour of one ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location:  Lahore Township Area, Lahore, Pakistan Event:  An explosion was reported at approximately 8:45 PM on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  An investigation of the incident is ongoing.  Exercise caution if you are in the vicinity of the explosion.  U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling off the Consulate compound at present. Actions to Take: Avoid the area ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location:  Ghulam Nabi Colony area on Multan Road near Samanabad, Lahore, Pakistan Event:  An explosion was reported midday on Friday, November 29, 2019.  An investigation of the incident is ongoing, but local media reports indicate the explosion may have been an improvised explosive device placed in an auto-rickshaw. Actions to Take: Avoid the area of ... Read More»

United States Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Paul Jones on visiting the historic Mohabbat Khan mosque

Pakhair Raghlay to the United States Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Paul Jones on visiting the City of Flowers. Ambassador Jones and Mrs. Jones visited the historic Mohabbat Khan mosque in the heart of Peshawar city. Dera manana to Moulana Muhammad Tayyab Qureshi for hosting Ambassador Jones and for a wonderful tour of the iconic mosque. ... Read More»

Ambassador Wells’ Remarks on the “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor”

Location: The Wilson Center, Washington DC Date: November 21, 2019 Mr. Kugelman:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Thank you for coming today.  My name is Michael Kugelman.  I’m the Senior Associate for South Asia here at the Wilson Center. We are delighted to welcome to the Wilson Center Ambassador Alice Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of ... Read More»

U.S. Boosts Economic Growth in Pakistan by Supporting Entrepreneurship

November 23, 2019 U.S. Mission Pakistan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: U.S. Consulate Karachi Public Affairs Section (021-3527500) U.S. Boosts Economic Growth in Pakistan by Supporting Entrepreneurship Karachi – November 23, 2019: The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi celebrated the culmination of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) November 18-24, with a closing ceremony attended by entrepreneurs from ... Read More»

Getting Dirty to Get Clean! U.S. Government English Language Teachers and Alumni Join Local Environmental Campaign during South Asian Summit

November 20, 2019 U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723) 35/ 2019   Getting Dirty to Get Clean! U.S. Government English Language Teachers and Alumni Join Local Environmental Campaign during South Asian Summit   Islamabad, November 20, 2019 – The U.S. government’s English language programs place a special ... Read More»

U.S. Mission Supports Training for Customs Probationary Officer Class

November 22, 2019 Contact: Sydney Smith Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Mission Supports Training for Customs Probationary Officer Class Karachi – In support of the United States’ ongoing commitment to strengthening Pakistan’s law enforcement organizations, Acting Consul General Jack Hillmeyer today joined Customs Chief Collector (Enforcement-South) Dr. Wasif Ali Memon for the closing ceremony ... Read More»

Pakistani Musicians and Students Pay a Musical Tribute to Daniel Pearl’s Life and Contributions to Press Freedom

November 17, 2019 U.S. Mission Pakistan Contact: U.S. Consulate Karachi Public Affairs Section (021-3527500) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pakistani Musicians and Students Pay a Musical Tribute to Daniel Pearl’s Life and Contributions to Press Freedom Karachi – November 17, 2019: Acting U.S. Consul General Jack Hillmeyer welcomed a festive crowd of 200 music lovers to a ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate Provides English Training and Opportunities to 125 Students

November 6, 2019 U.S. Mission Pakistan Contact: U.S. Consulate Karachi Public Affairs Section (021-3527500) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Consulate Provides English Training and Opportunities to 125 Students English Access Microscholarship Program – Horizon Opening Ceremony with students from Karachi and Tando Adam Karachi – November 6, 2019: The U.S. Consulate in Karachi welcomed 125 students ... Read More»

Statement on Ambassador Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

Islamabad – October 30, 2019:  Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on October 28-29.  In his meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and other government officials, Ambassador Khalilzad discussed the current status of the Afghan peace process and the importance of reducing violence.  ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad

Location:  Country-wide  Event:  Large protests by various opposition groups are expected to converge on Islamabad on Tuesday, October 29.  This may cause disruptions throughout the city.  Although the protest groups and the government have been negotiating, the protesters plan to stay in Islamabad for an extended period, and violence between protesters and police remains a ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location: Chehlum Procession Route from Dehli Gate/ Nisar Haveli to Karbala Gamay Shah, Lahore, Pakistan Event: A procession commemorating the Chehlum religious observance will take place beginning at approximately 0700 on Sunday, October 20 at the Dehli Gate/ Nisar Haveli (Walled City) area and proceed to the Karbala Gamay Shah. An image of the procession ... Read More»

WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY IN THE USA

Representatives from 25 U.S. universities met with thousands of students and their parents across Pakistan  Islamabad – October 4, 2019:  With thousands of academic programs, world-class institutions, and unmatched flexibility, the United States offers a wealth of higher-education opportunities.  To better acquaint Pakistani students with the benefits of study in the United States, representatives from 25 ... Read More»

U.S. Universities Visit Karachi to Promote Higher Education Opportunities

October 2, 2019 Contact: Jason Green  Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 U.S. Universities Visit Karachi to Promote Higher Education Opportunities in Pakistan Karachi – October 2, 2019:  With thousands of academic programs, world-class institutions, and unmatched flexibility, the United States offers a wealth of higher-education opportunities. To better acquaint Pakistani students with the benefits ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location: Gaddafi Stadium and surrounding areas, Lahore, Pakistan Event: Cricket matches between the Pakistani and Sri Lankan national teams will take place at Gaddafi Stadium on October 5, 7, and 9, 2019. The events will result in widespread, significant traffic disruptions, including in the area of the U.S. Consulate General, caused by blocked streets, security ... Read More»

Students of Dadu to Benefit from United States Funded State-of-the-Art School

September 30, 2019 Contact: Jason Green Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Students of Dadu to Benefit from United States Funded State-of-the-Art School Dadu – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Director for Sindh and Balochistan Mark Sorensen and Program Director of Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP) Mushtaque Soomro along with Member of Provincial ... Read More»

U.S. Commercial Service Leads Pakistani Business Delegation to WEFTEC 2019

September 24, 2019 Contact: Jason Green   Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Commercial Service Leads Pakistani Business Delegation to WEFTEC 2019 Karachi – September 24, 2019: The U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) is leading a sixteen-member delegation of Pakistani companies to the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in Chicago, IL, USA, from ... Read More»

Ambassador Jones Visits Sindh Police Saeedabad Police Training College

September 18, 2019 Contact: Jason Green Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ambassador Jones Visits Sindh Police Saeedabad Police Training College Karachi – In support of the United States’ ongoing commitment to the capacity building of Pakistan’s law enforcement organizations, Ambassador Paul W. Jones toured the Saeedabad Police Training College today with Inspector General of Sindh ... Read More»

Ambassador Jones Promotes U.S. Trade and Economic Engagement in Visit to Port Qasim

September 18, 2019 Contact: Jason Green Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ambassador Jones Promotes U.S. Trade and Economic Engagement in Visit to Port Qasim Karachi – Ambassador Jones explored opportunities and challenges for greater trade and economic engagement between the United States and Pakistan during a visit to Port Qasim September 16. Port ... Read More»

From the American people: A State-of-the-Art School in Karachi

September 17, 2019 Contact: Jason Green Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From the American people: A State-of-the-Art School in Karachi Karachi –Ambassador Paul W. Jones and Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah today inaugurated a recently completed school that was constructed with support of the United States Agency for International Development ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Islamabad

Location:  Islamabad, Pakistan Event:  Large processions in and around Islamabad and Rawalpindi are expected from September 8 through September 11, due to the observance of the 9th and 10th days of Muharram.  During this period, there is special concern due to sectarian violence in the past.  There will be a heavy police presence throughout the city, ... Read More»

Maternal and Child Survival Improves in Sindh

August 29, 2019 Contact: Jason Green Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maternal and Child Survival Improves in Sindh Karachi: A conference to disseminate the key findings from successful interventions of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) to improve maternal and child survival in Sindh province was ... Read More»

United States and Sindh Launch New Criminal Law Textbook for Sindh Police

August 28, 2019 Contact: Jason Green Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE United States and Sindh Launch New Criminal Law Textbook for Sindh Police under the Curriculum Development Program Karachi – On Wednesday, August 28, Consul General Rob Silberstein and the U.S. Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Director Dorothy Ngutter joined ... Read More»

40 Students Graduate from U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water

March 8, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 40 Students Graduate from U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water Karachi: U.S. Consul General JoAnne Wagner today participated in a convocation ceremony at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, during which she joined Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in handing ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Karachi, Robert Silberstein pays homage to Quaid-e-Azam

August 7, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-35275375 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Consul General Karachi, Robert Silberstein pays homage to Quaid-e-Azam Karachi – U.S. Consul General Karachi Robert Silberstein, visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and paid his respects to the founder of Pakistan. Consul General Silberstein laid a floral wreath at the ... Read More»

Statement on Ambassador Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

Islamabad, August 02, 2019 –   Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on August 1 and 2 and held discussions with Pakistani leadership on developments in the Afghan peace process. In his meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and Chief of Army Staff General Javed Bajwa, Ambassador ... Read More»

Robert Silberstein assumes charge as U.S. Consul General in Karachi

August 1, 2019 Contact: Krish Das, Spokesperson 021-35275000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Robert Silberstein assumes charge as U.S. Consul General in Karachi KARACHI: Rob Silberstein assumed charge as the United States Consul General in Karachi on August 1, 2019. A career member of the United States Senior Foreign Service, he most recently served in Washington, DC ... Read More»

156 Pakistanis Prepare to Begin Fulbright Studies and Research in the United States

Islamabad, July 25, 2019 – After receiving the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, 156 Pakistani students will pursue Master’s and Ph.D. studies or teach at top universities in the United States.  U.S. Embassy Islamabad Chargé d’Affaires a.i. John Hoover congratulated the Pakistani students at an event preparing the recipients for the exchange program. “The American government believes ... Read More»

144 Pakistani Undergrads Head This Fall to U.S. Campuses

Islamabad, July 22, 2019 – Approximately 144 Pakistani undergraduate students received scholarships to study in the United States for one semester under the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) program funded by the U.S. government. Starting this September, the participants will take undergraduate classes at leading U.S. colleges and universities, as well as attend service-learning programs ... Read More»

U.S. Officials Visit New Islamabad Airport, Direct Flights Not Imminent

Islamabad, July 16, 2019 –Officials from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the U.S. Government agency that oversees airport and air carrier security, traveled to Pakistan this week.  They visited Islamabad’s new airport, viewed Pakistan’s aviation security infrastructure, and met with their Pakistani civil aviation counterparts.  During the visit to the Islamabad airport, representatives from the Pakistan ... Read More»

Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network Annual Conference Inspires Alumni to Serve as Change Agents in Their Communities

Islamabad, July 15, 2019 – This year’s Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) annual conference brought together approximately 200 Pakistani alumni of educational exchanges and English-language programs sponsored by the United States Government.  Under the theme, “Azm-e-Aalishan: The Power of Resolve” the conference, which took place from July 12 to 14 highlighted the inspirational stories of PUAN members ... Read More»

From the American people: a clean Jacobabad

June 24, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From the American people: a clean Jacobabad Jacobabad – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Director for Sindh and Balochistan Michael Hryshchyshyn handed over waste management equipment to Jacobabad municipality at the Deputy Commissioner office Jacobabad. These 80 waste management ... Read More»

From the American people: another state-of-the-art school for Sindh

June 19, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000 From the American people: another state-of-the-art school for Sindh On June 19, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Director for Sindh and Balochistan Michael Hryshchyshyn and Secretary Sindh Education and Literary Department, Qazi Pervez Shahid inaugurated a recently completed school constructed with USAID support ... Read More»

Peshawar Team Wins One Million Pakistani Rupees in StartUp Cup

Islamabad, June 14, 2019 — Entrepreneurs can change the way we live and work.  Their innovations often improve our standard of living.  Their entrepreneurial ventures create wealth and also jobs, as well as the conditions for a prosperous society.  This is the reason the U.S. Embassy partnered with the youth of Pakistan in StartUp Cup, ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U.S. Consulate Karachi

Location:  Sindh Province Event: Cyclone Vayu, currently categorized as a tropical cyclone, is expected to impact Sindh Province beginning Thursday, June 13.  Widespread dust and thundershowers with scattered heavy to very heavy rainfalls are expected in the Badin, Thatta, and Tharparkar districts of Sindh.  Sea breeze is likely to remain cut off, resulting in heatwave-like conditions in ... Read More»

Statement on the Conclusion of Special Representative Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

June 03, 2019 U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723) 21/2019 Islamabad, June 3, 2019 –   Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on June 2 and held discussions with Pakistani leadership on developments in the Afghan peace process.  Ambassador Khalilzad met Prime Minister Imran Khan, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Islamabad

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan Event: On Friday, May 31, 2019, Al-Quds Day rallies are expected in the city of Islamabad after the conclusion of afternoon prayers (approximately 14:00 hours). In the past, participants in Al-Quds Day rallies have chanted anti-Israeli and anti-American slogans and burned the flags of both countries. An increased police presence is anticipated ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Islamabad, Pakistan Event:  Local media sources report clashes have occurred between demonstrators and police on Jinnah Avenue near Express Chowk, near the Marriott Hotel on Agha Khan Road and near the NADRA intersection.  The Red Zone has been closed to traffic.  U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed to avoid these areas. Embassy Operations:  Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Lahore, Pakistan

May 24, 2019 Location:  Lahore, from Nisar Haveli to Karbala Gamay Shah Event:  On May 27, 2019, at approximately 3:00 a.m., the central procession of Youm-e-Ali is expected to begin at Nisar Haveli and proceed to Karbala Gamay Shah. This is expected to be a large procession, with dozens of smaller processions from various parts ... Read More»

Security Alert –U.S. Embassy Islamabad

Security Alert –U.S. Embassy Islamabad May 24, 2019 Location:  Islamabad, Pakistan Event:   Public processions will be held in Islamabad on Sunday, May 26, and in other parts of the country on Monday, May 27, 2019, related to Youm-e-Ali.  Increased police presence is anticipated throughout the capital and especially in the vicinity of the scheduled procession in ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Islamabad, Pakistan   Event:   An anti-U.S. demonstration is scheduled to take place at the Islamabad Press Club located in F-6/1 at 16:00 hours today.  U.S. Government personnel have been instructed to avoid the area surrounding the Islamabad Press Club for the duration of the demonstration.   Actions to Take:   Avoid the area surrounding the ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Karachi, Pakistan

Location:  Karachi, Pakistan Event:  The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi reminds U.S. citizens that terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Pakistan.  Due to security concerns, unofficial movements of U.S. Consulate personnel have been restricted for the period including the last two weeks of Ramadan and Eid.  Included in these travel restrictions are a variety ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Karachi, Pakistan (May 11, 2019)

Location: Pearl Continental Hotel, Balochistan, Pakistan Event: The consulate is aware of media reports of an ongoing attack at the Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar, Balochistan province.  Local authorities are on the scene. Actions to Take: Avoid the area of the Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar Monitor local media for updates Avoid crowds Avoid demonstrations Keep a ... Read More»

U.S. Mission Pakistan NowCast Air Quality Index

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates’ air quality monitors measure airborne fine particulate matter (commonly referred to as PM 2.5 because they are less than or equal to 2.5 microns in diameter) on the compounds of the Embassy and Consulates. Data from a single monitoring station cannot be applied to an entire city. Therefore, air quality ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Lahore, Pakistan

Location:  Data Darbar Shrine, Lahore, Pakistan   Event: An explosion has been reported in the vicinity of the Data Darbar Shrine in Lahore.  There are reports of several casualties and injuries.  Effective immediately, U.S. Consulate Lahore personnel movements have been restricted.   Consulate Operations:  Consulate operations are normal.   Actions to Take:   Avoid the ... Read More»

American and Pakistani Filmmakers Share Ideas with Audiences

Islamabad, May 03, 2019 – From April 22-May 3, Pakistani and American filmmakers are taking part in the American Film Showcase, joining with industry-experts, university students, and the general public to discuss technical and thematic issues in film.  Discussions explore the various techniques of digital story telling. The American Film Showcase features U.S. envoy Galen ... Read More»

U.S.-Pakistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement Aims to Create Jobs and Growth

Islamabad, May 2, 2019 –As part of ongoing efforts to create jobs and economic growth in both countries, Pakistan and the United States on May 2nd held regular consultations under the U.S.-Pakistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).  The goal of the TIFA meetings is to expand bilateral trade and investment in both goods and services. At ... Read More»

Pakistan-U.S. Cooperation Boosts Local Agricultural Sector

Islamabad, May 02, 2019 – Representatives from government, academia, and business gathered today to celebrate the successful conclusion of a four-year program focused on improving the agricultural sector.  Pakistan-U.S. cooperation helped Pakistani agricultural products gain access to bigger markets and provided support for international marketing and sales efforts.  The United States-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market ... Read More»

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visits Pakistan

Islamabad, April 30, 2019 – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells visited Islamabad April 29-30 to review key items on our bilateral agenda and to discuss regional security, including joint efforts to advance the Afghan peace process. Ambassador Wells met with the Finance Adviser to the Prime Minister Abdul ... Read More»

U.S. Mission Pakistan Starts Publishing Air Quality Data

Islamabad, April 30, 2019 –  U.S. Mission Pakistan, as part of a broader State Department global effort, installed two regulatory-grade air quality monitors at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. This initiative was done in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and utilizes the best available technology. Real-time publication of air quality data will be available ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Karachi attended the first-ever U.S. Pulses Seminar in Pakistan

April 30, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Consul General Karachi attended the first-ever U.S. Pulses Seminar in Pakistan Karachi: On April 30, Consul General JoAnne Wagner attended the first-ever U.S. Pulses Seminar titled “USA Pulses – the Standard for Quality” in Karachi. The seminar was organized in collaboration between FAS ... Read More»

U.S. Government’s initiatives to augment Pakistan’s ICT sector highlighted at Momentum Conference 2019

April 30, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Government’s initiatives to augment Pakistan’s ICT sector highlighted at Momentum Conference 2019 Karachi: On April 30, Consul General JoAnne Wagner participated in the opening ceremony of the Momentum Conference 2019 and provided an overview of the U.S. Government’s key initiatives to augment Pakistan’s ... Read More»

Statement on the Conclusion of Special Representative Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad from April 29 to 30 to hold discussions with Pakistani leadership on developments in the Afghan peace process. Ambassasor Khalilzad met Foreign Secretary Mahmood and other officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as Chief of Army Staff Bajwa and senior military officials. ... Read More»

USAID Introducing Innovative Technologies for the Development of Pakistan’s Agriculture Sector

April 29, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USAID Introducing Innovative Technologies for the Development of Pakistan’s Agriculture Sector Karachi: On April 29, Consul General JoAnne Wagner inaugurated the Electronic Beam (E-Beam) irradiation facility established through support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded U.S.-Pakistan Partnerships for Agricultural Market ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate, Pakistan Cricket Board, and Peshawar Zalmi Foundation Promote Leadership and Health through Cricket

Lahore – April 29, 2019: Forty young women from Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa completed a two-day U.S. government-funded cricket camp at the National Cricket Academy, participating in activities designed to build leadership skills and encourage healthy lifestyles. “These students are now better prepared to face the challenges life brings and take on leadership roles in ... Read More»

Correction for the Record

Islamabad, April 25, 2019 – Several media outlets have erroneously reported that the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is building a firing range on the U.S. Embassy compound. These reports are baseless and untrue.  In fact, the U.S. Embassy responded to multiple requests from the Government of Pakistan and, with the approval of the Ministry of the ... Read More»

New Prosecution Training Academy Made Possible by KP-U.S. Partnership

Peshawar, April 24, 2019: A partnership between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and the United States will make possible construction of a new training academy that will educate hundreds of KP prosecutors and police each year, strengthening the justice system in the province. On Wednesday, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Prosecution Service celebrated starting construction of the new ... Read More»

New CENTCOM Commander General McKenzie Visits Islamabad

U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723) 11/201 Islamabad, April 8, 2019: U.S. Marine General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., completed a two-day visit to Pakistan today, his first since assuming command of United States Central Command. General McKenzie met with high-level Pakistani civilian and military leaders, as well ... Read More»

Statement on the Conclusion of Special Representative Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Islamabad from April 5 to 6 to continue discussions with the Pakistani civilian and military leadership on the status of the Afghanistan peace process.  Special Representative Khalilzad met with Foreign Minister Qureshi, Foreign Secretary Janjua, and Chief of Army Staff Bajwa.  In his meetings, Ambassador Khalilzad ... Read More»

Pakistanis and Americans Join Together to Celebrate U.S. Independence Day

Islamabad, April 04, 2019 – To celebrate the 243rd anniversary of American independence, the U.S. Embassy hosted Pakistani officials, businesspeople, civil society, celebrities, and friends for a celebration that included music, traditional American food, and simulated fireworks.  The evening’s guest of honor was Mr. Omar Ayub Khan, Federal Minister for Energy.  Under the theme of “Building a Vision,” ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Lahore and TEVTA Partner to Provide English Language Training in Bahawalpur and Lahore

        Lahore – April 3, 2019:  U.S. Consul General Colleen Crenwelge joined Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairperson Nadeem-ur-Rehman and two implementing partners – the Lahore Institute of Future Education and the DOVE Foundation – for the signing of a memorandum of understanding to provide English language training to 160 ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador’s Visit to Karachi Highlights Pakistani-U.S. Ties

March 30, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Ambassador’s Visit to Karachi Highlights Pakistani-U.S. Ties Karachi: U.S. Ambassador Paul W. Jones, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., emphasized the importance of Karachi as the economic hub of Pakistan, highlighted the importance of people-to-people ties, and celebrated U.S. Independence Day with the citizens of southern ... Read More»

U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council Launches Training and Mentorship Programs

Islamabad, March 29, 2019 – Rising Pakistani women business leaders will have access to world-class mentoring and training through the expansion of the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council, a unique public-private partnership between the U.S. Government, Texas A&M University, and private companies and organizations in the United States and Pakistan.  This announcement came during an event at ... Read More»

Sindh Demographic and Health Survey 2017-18 Indicates Progress

March 28, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sindh Demographic and Health Survey 2017-18 Indicates Progress Karachi: The regional survey results of the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2017-18, were released today at a provincial seminar organized by National Institute of Population Studies (NIPS). The seminar highlighted major improvements in child ... Read More»

Director of U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water receives Sitara-e-Imtiaz Award

March 27, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Director of U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water receives Sitara-e-Imtiaz Award Karachi: On March 23, President Dr. Arif Alvi conferred the Sitara-e-Imtiaz award on Dr. Steven Burian, who directs the technical team at the University of Utah in the United States, in support ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Karachi inaugurates cold storage facility for vegetable exporters

March 22, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Consul General Karachi inaugurates cold storage facility for vegetable exporters Karachi: On March 22, Consul General JoAnne Wagner inaugurated a state-of-the-art cold storage facility for vegetable exporters. This facility was established through support by the U.S.-Pakistan Partnerships for Agricultural Market Development (AMD), funded ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General’s Multan Visit Highlights U.S.-Pakistan Cooperation

Multan – March 19, 2019: U.S. Consul General Colleen Crenwelge highlighted U.S.-Pakistan cooperation on a range of issues and encouraged job skills development for Pakistan’s youth during a March 18-19 visit to Multan. She welcomed students to two new U.S. government-funded English language programs, inaugurated a solar power system supported by the United States, distributed ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad (March 20, 2019)

Location:  Islamabad, Pakistan Event:  On March 20, 2019, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) summoned leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party for an investigation.  As of 11:00 hours on March 20, 2019, around 300 demonstrators have gathered at the NADRA intersection to demonstrate against the NAB. Clashes are reported between police and demonstrators.  Arrests have occurred.  Injuries ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad (March 18, 2019)

Location:  Islamabad, Pakistan Event: Pakistan Day is a national public holiday held on March 23 to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 1940.  Government operations, including a military parade, will significantly affect traffic in Islamabad during dress rehearsals scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (0800 hours to 1400 hours) and Thursday, March 21 (0800 hours to 1400 hours), ... Read More»

Research on USAID’s reading interventions launched

March 15, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Research on USAID’s reading interventions launched Karachi: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Director for Sindh and Balochistan, Michael Hryshchyshyn, today launched a report on research recently conducted to assess the significance of reading interventions under USAID Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP). The report ... Read More»

Public Notice on Visa Changes – Reciprocity Fees and Visa Validity

March 05, 2019                                                                                  Contact: U.S. Embassy For Immediate Release                                                                     Public Affairs Section 03/2019                                                                                               051-201-5427; 051-201-4423   Public Notice on Visa Changes – Reciprocity Fees and Visa Validity   Effective January 21, 2019, an additional fee will be charged for H (Temporary Work Visa), I (Journalist and Media Visa), L (Intercompany Transfer Visa), and ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador’s Fund to Award 200 New Grants

March 5, 2019 Contact: Will Holton Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Ambassador’s Fund to Award 200 New Grants Karachi – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced new funding opportunities from the Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program. During the current five-year cycle, running from 2017-2022, this program will award approximately 200 grants ... Read More»

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Gets First Burns and Trauma Center

Peshawar, March 05, 2019:  Burn victims in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) can now receive treatment in Peshawar thanks to the newly opened Burns and Trauma Center.  While burn victims previously had to travel long distances to other parts of Pakistan for treatment, this new world-class center ensures they will receive high quality services closer to home.  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Pakistan

Location:  Pakistan Event:  Pakistan has issued an updated Notice to Airmen announcing that Pakistani airspace opened on a partial basis starting at 6:00 p.m. on March 1, 2019. According to an active  Travel Advisory  for Pakistan issued on February 13, 2019, U.S. citizens are urged to reconsider travel to Pakistan.  As stated in the  Travel Advisory ,  India and Pakistan maintain a ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Pakistan

February 28, 2019 Location: Pakistan Event: Pakistan has issued an updated Notice to Airmen announcing the closure of its commercial airspace until 1:00 p.m. on March 1, 2019. This temporary closure may be extended. According to an active Travel Advisory  for Pakistan issued on February 13, 2019, U.S. citizens are urged to reconsider travel to Pakistan. As ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Pakistan

Location:  Pakistan Event:  Pakistan has issued a Notice to Airmen announcing the closure of its commercial airspace until 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2019.  This temporary closure may be extended. According to an active  Travel Warning  for Pakistan issued on August 1, 2018, U.S. citizens are urged to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan.  As stated in the  Travel Warning , India ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Concern Regarding India-Pakistan Tensions

Following Indian counter-terrorism actions on February 26, I spoke with Indian Minister of External Affairs Swaraj to emphasize our close security partnership and shared goal of maintaining peace and security in the region. I also spoke to Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi to underscore the priority of de-escalating current tensions by avoiding military action, and the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Sponsors 2nd Largest National Moot Competition in the World

From February 20-23, law students and legal practitioners from across Pakistan came to Islamabad for the Pakistan National Rounds of the 2019 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the world’s largest such competition.  The U.S. Mission in Pakistan sponsored the event, which attracted thirty-two teams from law schools throughout Pakistan. This year’s competitors ... Read More»

United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel D. Brownback visits Pakistan

 Islamabad, February 23, 2019 – United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback visited Islamabad February 22-23 to discuss how the United States and Pakistan can work together to advance religious freedom and promote interfaith dialogue and respect both in Pakistan and internationally. Ambassador Brownback met with Foreign Minister Qureshi, Minister for ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Colleen Crenwelge today awarded certificates to 180 graduates of the U.S. Department of State-funded E

Lahore, February 19, 2019:  U.S. Consul General Colleen Crenwelge today awarded certificates to 180 graduates of the U.S. Department of State-funded English Access Microscholarship Program in Lahore.  Mufti Raghib Naeemi of Jamia Naeemia and his wife also attended the ceremony, which was hosted by the Access program’s implementing partner, the Lahore Institute of Future Education (LIFE). ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador’s Visit to Punjab Reaffirms America’s Commitment to the People of Pakistan

U.S. Ambassador Paul W. Jones, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., emphasized the importance of the Punjab region and reaffirmed the value of the U.S.-Pakistan partnership during his February 12-13 trip to Lahore. Ambassador Jones called on Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, discussed opportunities for investment in the region with members of the business community, and met with ... Read More»

Ambassador Paul Jones Welcomes Newly Elected Leaders of Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network

Islamabad, February 11, 2019 – Fifty-two newly elected leaders of the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) met in Islamabad to kick off their terms leading its efforts to strengthen ties between the United States and Pakistan. Representing the network of over 29,000 Pakistani alumni of U.S. government-funded overseas and in-country exchange programs, these new PUAN leaders from across ... Read More»

U.S. Mission Pakistan Announces 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit Opportunity

February 11, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Mission Pakistan Announces 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit Opportunity KARACHI, PAKISTAN – The U.S. Mission to Pakistan announced today that the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit is actively looking for companies across Pakistan to take part in this year’s SelectUSA delegation to the United ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Lahore Organizes Cricket Coaching Camp to Support Women’s Leadership through Sports Initiatives

Lahore, December 21, 2018:  U.S. Consul General Colleen Crenwelge today welcomed 25 young women between the ages of 12 and 20 to a cricket coaching camp organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore in collaboration with the Pakistan Cricket Board, the National Cricket Academy, and Galaxy Sports.  The program promoted gender equality and women’s ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Lahore Inaugurates English Access Microscholarship Program in Sargodha

Sargodha, December 20, 2018 – U.S. Consul General Colleen Crenwelge today welcomed 125 Pakistani students to the U.S. Department of State-funded English Access Microscholarship Program in Sargodha. The Access program provides English language skills to students between the ages of 13 and 20 through free after-school classes and intensive learning activities related to U.S. and ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Welcomes New “Access” English Language Students

Peshawar, December 18, 2018 – Students from Islamia College Peshawar and FATA University Kohat began a two-year Access English-language scholarship program this week.  The Access program provides a foundation of English-language and leadership skills to talented 13-20 year olds from economically disadvantaged communities.  Consul General Jonathan Shrier launched two new Access programs for 100 students ... Read More»

United States and Sindh Police Inaugurate Firearms Simulators to Increase Police Training Capacity and Operational Readiness

December 12, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE United States and Sindh Police Inaugurate Firearms Simulators to Increase Police Training Capacity and Operational Readiness On December 12, the Saeedabad Police Training College in Karachi received over 377 million rupees (2.7 million USD) worth of firearms simulators to improve the capacity of the ... Read More»

National Police Academy Improves Police Training

Islamabad, November 27, 2018 – On Tuesday, November 27, the National Police Academy (NPA) unveiled a state-of-the-art driving simulator, new classrooms, and security upgrades to their facility.  Together, these items will enable the NPA, Pakistan’s premier police training institution, to increase its training capacity and better develop the current and future leaders of the Police ... Read More»

Baltistan Farmers Increase Production and Profits

Islamabad, November 26, 2018 – Income and productivity are up for more than 8,000 farmers in Baltistan – for some as much as 40 percent. This is just one of several achievements celebrated today at the conclusion of the US-funded Satpara Development Project, a seven-year effort to increase access to irrigation and spur economic growth ... Read More»

Attacks in Orakzai and Karachi, Pakistan

Statement by Heather Nauert Spokesperson, U.S. Department of State November 23, 2018: The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attacks in Orakzai and Karachi, Pakistan, which killed over 30 people and injured dozens more.  We send our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and wish for the speedy recovery of those injured.  ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert—U.S. Embassy Islamabad

Location:  Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi to Faizabad Intersection, Islamabad Event: A large demonstration by the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) is expected in Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Sunday, November 25, 2018, from mid-morning until evening. Past demonstrations have resulted in altercations among protestors to which police have responded.  Expect heavy police presence to maintain public safety, blocked and/or heavily congested roadways, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert—U. S. Consulate General – Lahore

  Demonstration Alert U.S. Consulate Lahore (November 15, 2018)     Location:  Lahore, Mall Road, between Avari Chowk and Nasir Bagh   Event:  U.S. Consulate Lahore cautions that beginning 11:00am on November 15, 2018, a large demonstration is expected in Lahore along Mall Road.  Mall Road will be closed from Avari Chowk through Nasir Bagh.  ... Read More»

Small Grants/Big Impact: More than 2 Million Helped by Community-based Initiatives

Islamabad, November 13, 2018 – Representatives from organizations working throughout Pakistan gathered in Islamabad to celebrate the impact of initiatives supported by USAID’s Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program.  Since the funding program was established in 2010, grants have provided assistance to organizations working in some of the most remote and underserved geographic locations in ... Read More»

Continued United States Government support for Sindh development priorities

November 13, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Continued United States Government support for Sindh development priorities Karachi – On November 13, U.S. Consul General JoAnne Wagner participated with representatives from the international community in an event organized by the Government of Sindh Planning and Development Department to release the ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad

Security Alert –U.S. Embassy Islamabad November 8, 2018 Location:  Islamabad, Pakistan Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad reminds U.S. citizens that terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Pakistan. Due to continuing security concerns, travel restrictions on U.S. Embassy personnel remain in place, including limits on visits to Pakistani government facilities, universities and shopping malls.  ... Read More»

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visits Pakistan

Islamabad, November 7, 2018 – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells visited Islamabad November 6-7, to review key items on our bilateral agenda, including the upcoming Geneva Conference on Afghanistan and joint efforts to advance the Afghan peace process. Ambassador Wells met with Minister of Finance Asad ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert—U.S. Mission Pakistan

Location: Pakistan Event: Mission Pakistan cautions U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to continue at various locations throughout Pakistan in reaction to the Supreme Court decision regarding the Asia Bibi court case, particularly around the time of afternoon prayer on Friday, November 2, 2018.  Demonstrations have resulted in altercations among protestors to which police have ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Pakistan

November 2, 2018 Location: Pakistan Event: Mission Pakistan cautions U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to continue at various locations throughout Pakistan in reaction to the Supreme Court decision regarding the Asia Bibi court case, particularly around the time of afternoon prayer on Friday, November 2, 2018. Demonstrations have resulted in altercations among protestors to ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Pakistan

(October 31, 2018) Location: Pakistan Event: Mission Pakistan cautions U.S. citizens that beginning Wednesday, October 31, demonstrations are expected at various locations throughout Pakistan in reaction to the Supreme Court decision regarding the Asia Bibi court case. Past demonstrations have resulted in violent altercations among protestors, heavy police presence in major cities to maintain public ... Read More»

KP Community Leaders Share Experiences of Visiting U.S.-funded Project Sites

Islamabad, October 29, 2018: On Monday, October 29, community leaders from six Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) districts — Lower Dir, Swat, Mardan, Swabi, Charsadda, and Peshawar — shared their experiences of improved agriculture practices, skills development programs for women and youth, girls’ education, and increased economic opportunities with Pakistani and U.S. government officials at a gathering in ... Read More»

The United States promotes the development of clean energy in Sindh

October 29, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The United States promotes the development of clean energy in Sindh Karachi – The U. S. Consul General in Karachi, JoAnne Wagner today visited the wind corridor in Jhimpir to review U.S. Government investments in the area. She visited the Jhimpir-1 grid ... Read More»

Law Students Attend Advocacy Seminars

Islamabad, October 26, 2018 – Hundreds of law students from multiple universities in Islamabad attended two seminars, where they received lessons on oral advocacy, legal writing, international law, and moot court practice from Pakistani experts and with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice.  A class of approximately 100 law students attended a seminar ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Paul Jones, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Calls on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Chief Minister

Peshawar – Ambassador Paul Jones, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., of the United States of America, called on Governor Shah Farman and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan during his visit to Peshawar. During his meetings with provincial leadership, Ambassador Jones discussed political, economic, and security issues in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) including the newly merged tribal districts.  He also ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General – Karachi

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General – Karachi (October 24, 2018) Location:  Karachi, Sindh   Event:  The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi reminds U.S. citizens that terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Pakistan. Due to continuing security concerns, travel restrictions on U.S. Consulate personnel remain in place. Included in these travel restrictions are ... Read More»

Pakistani and U.S. Experts Conserve Water in Gomal Zam Dam Area

Islamabad, October 23, 2018 – Over 50 senior Pakistani government officials, university leaders, and civil society experts met today for the opening of a three-day workshop with two U.S. Government scientists on watershed planning in the Gomal Zam Dam area. This workshop supports Pakistan’s ongoing efforts to conserve and manage watersheds and water usage benefiting ... Read More»

Pakistan-U.S. Effort to Safeguard Children’s Food

Islamabad, October 17, 2018 – Researchers, government agencies, and private businesses from Pakistan and the United States announced today their cooperation to eliminate a toxic fungus that causes liver cancer and stunting in children. The joint effort also aims to improve nutrition and safeguard the health of Pakistan’s citizens by securing a disease-free food supply. ... Read More»

Security Alert:  Personal Security Reminder

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Personal Security Reminder October 17, 2018   The U.S. Mission in Islamabad reminds all U.S. citizens of the possibility of hazards from celebratory gunfire.  Although the likelihood of being struck is relatively low, falling rounds can cause injury or death.  Celebratory gunfire is most likely to occur on Friday and Saturday ... Read More»

United States Government assistance in Pakistan focuses on education and employment opportunities for youth

October 16, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE United States Government assistance in Pakistan focuses on education and employment opportunities for youth Karachi – U.S. Consul General JoAnne Wagner interacted with youth at a forum organized by the Karachi Rotoract Club and highlighted the role that youth can play for ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate Karachi: Message for U.S. Citizens (Voting for Mid-Term elections)

U.S. Consulate Karachi Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Message October 10, 2018   In order to vote for the mid-term election to be held on November 6, 2018, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) . Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Paul Jones, Chargé D’affaires A.I. Pays Homage to Quaid-e-Azam

October 10, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-35275375 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Ambassador Paul Jones, Chargé D’affaires A.I. Pays Homage to Quaid-e-Azam Karachi – U.S. Ambassador Paul Jones, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and paid his respects to the founder of Pakistan. Ambassador Jones laid a floral wreath at ... Read More»

Statement on the Conclusion of Special Representative Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

Islamabad, October 10, 2018: Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Islamabad on October 9 in his first visit to Pakistan since being named Special Representative by Secretary of State Pompeo. During his stay in Pakistan, Special Representative Khalilzad met with key officials in the government of Pakistan. He consulted with Pakistani leaders ... Read More»

33 U.S. Universities Visit Karachi to Promote Higher Education Opportunities in Pakistan

October 7, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 33 U.S. Universities Visit Karachi to Promote Higher Education Opportunities in Pakistan Karachi – October 7, 2018: To promote higher education opportunities for Pakistani students, representatives of 33 U.S. universities traveled to Karachi this week to host the biggest U.S. College Fair in Pakistan ... Read More»

World Teachers’ Day commemorated at U.S. Government-funded school in Gadap Town

October 5, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE World Teachers’ Day commemorated at U.S. Government-funded school in Gadap Town Karachi – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Sindh Community Mobilization Program commemorated World Teachers’ Day this afternoon at Government Boys Secondary School, Damba Village in Gadap Town, ... Read More»

U.S. Government upgrades Family Planning and Training Unit at Sandeman Provincial Hospital

October 4, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Government upgrades Family Planning and Training Unit at Sandeman Provincial Hospital Quetta –The newly upgraded Family Planning Training Unit (FPTU) at Sandeman Provincial Hospital. Funding for this activity was provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under its ... Read More»

U.S. Mission’s Youth Festival Celebrates Next Generation

Islamabad, October 4, 2018:  Two hundred students and young professionals from across Pakistan gathered at the “Good for Youth—Good For Pakistan” festival on October 4th, sponsored by USAID Pakistan. The festival brought together some of the brightest members of Pakistan’s next generation to exchange ideas about the country’s future and their role in shaping it. ... Read More»

USAID Hosts Renewable Energy Zone Workshop

Islamabad, October 3, 2018: USAID hosted seventy energy experts from across the country to learn about the potential for developing Renewable Energy Zones in Pakistan.  The goal of the two-day technical workshop was to introduce innovative and effective concepts for expediting and scaling up the commercial deployment of renewable energy projects that will make it ... Read More»

READOUT: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo met yesterday with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, following up on their September 5 discussions in Islamabad on a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest.  Welcoming the Foreign Minister, Secretary Pompeo said the ... Read More»

Ambassador Paul Jones, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Welcomes Newest Members of Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network

Islamabad, September 30, 2018 – Under the theme “Creating Lifelong Partnerships,” recently returned participants of the U.S. Mission’s professional-level exchange programs gathered for a New Alumni Conference in Islamabad on Saturday.  The conference, hosted by the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN), introduced over 120 exchange program alumni from across Pakistan to other U.S. Mission programs which will support their ongoing ... Read More»

Pakistani Customs and Law Enforcement Officials Study U.S. Border Security Management during U.S. Embassy-Hosted Tour

Islamabad, September 26, 2018 –  Five Pakistani Customs officials and one Federal Investigation Agency official recently returned from a study tour to Washington, D.C. and San Diego, California, hosted by the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The tour focused on securing and managing land-border ... Read More»

American Embassy Pakistan Announces the Arrival of Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Ambassador Paul Jones

Islamabad, September 24, 2018 – Ambassador Paul Jones began his assignment as the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. at the United States Embassy today.  Ambassador Jones will lead the United States Mission in Pakistan in its ongoing efforts to deepen the connections between the Pakistani and American people, and work with the new government of Pakistan towards ... Read More»

U.S. Commercial Service leads Pakistani business delegation to Global Security Exchange (GSX)

September 19, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Commercial Service leads Pakistani business delegation to Global Security Exchange (GSX) Karachi: The United States Commercial Service (USCS) will lead a delegation of Pakistani companies to the Global Security Exchange (GSX) trade show to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 25-27, 2018. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Mission Pakistan

Locations:  Islamabad:  On Thursday, September 20, two processions are expected to take place in the G6 sector of Islamabad, and on Saturday, September 22, in the Bari Imam area of Islamabad. On Friday, September 21, one procession is expected in the Raja Bazar area of Rawalpindi. From Thursday, September 20, through Saturday, September 22, smaller ... Read More»

From the American People: Technical Assistance for Development of Chili sector

September 14, 2018 From the American people: technical assistance for development of chili sector Umerkot – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Provincial Director for Sindh and Balochistan, John Smith-Sreen, and Deputy Director, Michael Hryshchyshyn, visited the Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) to support USAID’s agricultural investments, explore more efficient water management technologies ... Read More»

U.S. and Pakistani Intellectual Property Experts Collaborate to Strengthen Pakistan’s Universities

Islamabad, September 13, 2018 – On September 13, the U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC), the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CLEIP), and the Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPOP) hosted the opening of a workshop on intellectual proper (IP) licensing for universities.  Held on the ... Read More»

US Ambassador’s Fund to Award 200 New Grants

Islamabad, September 13, 2018 — On September 13, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) publically launched the next round of the Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program with a ceremony announcing the first eleven grant recipients.  During the current five-year cycle, running from 2017-2022, this program will award approximately 200 grants in support of high impact ... Read More»

U.S. Government sends Pakistani Agricultural Trade Mission to U.S.

Islamabad, September 11, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in collaboration with the U.S.A. Dry Pea and Lentil Council (USADPLC), sent a Pakistani delegation to the United States for a two-week trade mission on September 9. The fourteen-member delegation is comprised of Pakistani companies that import crops known as pulses.  The trade mission offers ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON: Congratulations to the New President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson The United States and the American people congratulate Dr. Arif Alvi on his swearing in as the new President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The United States looks toward working with Pakistan to advance our shared interests, such as regional peace, stability, and prosperity. For Immediate ... Read More»

READOUT: Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings in Pakistan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Islamabad, Pakistan with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, and other civilian and military leadership.  He was accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.  Congratulating the ... Read More»

United States Sponsors Training for Drug Treatment Professionals in Pakistan

September 4, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  United States Sponsors Training for Drug Treatment Professionals in Pakistan Karachi:  The United States government has sponsored an 8-day training for Drug Treatment Professionals in Pakistan on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC). Kathryn Abate, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Attaché at the United States Consulate ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location: City of Islamabad, Pakistan The Grand Trunk Road between Jhelum and Islamabad, Pakistan Event:  Between August 30 and August 31, 2018, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) party members and supporters intend to march toward Islamabad from Jhelum via the Grand Trunk Road.  Demonstrations may take place in Islamabad as early as 1700 August 30 and may continue ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON: Welcoming the New Pakistani Prime Minster, Imran Khan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson We recognize and welcome the newly elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on taking the oath of office. For over 70 years, the relationship between the United States and Pakistan has been a vital one. The United States looks forward to working with Pakistan’s new civilian government to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your Vote Counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ... Read More»

USAID Celebrates Partnership with Mango Growers

Islamabad, August 7, 2018:  – As part of the U.S. Government’s efforts to strengthen Pakistan’s agricultural sector, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working with the Pakistani government and private sector since 2009 to expand the market of Pakistani mangoes globally. Stakeholders organized the Mango Gala in order to celebrate this ... Read More»

Pakistani English Access Teachers and Alumni Sharpen Skills in U.S.–Funded Training Program

Islamabad, August 7, 2018 – Over 80 Pakistani English Access instructors and alumni completed 10-day intensive residential programs on August 7, as part of the U.S. government’s continued efforts to promote English-language education.  The workshop helped instructors learn how to develop interactive lessons and engaging classrooms, and provided ready-to-use ideas to help students improve their mastery ... Read More»

American Embassy Partners with Police to Promote Civil Engagement

Islamabad, August 6, 2018:  – The Islamabad police recognize that instilling a positive image of the police department in the minds of young Pakistani’s is crucial for strengthening security in the country, and through the American Embassy supported Summer Youth Camp, they were able to do just that. Nearly 500 children participated in the annual ... Read More»

U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Organization Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

Islamabad, August 2, 2018:  – More than 700 alumni of U.S. government-sponsored programs gathered in Islamabad today to recognize the contributions of Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) members to their communities and mark the 10-year anniversary of PUAN.  Politicians, scholars, journalists, business leaders, and students – all alumni of U.S. government programs – joined together to ... Read More»

Pakistan Election

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 27, 2018 The United States takes note of yesterday’s election results in Pakistan. The United States commends the courage of the Pakistani people, including many women, who turned out to vote and showed resolve to determine their country’s future. We condemn the horrific acts of terrorist ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General – Karachi

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General – Karachi (July 27, 2018) Location: Karachi, Sindh Event: The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi reminds U.S. citizens that despite the conclusion of national elections, terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Pakistan. Due to continuing security concerns, travel restrictions on U.S. Consulate personnel remain in place. Included ... Read More»

Pakistani Students Prepare for a Semester at American Universities

Islamabad, July 20, 2018 – Thanks to the U.S. government-funded program, over 108 students from across Pakistan will spend a semester in the United States studying at colleges and universities alongside American peers. During a pre-departure orientation in Islamabad, American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John Hoover congratulated the students who have been selected to participate in ... Read More»

U.S. Experts Help Develop Plan to Control Zoonotic Diseases in Pakistan

Islamabad, July 20, 2018:  – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) supported the Government of Pakistan with the development of their National One Health Framework and Strategic Plan Development Workshop July 16-20.  The workshop focused on zoonotic diseases of national and international significance, which are ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad

Location:  Pakistan Event:  General elections are scheduled to be held in Pakistan on July 25, 2018.  In the last two weeks, several terrorist attacks have been directed against political rallies, including a bombing in Mastung, Balochistan, that killed more than 145 people.  Demonstrations, political rallies, and large religious gatherings intended to be peaceful can become ... Read More»

26 English-Language Teachers Return from Six-Week Exchange in US

Islamabad, July 16, 2018 – On July 15, the U.S. Embassy Regional English Language Office held an event for 26 English-language teachers returning to Pakistan after completing the six-week Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program in the United States. The TEA Program provides secondary-school teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject area, enhance their teaching ... Read More»

Royce Visit Highlights American Education and Exchange Opportunities

Islamabad, July 14, 2018 – Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce visited Islamabad July 11-13 to highlight the wide range of State Department education and exchange opportunities the U.S. Embassy offers to Pakistanis. She met with Dr. Tariq Banuri, the chairman of the Pakistan Higher Education Commission, which is working to foster a culture ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Lahore

Locations: Grand Trunk (GT) Road, Lahore Ring Road, Allama Iqbal International Airport Event: In anticipation of political rallies, the Punjab Police will shut down those parts of the GT Road where it has access to Lahore City. Police will allow the travel of those who provide justification for needing to enter Lahore from GT Road ... Read More»

Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network Promotes Cultural Partnership and Economic Prosperity

Islamabad, July 13, 2018 – Over 200 Pakistani alumni of American government exchange programs participated in the 2018 Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) international conference opening ceremony today.  The conference, which runs through July 15, is focusing on Pakistani-American partnerships in cultural industries, entrepreneurship, and international education, while promoting shared values of tolerance and social inclusion. Visiting ... Read More»

State Department Official Visits Construction Technology Training Institute

Islamabad, July 12, 2018 – Marta Youth, the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Office Director for Europe, Central Asia, and the Americas visited the Construction Technology Training Institute (CTTI) in Islamabad.  Supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), CTTI provides vocational and technical skills training to both Afghan refugees and ... Read More»

156 Pakistanis Heading to U.S. for Fulbright Studies and Research

Islamabad, July 12, 2018 –American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John Hoover and Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce spoke to 156 Pakistani Fulbright Scholarship recipients preparing to leave for the U.S., where they will pursue advanced studies and research. The Fulbright Program is the American government’s flagship academic exchange ... Read More»

United States Conducts Seminar to Combat Trafficking in Persons

PESHAWAR – American Consulate Peshawar’s Regional Security Office hosted a seminar today at Pearl Continental Hotel to raise awareness of trafficking in persons (TIP). Around 60 participants from the legislative, law enforcement, and NGO communities attended the event, which focused on how Americans and Pakistanis can work together to stop this crime. The goal of ... Read More»

American Embassy Launches Two English Language Programs for Youth

Islamabad, July 11, 2018 – The American Embassy launched two new English Access microscholarship programs on Wednesday – one at Sir Syed Public School in Rawalpindi and another implemented by Vision Building Future at Pakistan Sweet Home.  Over 350 students will benefit from this program. At the opening ceremony, John Hoover, the American Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires, ... Read More»

United States Renews Lincoln Corner Collaboration with Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar

PESHAWAR – The American Consulate Peshawar and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on July 10th to renew through July 2020 their collaboration in managing the Eleanor Roosevelt Corner in Peshawar (ERCP), established in 2015.  John Hoover, Chargé d’Affaires at the American Embassy, and Professor Dr. Razia Sultana, Vice ... Read More»

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visits Pakistan

Islamabad, July 3, 2018 – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visited Islamabad July 1–3. In Islamabad, Ambassador Wells met with Finance Minister Shamshad Akhtar; Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua; Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa; and Chief of General Staff Lt General Bilal Akbar.  She ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Opens State-of-the-Art Consular Facility

Islamabad, July 2, 2018 – Ambassador David Hale, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells and Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Project Director Tracy Thomas participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a new consular facility, offices and residences. “The new Embassy provides a modern and environmentally sustainable platform for diplomacy ... Read More»

77 Pakistani High School Students Prepare to Begin Academic Year in the United States

Islamabad, June 27, 2018 – American Ambassador David Hale on Tuesday met with 50 Pakistani alumni of the U.S. government-funded Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program, along with 77 students who will soon depart to participate in the program.  Since 2004 more than 900 outstanding Pakistani high school students 15-17 years of age have ... Read More»

New USAID Initiative Brings Technology to Agriculture

Islamabad, June 26, 2018 – USAID and the Pakistan Ministry of National Food Security and Research launched USAID’s Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity today. Partnering with roughly 30 of the largest private agri-technology businesses, the four-year initiative will introduce advanced technologies to an estimated 122,500 farmers, whose agricultural sales are projected to reach $8.58 million. ... Read More»

TESOL 2019 Proposals

English teachers in Pakistan! Submit your proposal for TESOL 2019 to be held in Atlanta, Georgia. Deadline July 2, 2018. See  TESOL 2019 Proposals  for proposal details for the 2019 Convention. Applicants with accepted proposals may be eligible for partial funding by the Regional English Language Office (RELO), U.S. Embassy, Islamabad to attend the TESOL 2019 Convention!* Questions? ... Read More»

Alert for U.S. Citizens: Karachi – Observance of Yom-e-Ali on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Alert for U.S. Citizens: Karachi Observance of Yom-e-Ali on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi advises U.S. citizens that on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, ‘Yom-e-Ali’ will be observed with processions and religious gatherings. In Karachi, mourners will march from Nishter Park to Imambargah Hussainiyah Iranian via Shah-e-Khurasan, Empress Market, Tibet Center, ... Read More»

What Not to Bring to the Interview

Starting Monday, June 4, visa applicants and United States citizens visiting the American Citizen Services section will not be allowed to enter U.S. Embassy Islamabad while carrying any of the following items: Battery-operated or electronic devices, or any photographic equipment Luggage, shoulder bags/purses – only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted ... Read More»

The United States Hosts Study Tour for Pakistani Law Enforcement Officials on Protecting Urban Communities and Facilities against Terrorist Attacks

PESHAWAR – From May 24 to 29, the American Consulate General Peshawar’s Regional Security Office (RSO) and the American Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL) hosted a six-day study tour in Boston, Massachusetts, for seven Pakistani law enforcement officials to study issues related to protecting urban communities and facilities against terrorist attacks. ... Read More»

American Embassy English Language E-Teacher Alumni Transform Their Classrooms

Islamabad, May 15, 2018 – Fifty Pakistani English language teachers who successfully completed the U.S. Embassy-sponsored 10-week E-Teacher Scholarship program presented on their experience at a four-day conference in Islamabad.  Participants graduated from courses focused on topics such as Critical Thinking, Assessment, TESOL Methodology, Education Technology, Teaching Reading, and Differentiated Learning. American Embassy Regional English ... Read More»

United States and KP Police Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Joint Police Training Center Phase II Construction

NOWSHERA – The American Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL) Director Gregory Schiffer held a joint groundbreaking ceremony today with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police Additional IGP Dr. Muhammad Naeem Khan for Phase II construction of the Joint Police Training Center (JPTC), worth almost 924 million rupees ($8 million).  Other senior KP police ... Read More»

American Embassy and PTA Jointly Hold Seminar on Financial Inclusion and E-Commerce Opportunities

Islamabad, May 8, 2018 –  The U.S. Embassy Islamabad, in conjunction with the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), hosted a day-long seminar on financial inclusion and e-commerce.  In addition to a panel discussion on financial inclusion in Pakistan, representatives from MasterCard spoke about how the company assists with establishing financial inclusion in other countries.  Another panel ... Read More»

American Embassy Launches New English-Language Program at Air University

Islamabad, May 3, 2018 – English skills lead to better jobs and educational prospects, and 100 young people from suburban Islamabad will now have that chance through the U.S. Embassy’s English Access Microscholarship Program at Air University in Islamabad. At an inauguration ceremony for the new program, John Hoover, the American Embassy’s Deputy Chief of ... Read More»

Pakistani Minister for Energy (Power Division) Tours American Embassy Energy Sustainability Initiatives

Islamabad, April 23, 2018 – American Ambassador David Hale hosted Federal Minister for Energy (Power Division) Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari for a briefing and tour of the American Embassy’s energy sustainability initiatives.  The Embassy Chancery, which was completed in 2015, achieved LEED Silver certification by incorporating locally and regionally available materials, maximizing the use of ... Read More»

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ambassador Alice Wells Visits Pakistan

Islamabad, April 23, 2018 – The U.S. Department of State’s Senior Bureau Official for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visited Islamabad today for meetings with Foreign Secretary Janjua and other senior officials. In her meetings, she discussed the status of the United States’ South Asia strategy and efforts to ... Read More»

Karachi Team Wins 1 Million Rupees in 2017-18 StartUp Cup Finals

Islamabad, April 22, 2018 – Today, Retailistan, a team from Karachi, beat 17 other teams to take the top prize—1 million rupees—in the 2017-18 StartUp Competition finals, the fourth edition of the American Embassy-funded event.  The United States and Pakistan both benefit when Pakistan’s economy is strong and job prospects are high.  Our investment in ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert (April 20, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Karachi (April 20, 2018) Location: Karachi Press Club, Karachi Event: A protest is scheduled to take place on the afternoon of Friday, April 20, at the Karachi Press Club in connection with ongoing load-shedding by K-Electric. Actions to Take: Avoid all areas where demonstrations and rallies are taking ... Read More»

NYPD Partners with Pakistani Police on Civil Disorder & Crisis Management Training Supported by U.S. Embassy

Islamabad, April 20, 2018 – Twenty-eight Pakistani police officers participated in a two-week civil disorder and crisis management training program with the New York Police Department (NYPD).  The training, held from April 9-20, 2018, was funded by the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL). Held at the NYPD Police Academy, the ... Read More»

Partnership between the U.S. Embassy Islamabad and the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir renewed for another year

Muzaffarabad, April 20, 2018 — The U.S. Embassy Islamabad and the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (UAJK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) renewing their partnership overseeing the Lincoln Corner in Muzaffarabad (LCM) for another year(April 2018 – April 2019). Michelle Los Banos, Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy Islamabad, and Prof. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Opening of New Islamabad International Airport on May 3, 2018

The Government of Pakistan has announced commercial flight operations at the new Islamabad International Airport are now set to begin on May 3, 2018.  U.S. citizens with questions about this revised date should consult their airline. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (+92)(51) 201-4000 ACSIslamabad@state.gov https://pk.usembassy.gov U.S. Consulate General Karachi +(92)(21) 3527 5000 ACSKarachi@state.gov U.S. Consulate ... Read More»

USAID and the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy at NUST Hold First Graduation Ceremony

Islamabad, April 18, 2018 – The U.S.-Pakistan Center of Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) held its first graduation ceremony today.  Ninety-four students received Master of Science degrees in Energy Engineering. Federal Minister for Power Division Awais Ahmed Khan Laghari and American Ambassador David Hale spoke at ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Opening of New Islamabad International Airport on April 20, 2018

The Pakistani government has announced that the new Islamabad International Airport will begin operations for commercial airlines on Friday, April 20 and will be formally inaugurated on April 23.  Citizens with questions regarding their flights may wish to consult airlines to reconfirm arrangements during this period. U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (+92)(51) 201-4000 ACSIslamabad@state.gov https://pk.usembassy.gov U.S. Consulate General ... Read More»

American Embassy Hosts University of Peshawar Students

Islamabad, April 17, 2018 – American Ambassador David Hale hosted a group of International Relations students from the University of Peshawar for a lively discussion on the U.S.-Pakistan relationship and the role of diplomacy in promoting peace.  In his remarks to the students, Ambassador Hale talked about his own study of international relations and its ... Read More»

USAID Launches Challenge Fund to Support Pakistani Entrepreneurs and SMEs

 Islamabad, April 12, 2018: American Ambassador David Hale joined the  Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication  Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan in Islamabad today to launch the USAID-supported Challenge Fund. Implemented by USAID’s Small and Medium Enterprise Activity, the Challenge Fund will support the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the hospitality and Information Communications Technology (ICT) sectors.  The Fund will ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad (April 10, 2018)

Location:  Islamabad Event:  As a result of a fatal accident involving an Embassy vehicle over this past weekend, movements by U.S. government personnel in Islamabad have been temporarily restricted. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates. Avoid crowds. Avoid demonstrations. Keep a low profile. Notify friends and family of your safety. Be aware of ... Read More»

U.S. EMBASSY STATEMENT ON THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVOLVING AN EMBASSY VEHICLE ON APRIL 7

For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723) 20/ 2018 Islamabad, April 8, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy expresses its deep sympathy to the family of the deceased and those injured in a tragic traffic accident involving a U.S. Embassy vehicle on Saturday, April 7.  Embassy officials are cooperating with local authorities ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy

Location: From Chandni Chowk, Rawalpindi, to Faizabad intersection. From Zia Mosque to the Faizabad intersection. From the Red Mosque (Lal Masjid) to Aabpara intersection. From the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) office to the United Nations office. Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on April 6, 2018, following afternoon prayers.  Multiple groups plan demonstrations. ... Read More»

Senior U.S. Official from the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visits Pakistan

Islamabad, April 3, 2018 – The U.S. Department of State’s Senior Bureau Official for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visited Islamabad and Karachi March 28 – April 3. In Islamabad, Ambassador Wells met with Minister of Interior Ahsan Iqbal; SAFRON Minister LTG (ret) Abdul Qadir Baloch; Advisor to Prime ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Lahore

Location:  At and near Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, as well as some main roads leading to and from that area. Event:  Pakistan Super League cricket matches will be held at Gaddafi Stadium on March 20 and 21, 2018. Local officials expect heavy traffic in and around Gaddafi Stadium, and have communicated various road closures, including ... Read More»

U.S. Passport Fee Increase Effective April 2

Islamabad, March 15, 2018: Effective April 2, 2018, the U.S. passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase Effective April 2

Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase Effective April 2 March 14, 2018 Important notice:  Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous ... Read More»

Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information On Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and Factions Key Leaders

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE March 8, 2018 Washington:  The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering rewards for information leading to the identification or location of three key leaders associated with the terrorist organization Tehrik–e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and affiliated factions.   The Department is ... Read More»

USAID Celebrates the Achievements of Women

Scholarship Recipients on International Women’s Day Islamabad, March 8, 2018: On International Women’s Day, the USAID-funded Merit and Need-Based Scholarship Program (MNBSP) celebrated the achievements of women scholars at a ceremony at the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Speaking to an audience of HEC officials, partner universities and MNBSP scholars, USAID Acting Mission Director Helen Pataki ... Read More»

300 Young Women from Peshawar Celebrate their Pathways to Success on International Women’s Day

Peshawar, March 8, 2018: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Peace Education and Development (PEAD) Foundation invited 300 talented young women to celebrate their achievements through the USAID-supported ‘Pathways to Success’ project.  In addition to the vocational training that the 300 women received, the project also provided work readiness and life skills training ... Read More»

U.S. Commercial Service leads Pakistani business delegation to Natural Products Expo West – NPEW 2018

The United States Commercial Service (USCS) will lead a delegation of Pakistani companies to the NPEW, to be held in Anaheim, CA, USA, March 8-11, 2018. From raw ingredients to finished products, Natural Products Expo West/Engredea (NPEW) is the premier trade show for the natural, organic and healthy lifestyle market. Attracting over 80,000 industry professionals, ... Read More»

USAID and Pakistan Partner to Streamline Trade and Customs Procedures

Islamabad, March 7, 2018: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue partnered to host a two-day conference on the establishment of a National Single Window (NSW) for trade. The NSW will allow parties involved in trade and transport to file standardized information and documents at ... Read More»

U.S. Works with Pakistan to Develop the Next Generation of Agricultural Leaders

Islamabad, March 6, 2018 – The United States-funded workshop on youth engagement in agriculture kicked off today in Islamabad. Three facilitators from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are conducting the three-day workshop this week to support The Pakistan Water Dialogue and Soil Health and Fertility projects. This workshop uses the Positive Youth Engagement ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Lahore inaugurates English language program for skilled workforce development

In an event with TEVTA and program implementers on March 1 in Lahore, U.S. Consul General to Lahore Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau welcomed over 100 new students from Lahore and Sialkot to the U.S. State Department’s English Works Program. Chairman Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Irfan Qaiser Sheikh also attended the inauguration of the ... Read More»

United States and KP Inaugurate New Facilities to Increase Police Training Capacity and Operational Readiness

On February 27, the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL) Director Gregory Schiffer celebrated the completion of three new infrastructure projects for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police, worth almost 1.9 billion rupees ($17 million).  KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and KP Inspector General of Police Salahuddin Khan Mehsud participated in the ... Read More»

Deputy Assistant to the President and NSC Senior Director for South Asia Lisa Curtis visits Pakistan

Islamabad, February 27, 2018  –  Deputy Assistant to the President and the U.S. National Security Council’s Senior Director for South and Central Asia Lisa Curtis visited Islamabad February 26-27. Senior Director Curtis met with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and the Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar. In her meetings ... Read More»

University College Lahore Students Take Top Honors at International Law Moot Court Competition

Islamabad, February 20, 2018: A team of law students from University College Lahore took the top prize at the U.S. Embassy-sponsored Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani was the chief judge for the finals. The Pakistan College of Law Lahore team was named runner-up, and ... Read More»

USAID Helps Showcase Pakistani Agricultural Products at Gulfood 2018

Islamabad, February 16, 2018 – With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 13 Pakistani agribusinesses will showcase high-quality halal meat, off-season vegetables, and kinnow mandarins at Gulfood Expo 2018 from February 18 to 22 in Dubai. Drawing more than 95,000 visitors and 5,000 exhibitors from over 120 countries, the Gulfood Expo ... Read More»

The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit Opportunity

February 11, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. MISSION PAKISTAN ANNOUNCES The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit Opportunity KARACHI, PAKISTAN – The U.S. Mission to Pakistan announced today that the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit is actively looking for companies across Pakistan to take part in this year’s SelectUSA delegation to ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Lahore

Location:  Lahore, at or near Mall Road, Ghazi Road, Fortress, Defense Housing Authority Markets, Main Market Area, Jalal Sons, Emporium Mall, and Allama Iqbal Airport Event:  Effective immediately, U.S. Consulate General Lahore personnel are avoiding non-essential movements at or near Mall Road, Ghazi Road, Fortress, Defense Housing Authority Markets, Main Market Area, Jalal Sons, Emporium ... Read More»

USAID Partners with Sindh Government on Anti-Typhoid Campaign

Karachi – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Government of Sindh on a children’s anti-typhoid campaign by donating 250,000 syringes. After the Sindh Department of Health noticed a recent rise in the number of drug-resistant typhoid cases, it reached out to USAID for assistance. The syringes will help immunize ... Read More»

Senior U.S. Official Visits Pakistan to Discuss Afghan Refugees

Islamabad, February 1, 2018 – During a visit to Pakistan this week, United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Nancy Izzo Jackson recognized Pakistan’s generosity hosting one of the largest, most-protracted refugee populations in the world for nearly forty years.  She encouraged the Government of Pakistan to work with UNHCR ... Read More»

Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Friday, January 26, 2018 Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials ... Read More»

USAID Creates Pathways to Success for Young Women

Islamabad, January 23, 2018 – The U.S. Government demonstrated its commitment to increasing opportunities for Pakistani women during a panel discussion focused on education, economic participation, and gender equality. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Deputy Mission Director Christopher Steel spoke to more than 100 participants from academia, public, private, and nonprofit ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad

Location: Islamabad, F-8, F-9, G-8, and G9 Event: U.S. Embassy staff continues to avoid movements within F-8, including all major intersections and the F-8 Markaz. Embassy staff has resumed movements to F-9, G-8, and G-9. Actions to Take: Avoid F-8, including the F-8 Markaz and all major intersections. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan +(92)(51) 201-4000 ... Read More»

American Government Provides Ambulances to Highways and Motorway Police

Islamabad, January 19, 2018 – On January 19, American Ambassador David Hale officially delivered 10 ambulances worth almost 180 million rupees ($1.6 million) to the National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP).  The delivery underscores the American government’s long and fruitful efforts to support Pakistan’s law enforcement capacity and assist NHMP in its mission to promote ... Read More»

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ambassador Alice Wells visits Pakistan

Islamabad, January 16, 2018 – The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ambassador Alice Wells visited Islamabad January 15-16. In her meetings with Pakistani officials, Ambassador Wells underlined that the United States seeks to move toward a new relationship with Pakistan, based on our mutual interest ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad

Location: Islamabad, F-8, F-9, G-8, and G9 Event: Effective immediately, U.S. Embassy personnel are avoiding movements within F-8, F-9, G-8, and G-9, to include all major intersections. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas described above. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan +(92)(51) 201-4000 ACSIslamabad@state.gov https://pk.usembassy.gov S. Consulate General Karachi +(92)(21) 3527 5000 ACSKarachi@state.gov S. Consulate General Lahore +(92) ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threats to Places of Worship

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threats to Places of Worship Thursday, December 21, 2017 Due to the December 17 attack on the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, Balochistan, and continuing concerns of potential attacks targeting faith-based communities during the upcoming holiday season, the U.S. Embassy is temporarily restricting the movement of all U.S. government ... Read More»

Pakistani Students Prepare for a Semester at American Universities

Islamabad, December 21, 2017 – American Ambassador David Hale congratulated 111 Pakistani undergraduate students who have been selected to participate in the Spring 2018 U.S. government-funded Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) during a pre-departure orientation session in Islamabad.  Since Global UGRAD’s launch in 2010, approximately 1,500 Pakistani students have participated in the program, which ... Read More»

American Ambassador David Hale Meets Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry

Islamabad, December 19, 2017 – American Ambassador David Hale met with Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Mr. Zubair Tufail and senior FPCCI leadership on December 19 to discuss American-Pakistani commercial relations. The United States is Pakistan’s largest single-country export market, with two-way trade in goods on pace to exceed 660 ... Read More»

U.S. and Pakistan Partner to Strengthen Punjab Health Sector

Lahore, December 19, 2017 – U.S. Consul General in Lahore, Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau, reiterated the U.S. Government’s support for further strengthening Pakistan’s health sector at a ceremony marking the hand-over of the first ever province-specific Public Health Supply Chain Strategy to the Punjab Departments of Health and Population Welfare. The event also celebrated the launch ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Announces a National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests

“Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.” President Donald J. Trump A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is unveiling a ... Read More»

U.S. Government Provides Pakistani Police Agencies with Eleven Armored Personnel Vehicles in Fight against Terrorism and Militancy

Islamabad, December 13, 2017 – On December 13, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Ranz officially handed over eleven armored personnel vehicles (APVs) worth over 280 million rupees ($2.7 million USD) to the Islamabad Capital Territory Police (ICTP), the Frontier Constabulary, and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police.  The delivery underscores the U.S. government’s commitment ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Provides Pakistani Police Agencies with Over $23 Million in Protective Gear

Islamabad, December 11, 2017 – Between June and September 2017, the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section provided nine Pakistani police organizations more than $23 million in state-of-the-art, lightweight protective gear (30,500 bulletproof vests and more than 27,000 ballistic helmets) to protect police officers as they fight terrorism and crime.  The police ... Read More»

Travel Warning – Pakistan

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan.  This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated May 22, 2017. Consular services provided by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, the Consulate General in Karachi, and the Consulate General in Lahore are often limited due to the security environment.  At this time, ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

Thursday, December 7, 2017 The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. U.S. Embassy Islamabad reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

Thursday, December 7, 2017   The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi reminds U.S. citizens of the need ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

Thursday, December 7, 2017 The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. U.S. Embassy Islamabad reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts a Panel Discussion to Mark “16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence”

Islamabad, December 06, 2017 — The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, in collaboration with the Islamabad Club, hosted a panel discussion with students and experts on ending violence against women as part of its commemoration of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Kathryn Crockart welcomed the group. “The 16 Days ... Read More»

Secretary of Defense James Mattis Visits Pakistan

Islamabad, December 4, 2017 – Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited Islamabad on December 4 on his inaugural trip to Pakistan in this position. In Islamabad, Secretary Mattis met with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Minister of Defense Khurram Dastigir Khan. Secretary Mattis also met with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Islamabad/Rawalpindi Observance of Eid Milad-Un-Nabi on Friday, December 1, 2017

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that on Friday, December 1, 2017, we expect large processions in Islamabad and Rawalpindi in celebration of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, Eid Milad-Un-Nabi. In Islamabad, we anticipate a procession of 5,000 – 7,000 participants will begin at 10 a.m. at the Central Police Ground in Sector G-7. It will ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Leads Pakistani Government and Business Delegation on Power Generation Trade Mission

Islamabad, November 30, 2017 – U.S. Embassy Economic Counselor William Laitinen will lead a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to participate in the Power-Gen International trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, and to visit the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Denver, Colorado, from December 4-8, 2017.  The delegation will ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Observance of Eid Milad Un Nabi on Friday, December 1, 2017 (Karachi)

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Karachi Observance of Eid Milad Un Nabi on Friday, December 1, 2017 Thursday, November 30, 2017   The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi advises U.S. citizens that on Friday, December 1, 2017, we expect large processions in Karachi in celebration of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, Eid Milad Un Nabi. In ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Protests in Islamabad and Rawalpindi

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad cautions U.S. citizens that the security situation in the Islamabad/Rawalpindi area remains unsettled, unsafe in places, and highly fluid.  Police attempted unsuccessfully to disperse protestors from the Tehreek-e-Labaik party at the Faizabad intersection, and a large number of demonstrators remain at the protest site.  Small groups of protestors have fanned ... Read More»