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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ambassador Hale Op-Ed: Building on Secretary Tillerson’s Visit

By David M. Hale, Ambassador of the United States of America Secretary Tillerson’s visit to Pakistan last week demonstrated the significance that the United States places on our relationship with Pakistan and the vital work that still awaits us.  The Secretary discussed our continued cooperation and partnership, expanding economic ties between the United States and ...
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American Embassy Sponsors Tech Camp for Persons with Disabilities

Islamabad, August 10, 2017:  American Ambassador David Hale visited a Tech Camp today through which individuals with disabilities learned how to use new technologies in their daily lives.  The American Embassy collaborated with the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) to develop this two-day camp, which included sessions on the effective use of social media for ...
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American Ambassador David Hale meets with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa

American Ambassador David Hale met today with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Ambassador Hale noted President Donald Trump’s call during his speech at the Arab-Islamic-American Summit for a vision of peace, security, and prosperity, and unity in conquering extremism and terrorism. Ambassador Hale affirmed Pakistan’s role and great sacrifices in this effort. ...
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Ambassador Hale Inaugurates 314 million rupee Information Technology Center in Karachi

Karachi:  Today, American Ambassador David Hale inaugurated a 314 million rupee state-of-the-art Information Technology Service Centre in Karachi that will support 3,000 employees providing back office and call center services to clients in Pakistan, the United States, and around the world.  An initiative of The Resource Group (TRG), an American-Pakistani venture, the call center will ...
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Ambassador Hale Inaugurates 24 million rupee Reconstructed Counter Terrorism Department Building in Karachi

Karachi:  Joined by the Inspector General of Sindh Police, A. D. Khawaja, and the Additional Inspector General of the Counter Terrorism Department, Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi, American Ambassador David Hale underscored the U.S. commitment to the fight against terrorism at the inauguration of the Counter Terrorism Department building (CTD). On November 11, 2010, a car bomb ...
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Ambassador Hale’s Inauguration of the Counter Terrorism Department Building

Date: May 11, 2017 Location: CTD Police Lines, Karachi Remarks as prepared. Inspector General Sindh, A. D. Khawaja, and Additional Inspector General for the Counter Terrorism Department, Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi, thank you for hosting us today. Police are on the front lines of Pakistan’s efforts to combat violent extremism, expand access to justice, and enforce ...
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Ambassador Hale’s Inauguration of The Resource Group new IT services facility

Date: May 11, 2017 Location: TRG, Karachi Remarks as prepared. My thanks to Nadeem Elahi for hosting us. I would also like to recognize the management team of IBEX Global for traveling from the United States for today’s event. The United States is one of Pakistan’s largest trading partners and many American companies are present ...
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Ambassador Hale: “Innovation is Key to Pakistan’s Economic Development”

April 07, 2017 Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4423) 21/ 2017 Islamabad, April 7, 2017 – American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale said today that the United States and Pakistan are closely aligned on the key goal of Pakistan’s economic development, and that innovation is key to achieving this goal. Delivering remarks at ...
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Ambassador Hale’s Participation in the Regional Peace Institute’s Bilateral Dialogue

Date: April 5, 2017  Location: Serena Hotel, Islamabad  Remarks as Prepared Many of you, both Americans and Pakistanis, have traveled long distances to be here, an indication of the value of today’s discussion. My thanks to Raoof Hasan and his team at the Regional Peace Institute for organizing this event and assembling such an eminent ...
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American Ambassador David Hale Meets with Pakistani Women Business Owners

American Ambassador David Hale met with over 60 Pakistani women entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and capacity-building organizations at the U.S. Embassy for a Supply Chain Diversity Expo hosted by the U.S. Pakistan Women’s Council and WECREATE/Pakistan. Ambassador Hale congratulated the entrepreneurs on starting businesses and urged them to continue to inspire others with their creativity and ...
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American Ambassador Hosts Concert in Celebration of Black History Month

Islamabad, February 22, 2017 – An American jazz quartet – Amikaeyla Gaston and the Mike Del Ferro Trio – performed at an event hosted by American Ambassador David Hale in celebration of America’s Black History Month yesterday, as Americans reflect on the struggles and triumphs of the African American community.  The concert was attended by ...
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Ambassador Hale’s Concert in Celebration of Black History Month

Date: February 21, 2017 Location: Ambassador Residence Remarks as Prepared  Thank you for joining me today as we celebrate Black History Month. I want to thank Amikaeyla Gaston and the Mike Del Ferro Trio for headlining tonight’s celebration. Special thanks to the Embassy staff and the American Voices team for making this evening possible and making ...
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Ambassador Hale Dedicates General Electric Locomotives at Karachi Cantonment Railway Station

Karachi:  On Friday, February 17, American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale dedicated the General Electric locomotives at the Karachi Cantonment railway station. The Ambassador, alongside Grace Shelton, U.S. Consul General for Karachi; Sarim Sheikh, CEO, GE Pakistan & Central Asia; Parveen Agha, Chairperson, Pakistan Railways; and Nisar Ahmed Memon, Divisional Superintendent, Pakistan Railways, highlighted how ...
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Ambassador Hale Opens “English Works” Program for At-Risk Youth

Karachi:  On Thursday, February 16, American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale presided over the opening ceremony of a six-month English training program for fifty youth aged 17 – 25.  The program, funded through Mission Pakistan’s Regional English Language Programs Office, focuses on enhancing business communication skills – including professional-level English – to improve students’ employment ...
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Ambassador Hale’s Participation at the Kickoff Happy Hour for Black History Month

Date: February 21, 2017  Location: U.S. Embassy Islamabad  Remarks as Prepared  Thank you for joining me today, the first day of Black History Month 2017. I want to also thank Lieutenant Colonel Rofelio Grinston for emceeing the kick-off ceremony! And thanks to the Black History Month Planning Committee for all of your hard work in putting ...
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Ambassador Hale Remarks at Art in Embassies Event

Date: January 25, 2017  Location: U.S. Embassy Islamabad  Remarks as Prepared  Good evening, and welcome. For fifty years, we have had a program to showcase art in our embassies around the world. It enriches our daily lives, creates cultural exchange, and demonstrates the diverse expression of American and Pakistani voices. I would like to recognize our Art ...
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Mahogany Jones Concert

Date: December 11, 2016  Location: Aiwan-e-Quaid, Islamabad Remarks as Prepared  Good evening. Welcome to Aiwan-e-Quaid and to Mahogany Jones’ last performance here in Islamabad! Music is powerful. An Artist’s lyrics can challenge our understanding of the world around us and open our minds to new ideas.  Music can also bridge the gap between different cultures.  ...
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American Ambassador David Hale Meets with Pakistani Fulbright and Humphrey Alumni

Islamabad – December 2:  Approximately 250 Pakistani alumni of the Fulbright Program and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program gathered at the Higher Education Commission in Islamabad for a conference that examined how they can contribute to Pakistan’s development in fields ranging from higher education to law to health. American Ambassador David Hale congratulated the alumni ...
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Statement: PAKISTAN: New Chief of Army Staff Named

We welcome Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s appointment of Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa as the new Chief of Army Staff.  We look forward to continuing our work with Pakistan’s elected leaders, with Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and with the Pakistani military to advance our shared counterinsurgency and counterterrorism goals for Pakistan and the region, ...
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امریکی سفیر ڈیوڈ ہیل کی جانب سے پی این سی اے میں پاکستانی عصری فن پاروں کی نمائش کا افتتاح

اسلا م آباد (۱۹ ِنومبر، ۲۰۱۶ء) __   پاکستان میں تعینات امریکی سفیر ڈیوڈ ہیل اور پاکستان نیشنل کونسل آف آرٹس (پی این سی اے) کے ڈائریکٹر جنرل سید جمال شاہ نے گذشتہ شب پی این سی اے میں پاکستان کے عصری فن پاروں کی ایک نمائش کا افتتاح کیا۔ تصویری نمائش میں ،جس کا موضوع ...
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American Ambassador David Hale Opens Contemporary Pakistani Art Exhibition at PNCA

Islamabad, November 19, 2016 – American Ambassador David Hale and Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) Director General Syed Jamal Shah opened a new exhibition of contemporary Pakistani art at PNCA last night.  The exhibit, titled “Open Field,” features the works of more than 80 young artists from across Pakistan and is funded by ...
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PNCA Exhibition Opening Remarks

Date: November 18, 2016  Location: Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) Good evening ladies and gentlemen. We are delighted to support this wonderful exhibit, “Open Field.” I would like to thank PNCA Director General Jamal Shah for hosting the exhibit, curator Aasim Akhtar, Kuch Khaas Center CEO Michelle Tania, and visiting American curator Vicky Clark ...
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American Ambassador Hale Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

Islamabad, November 17, 2016 – American Ambassador David Hale hosted a reception for members of Pakistan’s entrepreneurship community to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). He was joined by guest of honor Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rahman Khan.  Several members of Pakistan’s delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), who travelled to Silicon ...
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U.S.-funded Bannu-Miran Shah-Ghulam Khan Road Opens

Islamabad, November 15, 2016 – The American Embassy congratulates the people of Pakistan, the FATA Secretariat and the Frontier Works Organization on the opening of the Bannu-Miran Shah-Ghulam Khan road inaugurated today by Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.  The United States is proud to have partnered with the Pakistani government to restore ...
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Ambassador Hale’s Climate Change Conference Remarks

Thanks to Senator Mushahid, Samina Baig, and PUAN Country President Faisal Malik, Haseeb Kiyani, and the planning committee for their hard work organizing this conference bringing together bright exchange alumni from nine countries, in person and by video. Being part of an exchange program is a life-changing experience. I first learned this growing up in ...
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American Embassy Celebrates National Day and the Democratic Process

Islamabad, November 9, 2016 – Approximately 1,000 guests gathered at the American Embassy this morning for a National Day celebration and to view the results of the November 8 American presidential election. Although Americans traditionally celebrate their National Day on July 4, the American Embassy chose to hold its reception in November to emphasize the ...
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Ambassador Hale’s National/Election Day Remarks

Ministers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: Thank you for joining us to celebrate the 240th anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence, and the election of our 45th president.  Thank you to the Marine Corps Color Guard for bringing ceremony to this occasion.  Thank you our team at the American Embassy for organizing this event, and ...
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American Ambassador David Hale Unveils New Contemporary Art Collection

September 30, 2016, Islamabad – American Ambassador David Hale unveiled a new collection of contemporary art at his official residence during a reception last night.  Approximately 80 artists, students, teachers, and other friends of the arts gathered to view the works by artists such as Imran Qureshi, Murad Mumtaz, Javier Romero, Tom Bamberger, Sabah Husain, ...
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Ambassador Hale’s Remarks at the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) “Supporting Women With Disabilities” Conference

Date: September 22, 2016 Location: Islamabad  Remarks as Prepared Assalamu Aleikum. Thank you for that kind introduction. I am glad to be here today to join in celebrating the success of the STEP “Supporting Women with Disabilities” conference. Promoting disability rights is an integral part of our efforts to promote human rights more broadly. Discrimination ...
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New U.S. Embassy Website Offers Information on Programs and Resources

Islamabad, September 9, 2016 – American Ambassador David Hale officially launched the U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s new and improved website with an online greeting for all virtual guests. In his message, Ambassador Hale invites everyone to the website to see “all of the different ways America and Pakistan are working together … and see how ...
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Ambassador Hale Urges Public and Private Sector Representatives to Foster Women’s Entrepreneurship

Islamabad, August 31, 2016 – American Ambassador David Hale encouraged public and private sector representatives to continue their efforts to support women’s entrepreneurship in Pakistan during a workshop in Islamabad today.  Ambassador Hale’s remarks occurred during the final conference of the one-year Women Can Do Project, funded by the U.S. Embassy and carried out by ...
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Ambassador Hale inaugurates Flagship Lincoln Corner in Karachi

Karachi — American Ambassador David Hale and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah inaugurated the Lincoln Corner at Liaquat Memorial Library in Karachi today. The Karachi site will serve as the flagship Lincoln Corner in Pakistan. Special Assistant to the Chief Minister of the Sindh Culture and Tourism Department Sharmila Farooqi, Director of Liaquat Memorial ...
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Ambassador Hale pays respects to family of Abdul Sattar Edhi

American Ambassador David Hale paid his respects to the family of Abdul Sattar Edhi, praising the late humanitarian for his philanthropy and “compassion for humanity.” He said Edhi “promoted human rights through his tireless work assisting the needy, regardless of ethnicity or religion, and his philanthropic work reached many communities across the globe, including in ...
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New Shazly Khan Mural at American Embassy Welcomes Visitors, Highlights Equality, Unity, and Tolerance

American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale inaugurated two new murals by famed Karachi-based artist Shazly Khan at the American Embassy on June 17.  Khan’s vibrant paintings promote the empowerment of women and their role in fostering strong communities. “The art we unveil today reflects the shared Pakistani and American principles of free expression, community, and ...
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Ambassador Remarks at GE’s Building Tomorrow Event

Mr. Sarim Sheikh Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen Assalamu Alaikum. This is a transformational time for energy and the environment around the globe. Technology is changing the way we explore, develop, and generate our energy resources, and rapid developments in the energy sector hold great promise for all of us. This conference reflects the serious ...
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Ambassador Remarks for the Special Talent Exchange Program Leadership Conference for Women with Disabilities

Huma Chughtai Atif Sheikh Abia Akram and the rest of the STEP team Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen Assalamu Alaikum. It is an honor to join you today at this leadership conference. Thank you Atif for the kind introduction and for organizing such an impressive event. I’m so pleased that we had the opportunity to ...
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Ambassador Hale Remarks on Access Opening Ceremony

Date: February 16, 2016  Location: Marriott Hotel  Remarks as Prepared  Good afternoon.  I am pleased to be here with you today to celebrate the beginning of your two-year English Access Microscholarship Program. Thank you, Principal Waqar Ahmad Shaikh, and all those from Sir Syed Public School Rawalpindi who have been our great partners in the ...
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Remarks at the MOU Signing for Science and Technology

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad | February 4, 2016 (As Prepared for Delivery) It is an honor to join you today to launch this new chapter in the American-Pakistani partnership in science and technology. Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training, Engineer Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman, thank you for taking the time ...
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Remarks at the StartUp Cup

Marriott Hotel, Islamabad | January 27, 2016 Assalamu Alaikum. It’s great to be here on such a beautiful day. Thank you Murtaza. It is an honor to be here this afternoon to recognize the outstanding contributions of everyone who participated in Pakistan’s second annual StartUp Cup competition. Congratulations to those of you who competed this ...
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Remarks at the Inauguration of the Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (JIMS)

January 15, 2016 Chief Minister Chief Secretary Minister Dahar Members of the JIMS Board of Governors Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen Assalam wa Alikum. I am honored to be here in the historic city of Jacobabad. Today we are here to celebrate a great story of partnership between America and Pakistan. This chapter of that ...
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“Tea Time with U.S.’ on Power 99 FM: Ambassador David Hale’s first interview in Pakistan

January 5, 2016 Mike: As-salam-alaykum everyone. You’re listening to Tea Time with U.S., exclusively on Power 99 FM.  I’m your host, Mike Harker, and I’m joined by the lovely Nattie. Nattie: As-salam-alaykum.  Mike, how are you doing this evening? Mike: I’m doing very well, thank you, Nattie. Glad to have you on board as my co-host for the ...
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Remarks Announcing $250,000 in Funding to Conserve Varun Dev Temple on Manora Island

December 22, 2015 Commodore Fawad Baig Dr. Asma Ibrahim Dr. Kaleemullah Lashari Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen Assalamu Aleikum It is my privilege today to inaugurate this project of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation to conserve Shri Varun Dev Mandir. Although unfortunately I was unable to travel to Manora Island itself, the photographs ...
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