USAID’s Initiative Succeeds in Increasing the Use of Research for Policy Reforms in Pakistan

Islamabad, September 21, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has helped Pakistan strengthen its institutional capacity and policy making by fostering evidence-based decision-making on public policy issues. USAID partnered with the International Food Policy Research Institute from July 2011 to July 2016 on the Pakistan Strategy Support Program.  Working with the ...
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U.S. Consulate Peshawar Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar (IM Sciences)

U.S. Consul General Peshawar William Martin  and the Director of the Institute of Management Sciences (IM Sciences) Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Khan  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to upgrade the status of an existing Reading Lounge to “Lincoln Corner,” in a ceremony here today.  The Reading Lounge was established in the institute’s central library in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Passports: Elimination of Visa Page Inserts

The U.S. Department of State will no longer add extra visa pages into U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016. Previously, U.S. passport holders had the option to pay for the insertion of additional 24-page visa inserts when valid passports lacked adequate space for entry or exit visa stamps. The decision to discontinue this service was ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Elimination of Visa Page Inserts

U.S. Mission to Pakistan The U.S. Mission to Pakistan informs U.S. citizens that after December 31, 2015, there will be no more extra visa pages added to U.S. passports. Instead, as of October 2014, 52-page passport books are being issued to all applicants applying at overseas posts at no extra cost.  This policy aims to ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Consular Services Limited April 24-27

The United States Embassy’s Consular Section in Islamabad will offer limited services from Friday, April 24 to Monday, April 27. The section will resume normal operations on Tuesday, April 28 in our new location and will be accessible on this date via the diplomatic shuttle. The following services will be affected from April 24-27: American ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services Temporarily Suspended Through April 21

Consular Services Temporarily Suspended Through April 21 Due to a VIP visit in Islamabad, we continue to expect significant road closures and traffic delays around the Diplomatic Enclave. The Consular section has suspended regular services to the public through Tuesday, April 21. Those who have appointments on this date will be contacted directly for rescheduling. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services Temporarily Suspended April 20th

Due to an expected VIP visit arriving in Islamabad on Monday, April 20th, we are expecting road closures and traffic delays. The Consular Section is therefore suspending regular services to the public on Monday, April 20th. Those who have appointments on this date will be contacted for rescheduling. American Citizens requiring emergency services are requested ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: 2015 U.S. Tax Filing Season

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided the following guidance for U.S. citizens abroad preparing for the 2015 tax filing season. This IRS guidance is posted under Federal Benefits and Obligations on  travel.state.gov . Who Must File? All U.S. citizens and resident aliens must file a U.S. individual income tax return, even if they permanently live outside the United States ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Airport Departure Taxes on International Travel

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, has been given notice that effective July 1, 2014, the Government of Pakistan has increased the Federal Excise Duty and introduced a new Advance Withholding tax on international departures.  The Advance Withholding tax is equal to 4% of the gross airfare (base fare plus all applicable taxes and surcharges) ...
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Terrorist Attack at Karachi – Jinnah International Airport

The U.S. Mission in Pakistan urges all U.S. citizens to avoid the area of the Jinnah International Airport (KHI) in Karachi, Pakistan, until authorities have deemed the airport and surrounding area safe and secure.  On Sunday evening, June 8, 2014, terrorist militants staged an attack at the airport’s old terminal inside the secure area of ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Polio Vaccination Requirement to Exit Pakistan

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan informs U.S. citizens that the Pakistani Government is now requiring all travelers exiting Pakistan who have spent more than four weeks in the country to produce a valid polio (poliomyelitis) vaccination certificate. The vaccine requirement is in response to a series of WHO recommendations aimed at stemming the international ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2014

This message is to advise U.S. citizen of the updated voting procedures in the 2014 elections. Voting In 2014 Your vote counts! Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas voters. All states are required to count every ...
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