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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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U.S. Consul General Lahore inaugurates the Wazir Khan Mosque Chowk following U.S.-funded restoration

Lahore November 16, 2017:  U.S. Consul General Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau, the Director General of the Walled City of Lahore Authority Mr. Kamran Lashari, the CEO of Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan, Mr. Salman Beg, and representatives of the conservation team, the Masjid Wazir Khan,  and the community,  officially opened the newly restored Chowk of Wazir ...
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U.S. Consul General’s Trip to Multan Highlights USAID Project to Empower Youth

Multan, November 4, 2017 – United States Consul General in Lahore, Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau, today awarded graduation certificates to 40 female trainees who have received skills training under the USAID Punjab Youth Workforce Development (PYWD) Project. Also present at the event were USAID Provincial Director for Punjab, Lea Swanson; General Manager Operations, Technical Education and ...
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U.S. Consul General Attends Ceremony for English Learners in Sargodha

Sargodha November 1, 2017:  Over 100 students, 50 girls and 50 boys, graduated in Sargodha Wednesday from the U.S. Department of State-funded English Access Microscholarship (Access)  Program. U.S. Consul General Lahore Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau attended the graduation and distributed certificates among the graduates. The Access Program provides English language and leadership training to high school ...
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U.S. Consul General Lahore visits Wazir Khan Mosque Chowk following U.S.-funded restoration

Lahore August 17, 2017:  U.S. Consul General Yuriy R. Fedkiw visited the Chowk of Wazir Khan Mosque to observe the restoration work completed under the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  Mr. Salman Beg, CEO of Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan, the implementing partner for the project, and representatives of the conservation team, were ...
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United States Looks to Increased Business Ties with Faisalabad

On July 20, Commercial Counselor Steve Knode and U.S. Consulate Lahore Political / Economic Chief Ann Mason traveled to Faisalabad, Pakistan’s third largest city, and met with the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development & Management Company. Mr. Knode discussed the prevailing commercial and economic climate in Punjab and ...
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Consul General Launches English Access Microscholarship Program in Karachi

Karachi: Consul General Grace Shelton today formally launched the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) for children from underserved areas of Karachi.  This two-year after-school English-language and leadership program will train talented 13-20 year old students from disadvantaged communities. At the ceremony, Consul General Shelton encouraged the students participating in this program to take advantage of this ...
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Consulate holds Capacity Building Workshop for Recently-Elected Local Government Officials

Karachi: Earlier today the U.S. Consulate organized a Local Government Capacity Building Workshop for recently-elected local government officials from Sindh province, with a focus on the districts of Larkana, Sukkur, Thatta, Maleer and Badin. M.J. Khan, a former three-time Houston City Council Member, conducted the virtual workshop from the United States and enlightened the participants ...
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MCR & Yum! Brands Sign Agreement to Expand Pizza Hut in Pakistan

Karachi:  Earlier this evening, Consul General Grace Shelton presided over the signing of a new master franchise agreement between Kentucky-based Yum! Brands and local partner MCR. Aqueel Hasan, President, MCR and Randall Blackford, General Manager, Yum! Brands Middle East signed the agreement on behalf of their respective companies. The agreement commits to an expansion over ...
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Religious Leaders and Consul General Tour Worship Sites to Promote Interfaith Tolerance

Karachi:  In an effort to promote interfaith cooperation and religious tolerance, various religious leaders today toured places of worship in Karachi and reiterated their resolve to encourage religious tolerance and discourage extremism in the country. On their invitation, Consul General Grace Shelton also joined the group. “Today we visited a mosque, a Catholic church, a ...
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Acting Consul General Warner Highlights U.S. Help to Pakistani Students in Moving from Education to Employment

Acting U.S. Consul General John Warner highlighted the U.S. assistance extended to Pakistani students in their transition from education to employment while speaking at the concluding ceremony of ‘Pakistan Workforce Development Project, organized by the Isra University, Hyderabad, here today. “The outcomes of this project will help Pakistani universities raise their profiles in the local ...
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U.S. Consul General Raymond McGrath Welcomes Students to Celebrate 10 Years of the English Access Program in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province

Peshawar, April 6, 2017 – U.S. Consul General Raymond McGrath hosted a reception for students in the English Access Micro-scholarship Program, along with alumni, teachers, and coordinators from Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women’s University and the Institute of Management Sciences to mark the successful completion of ten years of the Access program in KP. Minister for ...
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U.S. CONSULATE ORGANIZES SPORTS DIPLOMACY INITIATIVE: PARALYMPICS

Karachi — United States Consul General Grace Shelton welcomed approximately 100 differently-abled athletes and their parents and mentors from Para Sports Pakistan for a Paralympics Sports Diplomacy event on February 28.  At the official residence of the Consul General, the athletes participated in hearing impaired football, wheelchairs races, blind cricket, wheelchair basketball, and softball alongside ...
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U.S. Consul General Welcomes Newest Participants to Sukkur’s “EnglishWorks” Program

Sukkur: U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton welcomed 50 new students to the six months’ long “English Works” Program at the Lincoln Corner in Khairpur. 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 and educational prospects, and in ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission & Consul General Visit Mohenjo Daro

Karachi:  Earlier today U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Jonathan Pratt visited Mohenjo Daro, a World Heritage site of outstanding value to humanity.  He was accompanied by Karachi Consul General Grace Shelton and site curator Mr. Zaheeruddin Shar. “For me, the most interesting part of our visit was seeing Mohenjo Daro’s 5000 year-old college.  The ...
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USAID and UNDP Partner Up to Provide Employment Training to Karachi’s Vulnerable Youth

Karachi — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held an awards ceremony today for 200 young women and men trained under the joint Youth Employment Project. The project provides training and job opportunities in the garment industry to young women and men from conflict-ridden and marginalized areas ...
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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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U.S. Naval Forces Participate in Exercise AMAN 17

Karachi — U.S. Naval and Coast Guard forces joined military counterparts from Pakistan and more than 35 other countries in the AMAN 17 exercises in Karachi, from February 10 to 14.  AMAN 17 is a Pakistani-led, multilateral exercise held biennially in Karachi and in the North Arabian Sea. The USS Comstock, an amphibious dock landing ...
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U.S. CONSULATE HOSTS COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT

Karachi – Consul General Grace Shelton, along with Greenwich University officials, welcomed approximately 200 students and faculty members to a special concert at Greenwich University by American country-music band Dallas Brown Band. “Country music is popular not only in the United States but also around the world,” said CG Shelton. “I am so happy that ...
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U.S. CONSUL GENERAL VISITS PORT QASIM

Port Qasim – Upon the gracious invitation of Port Qasim Authority Chairman Agha Jan Akhthar, U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton visited Port Qasim on Friday and saw the impressive port operation first hand. During this trip she also met with country representative for American company Excelerate, Mohammed Rajpar, and the Engro elengyTerminal Manager, Amir Mahmud, ...
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American Artists Complete New Mural at PACC

Karachi:  Approximately 150 artists, students, and arts community members gathered at Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC) today for the dedication of a mural designed and painted by American artists. During their two-week stay in Karachi, the 15-year old American group Words Beats and Life (WBL) led a series of hands-on graffiti and mural art workshops ...
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USAID supports Women’s Participation in Formulation of Pakistan’s Trade Policy

Karachi – United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) project Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity (PREIA) hosted a roundtable discussion on women’s participation and gender inclusion in Pakistan’s trade policy. Women from public and corporate sectors, academia and think tanks participated in the discussion and covered various topics related to gender inclusion in Pakistan’s trade ...
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US Consul General Inaugurates Lahooti Melo in Hyderabad

Hyderabad – U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton and Sindh Culture Minister Syed Sardar Shah inaugurated the second annual two-day music festival Lahooti Melo in Hyderabad, organized by musician Saif Samejo. Other attendees included Deputy Commissioner Hyderabad and other notable leaders from the area. Speaking on the occasion, Consul General Grace Shelton in her inaugural speech ...
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Consul General Engages with Students at Mehran University in Jamshoro and English Works Inauguration in Hyderabad

Hyderabad – In her second trip to Jamshoro, U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton met with students at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) who had recently returned from an exchange at the University of Utah in the United States. As participants of the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (CAS-W), a U.S.-government ...
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U.S. Consulate Organizes Sports Diplomacy Initiative: American Flag Football

Karachi — Acting Consul General John Warner welcomed approximately 20 male students aged 13 through 18 from “The Al-Qadir School”, a lower-middle-class private school in Liyari, to learn the rules of American Flag Football alongside volunteers from US Consulate Karachi. This is the first time Consulate Karachi held a sports diplomacy event featuring American Football ...
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U.S. and KP Government Launch IT Skills Project for KP and FATA Youth

Photo Caption:  USAID Deputy Mission Director Kevin Brownawell and the Senior Minister for IT and Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mr. Shahram Khan Tarakai today signed an agreement for a new program that will train and provide Cisco-certification to more than 3,000 young men and women enrolled in higher education and technical institutions across nine districts ...
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U.S. Presents Boats to Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA)

Karachi – Last week representatives from the U.S. Office of the Defense Representative Pakistan (ODRP) presented two Zodiac Hurricane boats valued at more than USD $1,000,000 to Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) in Karachi. The PMSA, part of the Ministry of Defense, is headquartered in Karachi and is responsible for enforcing national and international laws ...
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U.S. Consulate Celebrates Sindh Culture Day

Karachi – For the fourth year in a row, the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi marked Sindh Culture Day with a folk music concert and reception. Consul General Grace Shelton welcomed Sindhi media, cultural contacts, and dignitaries to the event and Sindhi folk musicians Arbab Khan Khoso from Badin played the Al-ghozo, Sattar Jogi from ...
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U.S. Congratulates Sindh Government on Signing Agreements for Sindh Basic Education Program

Karachi – Early today Consul General Grace Shelton and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah witnessed the signing between Sindh School Education Department and Beaconhouse, Sukkur –IBA, and Indus Resource Centre and Charter for Compassion on the management and construction of five new schools in Khairpur and Sukkur districts.  Included in the Sindh Basic ...
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U.S. Consul General visits Sindh Wind Corridor

THATTA – U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton visited and met with wind energy professionals at the Sindh Wind Corridor in Jhampir, Thatta today. CG Shelton visited Sapphire Wind Power Project, USAID grid station, and Kheenjar Lake. “The Sindh Wind Corridor shows the vital role renewable energy can play in helping Pakistan solve its energy crisis,” ...
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U.S. Consulate hosts Presidential Election reception

Karachi – U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton hosted a reception for Karachi’s civil society, politicians, businessmen, journalists and students to watch live results of the November 8 American presidential election. Consul General Shelton said, “The United States is proud of its centuries-old democratic traditions and institutions.  In addition to electing the 45th President, we are ...
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INL Director’s Visit to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Highlights Long-Standing Commitment to KP on Rule of Law Efforts

Peshawar, November 7, 2016 — The United States Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement-Pakistan (INL-P) Director Katie Stana visited Peshawar and met with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Home Secretary Shakil Qadir Khan and KP Inspector General of Police (IGP) Nasir Khan Durrani to discuss INL’s long-standing partnership with KP on Rule of Law, Counternarcotics, Corrections, ...
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U.S. Consulate celebrates Daniel Pearl World Music Days

Karachi – A festive crowd of more than 600 music lovers celebrated Daniel Pearl World Music Days with musical performances at the former U.S. Consul General’s Residence in Karachi this evening. Featured were two of Sindh’s own, Sounds of Kolachi, led by the talented Ahsan Bari, and The Sketches, led by master fusionist Saif Samejo. ...
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U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton visits Pakistan Stock Exchange

Karachi – U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton participated in the gong ceremony (ringing the bell) during her first visit to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSE) this morning. Consul General Shelton also held a meeting with the Exchange’s Board of Directors, led by Chairman Muneer Kamal and Managing Director Nadeem Naqvi.  Speaking on the occasion, Consul ...
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Consul General Grace Shelton visits U.S.-funded Makli preservation project

Thatta – U.S. Consul General in Karachi Grace Shelton toured the World Heritage Site of Makli necropolis to observe the restoration of the tombs of Sultan Ibrahim and Amir Sultan Muhammad as part of the U.S.-funded Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) project. The historical monuments in the Thatta area have outstanding value to not ...
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U.S.-Pakistan Energy Partnership – U.S. Announces 15 Year Partnership with Banks

Consul General Grace Shelton presided over the signing of a partnership agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Habib Bank Limited, MCB Bank Limited, Faysal Bank Limited, Meezan Bank Limited and JS Bank Limited today. Through U.S. funding, this 15 year partnership will provide up to a 50 percent guarantee for loans ...
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U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton pays homage to Quaid-e-Azam

U.S. Consul General in Karachi Grace Shelton visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and paid her respects to the founder of Pakistan. Consul General Grace Shelton laid a floral wreath at the mausoleum and signed the guestbook on behalf of the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi. Consul General Shelton noted, “The United States ...
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U.S.-supported English-language alumni help clean Karachi’s beaches

Karachi – Over 50 alumni and teachers of the U.S. government funded English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) came together earlier today to clean Karachi’s beaches.  American and Pakistani volunteers including the U.S. Consul General Brian Heath and incoming Consul General Grace Shelton joined the young volunteers in the clean-up. “Today’s event has showed the value ...
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USAID helping Pakistani mango farmers access world markets

Thatta – U.S. Consul General Brian Heath visited a mango farm in Tando Hafiz Shah to inspect automated mango graders and processors provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID Deputy Mission Director Denise Herbol and Deputy Provincial Director Patrick Brady were also present. “The United States is helping Pakistan boost domestic and ...
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U.S.-Pakistani University Partnership Supports Business Administration in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The United States Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar facilitated a conference in Islamabad under the banner of “International Perspectives on Research and Teaching” on the theme of business administration.  The conference marked the culmination of a three-year university partnership between the University of Kentucky in the United States and a ...
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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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Remarks by Consul General, Zachary Harkenrider Arrival of U.S. Cattle, Cheema Farm

Chahudry Muhammad Nasir Cheema, Member of the Punjab Provincial Assembly and President of the Punjab Chamber of Agriculture Chaudhry Usman Ali, Executive Director of Global Assets Management Ladies and Gentlemen, Assalam-o-aleikum and good morning. I am honored to be here today to welcome U.S.-bred cattle to Pakistan. Our records indicate that this is the first ...
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Harkenrider Ari Roland Concert Remarks

Captain (retired) Muhammad Usman Younis, District Coordination Officer Lahore Zeejah Fazli, President of the Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education Distinguished Guests and friends Assalam-o-aleikum and good evening. It is an honor to welcome the Ari Roland Jazz Quartet back to Lahore for their third visit. They arrived yesterday at 5:00 am and, seemingly immune ...
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Harkenrider 3rd Deans and Directors Conference Remarks

Rana Mashood Ahmed Khan Minister for Education Dr Hasan Shoaib Murad, Chairman National Business Education Accreditation Council, Higher Education Commission Mr. Yahya Khan, Vice President Telenor Pakistan Deans and Directors of Business Schools International Delegates from the United States, South Asia, Europe, and New Zealand. Distinguished Guests Assalamu Alaikum It is an honor for me ...
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Remarks to U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security

The Honorable Minister of Agriculture for Punjab Province, Doctor Farrukh Javed The Honorable Doctor Muhammad Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad The Honorable Syed Fakhir Imam, former Speaker National Assembly, former Federal Minister, and a distinguished agriculturalist in his own right. Faculty Members, Researchers, Members of the Media and Distinguished ...
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Remarks at the Convocation of University of Management and Technology

The Honorable Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana, Governor of Punjab and Patron of the University of Management and Technology The Honorable Professor Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, National Reforms and Development The Honorable Muhammad Mian Soomro, Ex-Chairman of the Senate and member of the University of Management and Technology Board The Honorable Professor Dr. Hasan ...
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Remarks of Consul General Zachary V. Harkenrider at the Inauguration of the Muzaffargarh Thermal Power Station

Honorable Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif Additional Chief Secretary Energy Punjab Mhd. Jehanzeb Khan Secretary Water & Power Muhammad Younus Dagha CEO Muzaffargarh Thermal Power Station Rukhsar Qureshi Senior Managers, Colleagues Ladies and Gentlemen Assalam-o-Alaikum and good morning, Today we are commemorating an important milestone along Pakistan’s road back to energy self-sufficiency—the rehabilitation ...
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Remarks for Consul General Zachary Harkenrider Inauguration Ceremony of NTDC Design Department and Real Time Power System Simulator

Wajahat Saeed Rana, GM, Grid System Construction Colleagues from the Energy Policy Program, Trainees of the National Transmission and Despatch Company Design and Planning Departments, Members of the media, Ladies and Gentlemen, Assalam-o- Alaikum, It is an honor for me to be here with you today to celebrate yet another milestone in our partnership with ...
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Remarks for Independence Day Reception Consul General Zachary Harkenrider

The Honorable Chief Minister of the Punjab, Mian Mhd. Shahbaz Sharif Honorable Provincial Ministers Members of National Assembly and Punjab Legislative Assembly, Representatives of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Colleagues, fellow Americans, and friends Assalam Alaikum. I. Welcome to our 2015 National Day Celebration. As you may be aware, we originally planned ...
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Remarks at the Degree Show by Consul General Zachary Harkenrider

Dr. Uzma Qureshi, Vice Chancellor Lahore College for Women University; Professor Ismat Hashmi, Principal Government College for Women, Gulberg; Dr. Rukhsanna Nadeem Bhutta, Principal Post-Graduate College for Women, Samanabad Heads of Fine Arts departments Faculty Students, Distinguished Guests, Assalamu Alaikum. It is an honor to join you today to celebrate the artistic achievements of these ...
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Remarks at the Alfalfa Crop Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Consul General Zachary Harkenrider Green Haven Farm, District Okara, Punjab Mian Moazzam Watoo, CEO Green Haven Farm Mian Manzoor Watoo, President Pakistan Peoples’ Party, Punjab Representatives from S&W Seed Company Members of the Media and Distinguished Guests, Assalaam-u-Alaikum and thank you for the warm welcome. It is an honor to be with you here today ...
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Remarks at the U.S. – Pakistan Partnership for Access to Credit by Consul General Zachary Harkenrider

Mr. Almas Haider, Senior Vice-President of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry Syed Imtiaz Bukhari of J.S. Bank Mr. Saleem Bhatti of Khushali Bank Mr. Khurram Hussain of Bank Alfala Ms. Tania Aizaz of First Microfinance Bank Members of the Media and Distinguished Guests Assalaam-u-Alaikum and thank you for the warm welcome. One of ...
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Remarks at the Inaugural Ceremony of Center for Applied Policy Research in Livestock (CAPRIL)

Dr. Tallat Naseem Pasha, Vice Chancellor University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Dean Dr. Waseem Ahmed Director CAPRIL Dr. Rana Ayub Faculty members and Management of the Center for Applied Policy Research in Livestock Members of the Media and Distinguished Guests, Assalaam-u-Alaikum; Thank you for the warm welcome. Today is an important day for people ...
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Remarks at the launch of MIT Tech Review Pakistan Consul General Zachary Harkenrider

The Honorable Ahsan Iqbal, Minister of Planning, Development and Reform The Honorable Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed – Chairman of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan The Honorable Dr. Umar Saif–Vice Chancellor, Information Technology University and Chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen Assalamu alaikum. I am honored to be here with ...
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Remarks at Tragic Death of Amjad Iqbal Shah

Consul General Harkenrider: We are extremely saddened by the death today of Amjad Iqbal Shah, a local contract guard working at the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore. Mr. Shah suffered serious injuries when his firearm discharged while he was on duty.  He was immediately taken to a local hospital, where he unfortunately succumbed to his ...
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Remarks at the GEPCO Power Distribution Center Inaugural Ceremony Consul General Zachary Harkenrider

Mr. Zahoor Ahmed Chohan, CEO of the Gujranwala Electric Power Company, GEPCO Staff Colleagues from the Power Distribution Program Members of the Media and Distinguished Guests, As Salam-u-Aleikum and thank you for the warm welcome! It gives me great pleasure to be here today at the inauguration ceremony of the new Power Distribution Center! This ...
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Remarks at the Inaugural Ceremony of IT Lab at LESCO

Mr. Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, Additional Chief Secretary (Energy) Government of the Punjab; Mr. Qaisar Zaman, CEO, Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO); Mission Director Greg Gottlieb; Mr. Saqib Jamal, Principal of the Regional Training Center; LESCO Staff; Colleagues from the Power Distribution Program; Members of the Media and Distinguished Guests–Asalam-u-Alaikum! Thank you for the warm welcome! ...
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Remarks at the Launch of Pakistan Women Entrepreneurship Program (PWEP)

Dr. Sohail Naqvi, Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences; Dr. Ehsan-ul-Haq, Dean of the Suleman Dawood School of Business; Saulat Salahuddin, Managing Partner of Pronto Promo Private Limited; Ayesha Ahmad Mansoor, CEO of Mausummery Textiles Pakistan Limited; Dr. Misbah Tanveer, Project Director for the American University – LUMS partnership program for women ...
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Remarks at the National College of Arts

Principal, National College of Arts Syed Murtaza Jafri; NCA Film and Television Department Head Majid Khan; Distinguished students and faculty of the NCA; fellow guests: As Salam-u-Alaikum, and Good Evening. It’s great to be at NCA. I appreciate the opportunity to address a gathering of such talented artists and young people, and to welcome to ...
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Remarks at the Dawn Sarsabz Agri Expo

Honorable Agriculture Minister of Punjab, Dr. Farrukh Javed; Executive Director, State Bank of Pakistan, Syed Samar Hasnain; Director Marketing Fatima Group, Muhammad Zahir; Director Marketing Dawn Media Group, Masud Hamid and distinguished guests–Assalam u Alaikum. It is an honor for me to be here with you today for this special event.  As many of you ...
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Remarks at the Launch of Aquaculture Feeding Manual

Chairperson, Punjab Higher Education Commission, Dr. Mohammad Nizamuddin; Vice Chancellor, University of Veterinary Sciences Lahore, Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha; Professor of Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons; Project Leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture Dr. Otto Gonzales; Country Director, American Soybean Association Pakistan, Dr. Janjua; Distinguished Guests — Assalamu Alaikum. It is an honor ...
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Remarks at the USAID Seminar on Investment Opportunities in Feedlot Fattening Farms in Punjab

Justice (Retd) Khalil Ur Rahman Khan, Chairman Punjab Halal Development Agency; Dr. Saeed Ahmed, Deputy Governor, Islamic Banking Department, State Bank of Pakistan; Mr. Shaun O’Neil, Director, Chemonics International; Mr. Muhammad Junaid, Chief of Party; ladies and gentlemen; distinguished guests– good morning. It is an honor for me to be here with you at the ...
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