U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome Highlights U.S. Economic and Development Assistance in Visit to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Peshawar – August 5, 2022 – U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome visited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on August 3 and 4 to highlight the U.S. government’s extensive economic and development assistance, which has benefited the residents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over the past 75 years of bilateral relations.  During his trip, Ambassador Blome called upon Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and …

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United States Provides Mobile Laboratory to Strengthen COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Karachi – The U.S. government today presented a mobile biosafety laboratory to the Sindh Department of Health to strengthen capacity to diagnose COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, especially in Pakistan’s remote locations where there is limited capacity to monitor and test for potential outbreaks of infectious disease.  This state-of-the-art laboratory will improve the accuracy of …

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U.S. Embassy organizes 3-day conference for over 500 English language professionals from across Pakistan

Islamabad, August 1, 2022: Acting Country Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad Aaron Tarver concluded the 3-day OPEN Alumni Conference 2022 with more than 500 English language professionals from across Pakistan.  The conference theme, “Fostering Intercultural Competence (ICC) in the EFL Classroom,” promoted ICC as an essential aspect of English language teaching …

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189 PAKISTANIS RECEIVE FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MASTER’S AND PHD DEGREES IN THE UNITED STATES

Islamabad, July 29, 2022 – To promote educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Pakistan, 189 students have been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to pursue advanced studies and research at leading U.S. universities.  The awardees will start their higher education journey at 82 universities this fall in various disciplines, including environmental studies, energy …

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Undergraduate Students Prepare for Semester Exchange Journey in the USA

Islamabad, July 27, 2022 – Approximately 50 Pakistani undergraduate students received scholarships from the American Government to study in the United States for one semester under the Undergraduate Semester Exchange (UGRAD) Program for Pakistan.  During their stay in the USA, the students will attend undergraduate classes at 42 colleges and universities, participate in workshops to develop …

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The United States to Donate 16 Million Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines to Pakistan

Islamabad, July 27, 2022 – U.S. COVID-19 vaccine donations to Pakistan will surpass 77 million doses following an agreement to ship 16 million pediatric doses from the United States to Pakistan in partnership with COVAX.  The new donation was announced at the conclusion of the first U.S.-Pakistan Health Dialogue in Washington, D.C.  An additional $20 million …

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Two Hundred Women Students from Newly Merged Districts Graduate from U.S. Embassy-funded English Works! Program

Islamabad, July 22, 2022 – At a graduation ceremony today, Ambassador Donald Blome congratulated 200 women students from KP who successfully completed the U.S. Embassy-sponsored English Works! Program. Two hundred women students of the English Works! Program hosted by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU) Peshawar successfully completed this six-month program that improves English proficiency, …

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PAKISTAN STARTUP CUP’S GRAND FINALE HOSTED BY TiE ISLAMABAD AND THE U.S. EMBASSY

Islamabad, July 21, 2022 – The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Islamabad joined forces with the United States Embassy in Islamabad to host the Grand Finale of the 2022 Pakistan Startup Cup at the Islamabad Marriott Hotel. The Pakistan Startup Cup is a local business model competition designed to increase the quality and quantity of entrepreneurs throughout …

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U.S. EMBASSY AND NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY OPEN NEW LINCOLN CORNER

ISLAMABAD, July 14 – In his first visit to a university in Pakistan, U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome joined the Rector of the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Javed Mahmood Bukhari to inaugurate Pakistan’s newest Lincoln Corner.  During the event, the U.S. Embassy Islamabad and NUST representatives signed a Memorandum of Understanding to operate …

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U.S. SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE SYED STRENGTHENS U.S.-PAKISTAN ECONOMIC TIES AND SUPPORT FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Karachi: July 6-9, 2022:  U.S. Special Representative (S/R) for Commercial and Business Affairs Dilawar Syed visited Karachi July 6-9 as part of a visit to Pakistan that also included stops in Islamabad, Lahore, and Sialkot.  In Karachi, S/R Syed met with government officials, industry leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and business journalists to further strengthen the economic …

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U.S. SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE SYED: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION ARE KEY TO A HEALTHY ECONOMY

Karachi, July 7, 2022:  As part of his July 6-9 trip to Karachi, U.S. Department of State Special Representative (S/R) for Commercial and Business Affairs Dilawar Syed visited the National Incubation Center, Karachi (NICK), on July 7 for a range of engagements with Pakistani officials, innovators, and entrepreneurs. S/R Syed met with Federal Minister of …

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READOUT: Secretary Blinken’s Call with Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release July 6, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. The Secretary welcomed the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Pakistan and reaffirmed our …

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United States Donates Four Mobile Laboratories to Strengthen Pakistan’s COVID-19 Testing

Islamabad, July 6 – The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), presented four mobile laboratories valued at $4.6 million to Pakistan’s National Institute of Health to strengthen Pakistan’s capacity to diagnose COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.  The state-of-the-art facilities will improve the accuracy of diagnoses, reduce testing turnaround time, and better …

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U.S. SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE SYED: WE MUST SEIZE OPPORTUNITY TO BOOST COMMERCIAL AND ECONOMIC TIES

Islamabad, July 3, 2022: U.S. Special Representative (S/R) for Commercial and Business Affairs Dilawar Syed visited Islamabad July 1-3 as part of a multi-city trip to Pakistan. During his visit, S/R Syed underscored the U.S. government’s commitment to growing U.S.-Pakistan commercial and economic ties. In his meetings with Pakistan’s Ministers of Finance, Commerce, and Foreign …

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U.S. Mission Pakistan Celebrates Pakistani Women for Completing Inaugural USPWC Future of Women in Energy Scholars Program

Islamabad, July 3, 2022:  U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director Reed Aeschliman presided over a graduation ceremony for 17 female Pakistani university students who successfully completed the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council (USPWC) Future of Women in Energy Scholar’s pilot program. The graduation ceremony took place at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. This inaugural four-week program …

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U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETARY TODD ROBINSON COMMEMORATES 40 YEARS OF INL PROGRAMS WITH A VISIT TO PAKISTAN

Islamabad, July 2, 2022:  Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Todd D. Robinson visited Islamabad June 29 – July 2 to discuss the U.S.-Pakistani partnership, highlighting the 75th anniversary of bilateral relations. During his visit, Assistant Secretary Robinson met with senior government officials to discuss U.S.-Pakistan cooperation on several …

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U.S. AND FC KPK OFFICIALS INAUGURATE NEW TRAINING FACILITIES, SIGN AGREEMENT FOR $10.5 MILLION PROJECTS

Islamabad, July 1,2022:  United States Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Todd D. Robinson and the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan INL Section Director Mark Tervakoski joined Inspector General of Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa South Major General Muhammad Munir Afsar, Deputy Inspector General of Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa North Major Brigadier …

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Expansion of Interview Waiver Eligibility for U.S. Visa Holders from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, July 1, 2022 – The United States Mission in Pakistan is pleased to announce the expansion of interview waiver eligibility at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi for Pakistani citizens who are renewing B1/B2 tourist and business visas.  Pakistani citizens of ages 45 and older and whose B1/B2 …

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Assistant Secretary Robinson’s Travel to Pakistan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson MEDIA NOTE June 28, 2022 Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Todd D. Robinson will travel to Pakistan from June 29 – July 2 to discuss international law enforcement and counternarcotics initiatives. While in Pakistan, Assistant Secretary Robinson …

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UNITED STATES RENEWS LINCOLN CORNER PARTNERSHIP WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY LAHORE

Lahore, June 14, 2022:  U.S. Consul General Lahore William K. Makaneole and Dr. Sarfraz Khurshid, Vice Chancellor, Information Technology University Lahore, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to renew the partnership for Lincoln Corner Lahore for the next three years. The Consul General thanked the Information Technology University for hosting the Lincoln Corner since January 2017:  …

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U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome Strengthens U.S.-Pakistan Economic and Trade Relationship in Visit to Karachi

KARACHI (June 15, 2022) – U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome visited Karachi June 14 to 15 to underscore the strong bilateral ties between Pakistan and the United States and to further strengthen our robust economic partnership and bilateral trade.  During his visit, Ambassador Blome met with financial and business leaders, representatives of the American Business Council …

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USAID and Sindh Government Commemorate Community Engagement for Education Reforms

Karachi – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Sindh School Education and Literacy Department (SELD) participated in a ceremony to showcase the achievements of USAID’s Sindh Community Mobilization Program (SCMP), which is ending after nine years. Andrew Rebold, USAID Director for Sindh and Balochistan, and Ghulam Akbar Laghari, Sindh Secretary of Education, …

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U.S. EMBASSY LAUNCHES ACADEMY FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS 2022

Islamabad – June 11, 2022:  U.S. Embassy Islamabad’s Counselor for Commercial Affairs John Coronado congratulated more than 115 Pakistani women entrepreneurs on their selection to the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) 2022 in a virtual launch event on June 11.  This U.S. training program supports women worldwide in building their own businesses.  Its launch in …

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United States Ambassador Donald Blome Congratulates Pakistani Students Heading to the United States to Study Comparative Policymaking

Islamabad, June 10, 2022:  U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome met with a group of 44 students from across Pakistan to congratulate them on their imminent departure for the United States to attend the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders program, funded by the U.S. Department of State.  Participants will attend an …

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17 Pakistani Female University Students Selected for Participation in Future of Women in Energy Scholars Program

Islamabad, June 3:  U.S. Mission Pakistan is excited to announce the start of the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council’s (USPWC) inaugural four-week Future of Women in Energy Scholars Program.  Starting June 5, 17 bright Pakistani women university students will participate in this certificate program to learn about working in the energy sector.  This program will foster women’s …

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EXPANSION OF INTERVIEW WAIVER ELIGIBILITY FOR VISA APPLICANTS FROM PAKISTAN

Islamabad, May 24, 2022 – The United States Mission to Pakistan is pleased to announce the expansion of interview waiver eligibility at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi for certain applicants of F (student) visas, J (exchange visitor) visas in academic programs, H (temporary worker visas), and non-blanket L …

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U.S. Embassy Islamabad Announces Arrival of Ambassador Donald Blome

Islamabad, May 23, 2022 – Ambassador Donald Blome began his assignment at the United States Embassy in Islamabad today.  Ambassador Blome will lead the United States Mission in Pakistan in its ongoing efforts to deepen connections between the Pakistani and American people and work with the government of Pakistan towards a more stable, secure, and …

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100 STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM U.S. ENGLISH WORKS! PROGRAM AT NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MODERN LANGUAGES

Islamabad, May 23, 2022 – Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Ray Castillo attended the graduation ceremony for 100 English Works! students at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on May 18. The U.S. English Works! Program provides a foundation of English language and vocational skills to deserving youth, aged 17-25.  The six-month, 240-hour program boosts …

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STUDENTS AND PROMINENT SPORTS PERSONALITIES JOIN U.S. CONSULATE IN BEACH CLEAN-UP TO MARK THE CULMINATION OF “SPORTS FOR CLIMATE” CAMPAIGN

Karachi, May 21, 2022 – United States Deputy Consul General (CG) Matt Ference joined prominent Pakistani athletes and students, along with alumni of U.S. government-funded English language programs to clean-up Sea View in Karachi.  Sports stars, including Hajra Khan, Asad Shafiq, Javaria Khan, Faisal Iqbal, Sikander Bakht, Moin Khan, and Azam Khan joined the event, …

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PAKISTANI STARS PARTNER WITH UNITED STATES ON MUSIC VIDEO PROMOTING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Islamabad – May 14, 2022:  The United States Government is proud to partner with Cannes-nominated film director-producer Sarmad Khoosat and an all-star cast to produce “Manzil,” a new song promoting COVD-19 vaccinations and booster shots. The song and video complement the U.S. government’s donation to Pakistan so far of over 61 million doses of COVID-19 …

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U.S. EMBASSY AND UAJK CELEBRATE 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF LINCOLN CORNER MUZAFFARABAD

Islamabad, May 12, 2022: U.S. Embassy’s Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Raymond Castillo and Vice Chancellor Dr. Kaleem Abbasi joined faculty and students to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the Lincoln Corner at the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Muzaffarabad and to renew its Memorandum of Understanding for another two years.  Established in …

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THE UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN LAUNCH AN INITIATIVE TO STRENGTHEN HIGHER EDUCATION

Islamabad, May 12, 2022:  The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is partnering with the Pakistani government to launch a $19 million, five-year program to improve Pakistan’s higher education system and increase the employability of university graduates.  This is another example of the breadth of cooperation between the United …

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On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

05/02/2022 09:54 AM EDT Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my warmest greetings to Muslims and all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr in the United States and around the globe. This celebration marks the completion of Ramadan, a month of fasting, reflection, charity, and generosity.  Eid …

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THE UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN EXPAND GREEN ENERGY AND IMPROVE POWER SUPPLY

Islamabad – April 22, 2022: The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is partnering with the Pakistani government to launch a $23.5 million, four-year power sector improvement project to address climate change and increase the share of green energy in Pakistan’s energy mix. Through technical assistance to the government …

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U.S. Consul General Promotes Regional Trade and Investment in Lahore

Lahore, April 22, 2022:  Acting U.S. Consul General in Lahore Kathleen Gibilisco joined 150 public and private sector representatives from Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan at a jointly organized Trade and Investment Forum in Lahore.  The Forum aimed to create opportunities for the business communities of both countries, encourage dialogue on prospects for increasing bilateral trade and …

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The United States Donates Additional COVID-19 Vaccines to Pakistan, Now Totaling 61.5 Million Doses

Islamabad, April 11, 2022 – With the delivery of the most recent tranche of 4.7 million Pfizer vaccines on April 10, the United States has now donated over 61.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Pakistan.  The close coordination between the United States and Pakistani authorities, doctors, nurses, and logistics professionals has produced tangible, life-saving …

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Consul General Mark Stroh Tours Northern Sindh, Strengthens U.S. Pakistan Bilateral Relations

Karachi, April 1, 2022 – The Consul General of the United States in Karachi, Mark Stroh, visited Northern Sindh from March 27 to 31.  During his visit, Consul General Stroh met with the Sindh Secretary for Culture, Tourism, Antiquities, and Archives Abdul Rahim Soomro, Managing Director of Continental Biscuits Limited Hasan Ali Khan, Chief Executive Officer …

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THE UNITED STATES HELPS IMPROVE WATER AND SANITATION SERVICES IN KP AND SINDH

Islamabad, March 31, 2022:  The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), today launched a four-year water and sanitation initiative that will provide safe drinking water to 70,000 residents in two districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces. This new …

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U.S. EMBASSY OPENS EXPANDED LINCOLN CORNER AT FATIMA JINNAH WOMEN UNIVERSITY

Islamabad, March 31, 2022:  U.S. Embassy Islamabad’s Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Raymond Castillo and Vice Chancellor Dr. Saima Hamid joined faculty and students to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated and expanded Susan B. Anthony Reading Room, a Lincoln Corner at Fatima Jinnah Women University in Rawalpindi.  Mr. Castillo and Dr. Hamid also …

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Conference on Public Private Partnerships highlights U.S. Government support for successful education reforms

Karachi – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Sindh’s (GoS) Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Node brought together Pakistani education leaders for a A National Conference on Public Private Partnerships in Education. The conference builds on the U.S.-Pakistan partnership to provide millions of children and young adults the opportunity to learn and …

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U.S. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Angela Aggeler Strengthens U.S.-Pakistan Relationships in Visit to Karachi and Port Qasim

KARACHI (March 25, 2022) – U.S. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Angela P. Aggeler visited Karachi on March 23-25.  During her visit, Chargé Aggeler met with Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail, Port Qasim Authority Chairman Hasan Nasir Shah, industry leaders, and professional female athletes to promote and strengthen the many ties between the United States and Pakistan …

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The United States and Pakistan Launch Year-Long Campaign Commemorating 75 Years of U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Islamabad, March 23, 2022:  The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad extends its best wishes to the Pakistani people on the occasion of Pakistan Day and announces the launch, in partnership with Pakistan, of a joint campaign to celebrate the 75th anniversary of our bilateral relations.  Chargé d’affaires Angela P. Aggeler noted: “This year marks the 75th …

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Chargé Aggeler Praises U.S.-Pakistan Partnership in Fighting COVID-19

Islamabad, March 16, 2022:  U.S. Embassy Islamabad Chargé d’affaires Angela P. Aggeler visited the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on March 16 to recognize Pakistan’s strong achievements in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.  In a meeting with Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Mr. Asad Umar, and the Special Assistant to the Prime …

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ASSISTANT TRADE REPRESENTATIVE DISCUSSES TRADE OPPORTUNITIES WITH U.S. AND PAKISTANI BUSINESS LEADERS IN KARACHI

Karachi, March 10, 2022:  U.S. Consulate General Karachi hosted meetings between the visiting Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (AUSTR) for South and Central Asia Christopher Wilson and representatives from the American Business Council, the Pakistan Business Council, and Pakistan’s financial, textile and apparel, and agricultural sectors. In meetings with the visiting delegation and representatives from different …

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U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL KARACHI CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BY PROMOTING ‘QADAM BARHAO’ AND WOMEN’S FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Karachi – U.S. Consulate General Karachi hosted participants of Qadam Barhao, a U.S. Consulate-sponsored initiative to help women entrepreneurs, on March 8 to commemorate International Women’s Day. U.S. Consul General Mark Stroh welcomed 23 Karachi-based alumnae of Qadam Barhao, Femprow founder Nadia Patel Gangjee, and representatives of State Bank of Pakistan and Injaz, two of …

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ASSISTANT U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE JOINS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION DISCUSSION

Islamabad, March 8, 2022:  The U.S. Embassy held a virtual roundtable March 7 to discuss best practices for boosting supplier diversity and inclusion with Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South and Central Asia Christopher Wilson.  Executives and procurement heads of major U.S. and Pakistani corporations participated as roundtable speakers. WEConnect International – a member-led global …

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ASSISTANT TRADE REPRESENTATIVE JOINS ROUNDTABLE WITH U.S. AND PAKISTANI BUSINESS LEADERS

Islamabad, March 7, 2022:  U.S. Embassy Islamabad Chargé d’affaires Angela P. Aggeler hosted a roundtable bringing together leaders of major U.S. and Pakistani businesses with Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (AUSTR) for South and Central Asia Christopher Wilson. Chargé d’affaires Aggeler highlighted the importance of strengthening the U.S.-Pakistani economic relationship.  “For years, the United States has …

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U.S. and Pakistan Air Force Carry Out Joint Training Exercise in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2022:  For the first time in three years, the U.S. and Pakistan Air Forces held a joint exercise, Falcon Talon 2022, at a Pakistan Operational Air Force Base from February 26-March 4 to further U.S. and Pakistani security cooperation objectives in the region.  Chargé d’affaires Angela P. Aggeler and visiting Director of …

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United States Renews Lincoln Corner Partnership with Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar

Peshawar – United States Consul General Richard H. Riley and the Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences) Joint Director, Dr. Usman Ghani, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to renew the partnership of overseeing the Lincoln Corner Peshawar (LCP) for another two years from March 2022 to March 2024.  The representatives signed the MOU during a …

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U.S., Pakistan Partner to Promote Clean Energy Projects in Punjab

Lahore, February 25, 2022:  The U.S. Consul General Lahore William K. Makaneole affirmed the United States’ support for clean energy projects during a virtual signing ceremony for two partnership agreements in Punjab under the Pakistan Private Sector Energy (PPSE) program.  The PPSE program is a four-year initiative funded by the U.S. Mission in Pakistan to …

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THE UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN MODERNIZE IMPORT AND EXPORT PROCEDURES FOR PHARMACEUTICALS

Islamabad, February 23, 2022:  The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), in partnership with the U.S. government, launched an innovative online platform to digitize pharmaceutical imports and exports that will increase efficiency, transparency, and accountability.  The system will improve the business environment for the pharmaceutical industry, and support Pakistan’s efforts to attract investment in the …

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The United States and Pakistan Break Ground on U.S. Education Foundation of Pakistan Headquarters

Islamabad, February 16, 2022:  Today marks a new milestone in the 75 years of the U.S.-Pakistani relationship with the groundbreaking of the first permanent headquarters for the U.S. Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP). U.S. Embassy Islamabad Chargé d’affaires Angela P. Aggeler noted: “Today’s ground-breaking is just the next step in the tremendous work of USEFP …

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The United States Has Donated Over 50 Million COVID-19 Vaccines to Pakistan

Islamabad, February 9, 2022 – U.S. donations of COVID-19 vaccines to Pakistan surpassed 50 million doses this week, as Washington continues its commitment to deliver life-saving vaccines to the people of Pakistan. “With the shipment of an additional 4.7 million Pfizer vaccine doses this week, U.S.-donated vaccines to Pakistan have now reached over 52 million,” …

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Expansion of Interview Waiver Eligibility for Pakistani Visa Holders

Islamabad, February 07, 2022 – The United States Mission to Pakistan is pleased to announce the expansion of interview waiver eligibility for Pakistani citizens renewing B1/B2 tourism and business visas at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi.  Pakistani citizens of ages 60 and older whose B1/B2 visas are valid …

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U.S. 5th Fleet Ships Join Pakistan Navy to Prepare for Combined Maritime Security Operation

January 26, 2022 Contact: Public Affairs Section For Immediate Release U.S. 5th Fleet Ships Join Pakistan Navy to Prepare for Combined Maritime Security Operation KARACHI, Pakistan – U.S. patrol coastal ships USS Squall and USS Whirlwind visited Karachi, Pakistan, for a scheduled port visit January 25-26.  While in Karachi, the crewmembers conducted visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training with the Pakistan Navy in preparation for a combined maritime security operation in the North Arabian Sea. “We are extremely …

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U.S. 5th Fleet Ships Join Pakistan Navy to Prepare for Combined Maritime Security Operation

KARACHI, Pakistan – U.S. patrol coastal ships USS Squall and USS Whirlwind visited Karachi, Pakistan, for a scheduled port visit January 25-26.  While in Karachi, the crewmembers conducted visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training with the Pakistan Navy in preparation for a combined maritime security operation in the North Arabian Sea. “We are extremely excited to visit Pakistan as we build our relationship and sharpen our competitive edge in a very dynamic …

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THE UNITED STATES PUTS ANOTHER 5 MILLION VACCINES UNDER PAKISTAN’S CHRISTMAS TREE

Islamabad, December 25, 2021:  The United States asked Santa to bring an additional 5 million doses of the life-saving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX facility to Pakistan, just in time for the holidays.  This donation, which should arrive on Christmas Day or shortly thereafter, brings the total number of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the …

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UNITED STATES COVID-19 VACCINE DONATIONS TO PAKISTAN EXCEED 32 MILLION

Islamabad, December 22, 2021:  To continue our shared efforts to combat COVID-19, the United States has shipped five million more doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Pakistan.  This donation brings the total number of COVID-19 vaccines provided by the U.S. government to the Pakistani people to more than 32.6 million. These Pfizer vaccines are part …

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U.S. Consul General Mark Stroh’s visit to Balochistan’s Hub strengthens U.S.-Pak economic ties

December 3, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Consul General Mark Stroh’s visit to Balochistan’s Hub strengthens U.S.-Pak economic ties Karachi – United States Consul General Mark Stroh traveled to Hub, one of the largest industrial cities of Balochistan, on December 2 to explore opportunities for U.S. technologies and businesses in the province and strengthen U.S.-Pakistan …

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U.S. Government Boosts Economic Growth in the Agricultural Sector

December 1, 2021 Contact: Public Affairs Section FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The U.S. Government Boosts Economic Growth in the Agricultural Sector Karachi – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Director for the Office of Sindh & Balochistan Andrew Rebold and Sindh Secretary of Agriculture Parvez Ahmed Seehar participated in a closing ceremony of the U.S. …

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U.S. Embassy Inaugurates Maker Lab at the National Library of Pakistan

Islamabad, November 29, 2021: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Minister Counselor Ray Castillo and Joint Secretary Muhammad Mureed Rahimoon of the National Heritage and Cultural Division inaugurated a “Maker Lab” within the Lincoln Reading Lounge at the National Library of Pakistan.  The space will serve as a tech lab that will provide young Pakistani inventors, entrepreneurs, …

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U.S. Embassy Partners with Pakistani Women’s Rights Activist to Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

U.S. Embassy Islamabad, November 24, 2021–  In honor of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (GBV), the U.S. government, through the Public Affairs section of U.S. Embassy Islamabad, awarded a grant to women’s rights activist and social media influencer Kanwal Ahmed to …

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UNITED STATES EMBASSY DONATES 26,500 BOOKS TO ENGLISH ACCESS MICROSCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM STUDENTS AND ALUMNI

Islamabad, November 23, 2021:  The U.S. Embassy’s Regional English Language Office, in coordination with Cengage, National Geographic, and Allied Book Company, donated 26,500 books to over 5,300 students and alumni of the U.S. Government’s English Access Microscholarship Program (Access). The Access program is delivering fiction and non-fiction books representing a variety of genres to Access …

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U.S. Embassy Islamabad Launches Next Set of Popular English Classes for 4,000 Students

ISLAMABAD, November 22, 2021 – In celebration of International Education Week, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad’s Regional English Language Office is pleased to announce the next set of classes for the English Access Microscholarship Program and the English for Workforce Development Program in Pakistan. The English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) is a global program that …

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United States and KP Government Inaugurate Police Facilities

Peshawar, November 18, 2021 – The U.S. government, through the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL), inaugurated new KP Police and Frontier Constabulary facilities worth a total of over $18 million. “This week’s events are the newest steps in the long partnership between the United States and Pakistan,” U.S. Consul General Richard H. …

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U.S. GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTES $7 MILLION TO ADDRESS COVID-19 EFFECTS IN PAKISTAN

ISLAMABAD, November 18, 2021 – The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will contribute $7 million to the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) ongoing project to address the secondary effects of COVID-19 in Pakistan. USAID Mission Director Julie Koenen and ADB Country Director Yong Ye attended a signing ceremony yesterday …

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United States and KP Government Inaugurate Police Training Center and Check Posts

Shahkas, November 17, 2021 –The U.S. government, through the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL), inaugurated a new police training center in Shahkas and ten new check posts in the newly merged districts. U.S. Consul General Richard H. Riley and International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL) Director Mark Tervakoski joined KP …

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United States and Sindh Government Inaugurate 77th New School Building in Karachi

November 16, 2021 Contact: Public Affairs Section For Immediate Release United States and Sindh Government Inaugurate 77th New School Building in Karachi Karachi – U.S. Consul General Mark Stroh and Sindh Education Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah today inaugurated a new high school building in Karachi constructed through the United States Agency for International Development …

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U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West Visits Pakistan

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Pakistan’s 18th Lincoln Corner Opens in Vehari

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Lahore, October 1, 2021:  The U.S. Consul General in Lahore William K. Makaneole welcomed 214 students from Lahore, Gujranwala, and Sialkot to the English Works! Program, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Islamabad in collaboration with the Lahore Institute of Future Education (LIFE).  Consul General Makaneole provided digital tablets to all teachers and students in the …

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Islamabad, September 22, 2021: Today, representatives from the U.S. Embassy, Islamabad, along with Government of Pakistan Health officials, visited a Pakistani vaccination center to witness firsthand the utilization of some of the recently-arrived 10.3 million life-saving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by the United States.  As of today, the United States has donated almost 15.8 …

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Islamabad, September 21, 2021: The United States and Pakistan reaffirmed their commitment to work together to address climate change through the creation of the U.S.-Pakistan Climate and Environment Working Group.  Addressing the Working Group on September 20, U.S. Chargé d’affaires Angela P. Aggeler hailed over 50 years of U.S.-Pakistan partnership and cooperation on energy and …

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Islamabad, September 17, 2021:  In a competition featuring some of the most innovative women-led businesses in Pakistan, a panel of business experts selected 12 startups out of a pool of 476 for the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to Silicon Valley investors via the U.S. Embassy’s Accelerator Program for Women Entrepreneurs (APWE).  Sponsored by …

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Lahore, September 14, 2021:  U.S. Consul General to Lahore William K. Makaneole stated: “I am thrilled to announce that the U.S. donation of 320,580 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for Lahore arrived last Friday, September 10.  An additional 320,580 of Pfizer vaccine doses arrived earlier for Multan and Faisalabad.” The Consul General announced the arrival of …

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Islamabad September 4, 2021: Over the next ten days, the United States will deliver an additional 6.6 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX facility to Pakistan.  This donation brings the total number of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the U.S. Government to the Pakistani people to 15.8 million. This tranche of 6.6 million vaccines is part of …

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Islamabad, September 3, 2021:  On September 2, the United States Embassy in Pakistan announced it will award an additional 700 graduate-level scholarships to Pakistani women in partnership with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC).  These two-year scholarships, which begin this year and last until 2023, will be awarded to outstanding women to earn master’s …

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Islamabad August 26, 2021: Today, the United States donated 3.7 million doses of the life-saving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the Government of Pakistan for distribution to the Pakistani people through the COVAX facility.  Today’s donation is in addition to the 5.5 million Moderna vaccine doses that the U.S. government donated to Pakistan in July, bringing …

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U.S. Consul General Catherine Rodriguez Departs Lahore and Successor William K. Makaneole Arrives

Lahore August 23, 2021: U.S. Consul General Catherine Rodriguez, head of the U.S. diplomatic presence in Punjab, departed Lahore on August 14, 2021.  Her successor in the role, William “Wil” Makaneole, assumed the position of U.S. Consul General in Lahore on August 21, 2021. A career member of the U.S. Foreign Service and the U.S. …

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Islamabad – August 13, 2021:  On August 12, Pakistani officials and representatives from the United States Government celebrated the conclusion of the four-year Sustainable Energy for Pakistan (SEP) project.  Through the SEP project, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with the Pakistani government to provide more affordable, and climate- friendly power to Pakistan’s …

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Islamabad, August 10, 2021 — On August 9, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Planning and Development Department (P&D) celebrated the successful completion of a crop control and area development project worth $4.2 million that benefitted more than 4,500 families from the Bajaur, Khyber, and Mohmand districts.  At the same event, partners celebrated the launch of a …

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ISLAMABAD (August 9, 2021) – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated one million COVID-19 antigen rapid diagnostic tests today to help Pakistan to diagnose the coronavirus and respond to urgent health needs. These new rapid diagnostic tests detect infection in minutes and greatly enhance real-time monitoring, enabling health …

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Islamabad, August 6, 2021 – On August 5, the U.S. Mission to Pakistan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government celebrated the successful completion of a $984,000 project that provided more than 4,000 farming households with alternatives to illicit crop production in the Bajaur, Khyber, Torghar, and Mohmand districts.  Director …

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Islamabad, July 29, 2021 – Today, the United States was pleased to donate three million doses of the life-saving Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the Government of Pakistan for distribution to the Pakistani people.  These vaccines were delivered in partnership with the COVAX facility and UNICEF. This donation is part of the 80 million doses the …

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Statement on the Visit to Pakistan by Ambassador Khalilzad

Islamabad, July 19, 2021 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on July 19.  In meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Ambassador Khalilzad emphasized the urgency of a comprehensive political settlement between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban, one that leads …

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ISLAMABAD, July 16, 2021 – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is partnering with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to improve diabetes treatment. By installing a case-based information management system – called the D-Talk Electronic Medical Records system – at 20 health facilities across the province, they will revolutionize …

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U.S. Department of Agriculture and Pakistani Partners Combat the Cotton Leaf Curl Virus

Islamabad, July 14, 2021 – On July 13, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Pakistan’s International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) celebrated a decade of scientific breakthroughs in cotton breeding through the Cotton Productivity Enhancement Program (CPEP) – a project that has bolstered Pakistan’s cotton production and agricultural trade.  …

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U.S. Embassy Islamabad and the Karakoram International University Sign Letter of Intent to Establish the Lincoln Corner Gilgit

ISLAMABAD, July 7 – The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Karakoram International University (KIU) to establish a Lincoln Corner in Gilgit. Lincoln Corners are partnerships between the U.S. Mission to Pakistan and eminent Pakistani institutions like universities, public libraries, and cultural centers. They connect Pakistani youth and emerging …

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ISLAMABAD, July 3 – U.S. Embassy Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Ray Castillo welcomed more than 70 Pakistani women entrepreneurs to celebrate the launch of the first-ever Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program in Pakistan.  This U.S. Department of State program supports women worldwide in building their own enterprises.  Its launch in Pakistan is part …

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ISLAMABAD, July 2, 2021 – Today, 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States arrived at Islamabad International Airport.  These vaccines are being delivered to the Pakistani people in partnership with the COVAX global vaccine initiative, UNICEF, and the Government of Pakistan. This donation is part of the 80 million …

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UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN LAUNCH WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ACTIVITY

PESHAWAR, June 24, 2021 – The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today launched the Women’s Economic Empowerment Activity (WEEA). This five-year initiative supports the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to promote women’s social and economic empowerment through safe and dignified access to income opportunities, information, resources, and services. The WEEA …

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Islamabad, June 17 – The Area Studies Centre for Africa, North and South America at Quaid-i-Azam University and the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad co-hosted a two-day virtual conference on “American Studies in Pakistan: Challenges and Way Forward.” Conference participants discussed ways to promote American Studies in Pakistan and analyzed the importance of such academic activities …

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Lahore, June 15: – U.S. Embassy Chargé d’affaires a.i. Lesslie Viguerie highlighted the importance of the Punjab region and reaffirmed the value of the U.S.-Pakistan partnership during his June 13-15 trip to Lahore. Chargé Viguerie called on Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Speaker of the Punjab Assembly Pervez Elahi and also met with civil society …

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Islamabad, June 5, 2021 — The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), mobilized an airlift of critical health supplies that arrived today in Pakistan to help save lives, stop the spread of COVID-19, and meet the urgent health needs of the country. The airlift to Pakistan contributes critically needed and requested …

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American Film Showcase Organizes Workshops for Pakistani Students with Top Hollywood Writers

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United States Welcomes COVAX Delivery to Pakistan

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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) …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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“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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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,” …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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). …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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