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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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ambassador Alice Wells visits Pakistan

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

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

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

Lahore, December 19, 2017 – U.S. Consul General in Lahore, Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau, reiterated the U.S. Government’s support for further strengthening Pakistan’s health sector at a ceremony marking the hand-over of the first ever province-specific Public Health Supply Chain Strategy to the Punjab Departments of Health and Population Welfare. The event also celebrated the launch ...
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U.S. Government Provides Pakistani Police Agencies with Eleven Armored Personnel Vehicles in Fight against Terrorism and Militancy

Islamabad, December 13, 2017 – On December 13, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Ranz officially handed over eleven armored personnel vehicles (APVs) worth over 280 million rupees ($2.7 million USD) to the Islamabad Capital Territory Police (ICTP), the Frontier Constabulary, and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police.  The delivery underscores the U.S. government’s commitment ...
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U.S. Embassy Provides Pakistani Police Agencies with Over $23 Million in Protective Gear

Islamabad, December 11, 2017 – Between June and September 2017, the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section provided nine Pakistani police organizations more than $23 million in state-of-the-art, lightweight protective gear (30,500 bulletproof vests and more than 27,000 ballistic helmets) to protect police officers as they fight terrorism and crime.  The police ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts a Panel Discussion to Mark “16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence”

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

Islamabad, December 4, 2017 – Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited Islamabad on December 4 on his inaugural trip to Pakistan in this position. In Islamabad, Secretary Mattis met with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Minister of Defense Khurram Dastigir Khan. Secretary Mattis also met with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa ...
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U.S. Embassy Leads Pakistani Government and Business Delegation on Power Generation Trade Mission

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

Islamabad, November 17, 2017: Ambassador David Hale was honored to accept, on behalf of the entire United States Mission to Pakistan, an award from the Global Entrepreneurship Network – Pakistan in recognition of the American Mission’s strong and concerted efforts to energize and expand Pakistan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Speaking at a reception celebrating National Entrepreneurship Month ...
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The U.S.-Pakistan Science and Technology Cooperation Program Announces 14 Research Grants

November 17, 2017   Islamabad, November 17, 2017 – The Governments of the United States and Pakistan announced today the awarding of science and technology cooperative research grants to 14 joint teams of U.S. and Pakistani researchers.  These grants are a part of the U.S.-Pakistan Science and Technology Cooperation Program, co-funded by the Department of State and the United ...
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U.S. CENTCOM Commander Makes 4th Visit to Pakistan

Islamabad, November 16, 2017: General Joseph Votel, Commander, United States Central Command, completed a two-day visit to Pakistan this week. In Rawalpindi, General Votel met with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Hayat; Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa; Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar; and ...
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U.S. Consul General Lahore inaugurates the Wazir Khan Mosque Chowk following U.S.-funded restoration

Lahore November 16, 2017:  U.S. Consul General Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau, the Director General of the Walled City of Lahore Authority Mr. Kamran Lashari, the CEO of Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan, Mr. Salman Beg, and representatives of the conservation team, the Masjid Wazir Khan,  and the community,  officially opened the newly restored Chowk of Wazir ...
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USAID Hands Over Mobile Bus Libraries to CA&DD

November 16, 2017 Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4423) 82/ 2017   USAID Hands Over Mobile Bus Libraries to CA&DD   Islamabad: November 16, 2017: To mark International Education Week, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over two mobile libraries to the Capital Administration and Development Division (CA&DD) at a ceremony ...
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American Embassy Hosts Broadway Theater Program in Pakistan

Islamabad, November 5, 2017 – The American Embassy presented Broadway Bridges, a Broadway theatrical revue, at the Marriott Hotel fro, November 4-5. The production featured seven Pakistani actors directed by Broadway theatre professionals visiting from New York. The cast performed hits from the new American musical, Hamilton, as well as classics from The Sound of ...
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U.S. Consul General’s Trip to Multan Highlights USAID Project to Empower Youth

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

Sargodha November 1, 2017:  Over 100 students, 50 girls and 50 boys, graduated in Sargodha Wednesday from the U.S. Department of State-funded English Access Microscholarship (Access)  Program. U.S. Consul General Lahore Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau attended the graduation and distributed certificates among the graduates. The Access Program provides English language and leadership training to high school ...
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USAID, UNDP, and FATA Secretariat Launch PKR 1.6 billion ($15 million) FATA Economic Revitalization Program

Peshawar, 31 October 2017–The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the FATA Secretariat inaugurated the FATA Economic Revitalization Program today at an event in Peshawar. Representatives from USAID and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed the PKR 1.6 billion (US$ 15 million) award for building sustainable livelihoods in three FATA ...
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U.S. Embassy Funds Tactical Medical Training for Pakistani Police Officers to Help Save Lives

Islamabad, October 25, 2017 — U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section funded a comprehensive, four-week tactical emergency medical training course, followed by a two-week Master Trainer course, for 30 Pakistani police officers. Held recently at the Jakarta Center for Law Enforcement Cooperation in Indonesia, the training taught life-saving medical care skills to ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Visit to Pakistan

Islamabad, October 24, 2017  – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Islamabad on October 24 on his inaugural trip to Pakistan as Secretary of State. In Islamabad, Secretary Tillerson met with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who also chaired an interagency meeting attended by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif; Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal; Minister of Defense Khurram ...
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American Artist Richard Humann Conducts Cutting-Edge Methods Workshop with Pakistani Artists

Islamabad, October 19, 2017 – Visiting American neo-conceptual artist Richard Humann led a two-day creative workshop that concluded today for a group of 33 university students and faculty to explore how to conceptualize art using software development tools.  Students from Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Iqra National University, and Hunerkada College of Arts gained familiarity ...
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Senior U.S. Interagency Delegation Visit to Pakistan

Islamabad – An interagency delegation, including Deputy Assistant to the President and NSC Senior Director for South and Central Asia Lisa Curtis;  Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Alice Wells; Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs ...
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US Ambassador commemorates the International Day of the Girl Child

Islamabad, October 11, 2017 – American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale commemorated the International Day of the Girl Child at an event celebrating the U.S. government’s commitment to girls’ education and women’s opportunities, equality, and advancement. The event highlighted local organizations throughout Pakistan that receive the Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program (SGAFP) and work to ...
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American Embassy Leads Trade Mission to Advance Innovation in Water Use Technology

Islamabad, October 2, 2017 – William Doan, U.S. Embassy Senior Water Resources Engineer, will lead a delegation of Pakistani government officials and businessmen to Chicago, Illinois September 30 – October 4, to promote U.S.-Pakistan bilateral commercial ties and increase trade and investment in the water sector. The delegation will attend the 2017 Water Environment Federation ...
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United States Supports International Higher Education for Pakistani Scholars

Islamabad, September 19, 2017 — Reinforcing the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) long-term commitment to advancing higher education in Pakistan, Mission Director Jerry Bisson congratulated Pakistani scholars at an event today in Islamabad.   The event commemorated the achievements of Pakistani scholars who have recently completed two-year master’s and four-year Ph.D. degrees through ...
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Pakistani “TechWomen” Travel to the United States for Mentorship and Exchange Program

Islamabad, September 20, 2017 – Ten Pakistani women have departed for the United States to participate in TechWomen 2017, a mentorship and exchange program for emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering and math.  This is the first year Pakistani women have participated in the U.S. government-funded TechWomen program, which includes 100 participants from across ...
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U.S.-Supported Integrated Energy Plan for Pakistan Holds Inaugural Meeting of Steering Committee

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Islamabad, September 12, 2017 – U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) to Pakistan John Hoover inaugurated the International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies. The two-day conference is organized by the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) – a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project implemented in partnership with the University of ...
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2017 Pakistan StartUp Cup Accepting Applications until September 20

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Islamabad, August 25, 2017:  – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) jointly held a workshop on Zoonotic diseases, which are the animal diseases that can spread to humans, such as Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever, rabies, brucellosis and avian influenza. The workshop brought decision makers and scientists together to ...
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American experts hold workshop to support Pakistan Water Dialogue Project

Islamabad, August 22, 2017:  – Three experts from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are conducting water-resource workshops in Islamabad this week to support the Pakistan Water Dialogue Project.  Eighty-five senior officials and technical experts from the federal and provincial ministries, universities, and NGOs are attending the events, which were organized by USDA and ...
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U.S. CENTCOM Commander Makes Third Visit to Pakistan

Islamabad, August 19, 2017:  General Joseph Votel, Commander, United States Central Command, led a delegation on a two-day visit to Pakistan this week.  This was General Votel’s third visit to Pakistan as Commander. General Votel and the delegation met with Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi, Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ...
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U.S. Consul General Lahore visits Wazir Khan Mosque Chowk following U.S.-funded restoration

Lahore August 17, 2017:  U.S. Consul General Yuriy R. Fedkiw visited the Chowk of Wazir Khan Mosque to observe the restoration work completed under the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  Mr. Salman Beg, CEO of Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan, the implementing partner for the project, and representatives of the conservation team, were ...
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Army Central Command Delegation Visits Pakistan to Enhance U.S.-Pakistan Partnership

Islamabad, August 16, 2017:  Lieutenant General Michael Garrett, Commanding General of United States Army Central Command, led a six-member delegation on a three-day visit to Pakistan this week.  This is LTG Garrett’s first visit to Pakistan. While in Islamabad, LTG Garrett and the delegation met with the Pakistan Army’s Chief of General Staff, the Director ...
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American Embassy Sponsors Tech Camp for Persons with Disabilities

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Acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells travels to Pakistan

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U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Work Together Toward Peace

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American Tech Company Executive Shares Finance Tips with Pakistani Entrepreneurs

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Pakistani Students Prepare for a Semester at U.S. Universities

Islamabad, July 21, 2017: American Ambassador David Hale congratulated more than 100 Pakistani undergraduate students who have been selected to participate in the fall 2017 U.S. Government-funded Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) during a pre-departure orientation in Islamabad.  Since Global UGRAD’s launch in 2010, approximately 1,400 Pakistani students have participated in the program, which ...
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Pakistani Students Prepare for a Semester at U.S. Universities

Islamabad, July 21, 2017: American Ambassador David Hale congratulated more than 100 Pakistani undergraduate students who have been selected to participate in the fall 2017 U.S. Government-funded Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) during a pre-departure orientation in Islamabad.  Since Global UGRAD’s launch in 2010, approximately 1,400 Pakistani students have participated in the program, which ...
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United States Looks to Increased Business Ties with Faisalabad

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Islamabad, July 19, 2017: The Pakistan Army received more than fifty new Fido X3 explosives detectors from the U.S. Embassy’s Office of the Defense Representative – Pakistan (ODRP). The Fido is a sophisticated hand-held device that will allow Pakistani soldiers determine in less than ten seconds whether an item is composed of explosives. These newest ...
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173 Pakistanis Prepare to Begin Fulbright Studies and Research in the United States

Islamabad, July 14, 2017 – American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Pratt congratulated 173 Pakistani students and scholars on receiving a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to pursue advanced studies and research in the United States.  The Fulbright Program is the American government’s flagship academic exchange program, and the Fulbright Program in Pakistan is one of the largest ...
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Pakistani Student Robotics Team Heads to International Competition in the United States

July 14, 2017 – Islamabad:  Six Pakistani students and their mentors departed for the United States today to participate in the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, D.C.  The Pakistani team, which is financially supported by the American Embassy, will work with other teams from across the world to accomplish engineering tasks focused ...
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New U.S.-funded Frontier Constabulary Compound Inaugurated

Islamabad, July 13, 2017: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement-Pakistan (INL-P) Deputy Director Mike McKeown attended an inauguration ceremony at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa House in Islamabad to mark the completion of the INL-funded Frontier Constabulary’s Spina Thana Compound, and the delivery of INL-funded uniforms and personal ballistic body armor to Frontier Constabulary (FCY) personnel. ...
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U.S. Embassy Islamabad and the Islamabad Club renew partnership to promote English language learning

Islamabad, July 12, 2017 – U.S. Embassy Islamabad and Islamabad Club officials signed a memorandum of understanding to extend their support of the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Reading Room, a partnership to promote English language learning.  First established in August 2009, the MLK Reading Room provides free access to English books, magazines, videos, as ...
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Consul General Donates Equipment to Hyderabad Women Protection Cell and Congratulates English Works Graduates

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Public Affairs Officer Congratulates “English Works” Graduates in Karachi

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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Congratulates Pakistani Student Exchange Participants

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New building for U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water inaugurated

Karachi: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Jerry Bisson & Deputy Mission Director Denise Herbol earlier today inaugurated a new building and research center at Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET), Jamshoro.  The facility was constructed with the support of the U.S. government under the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in ...
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US Congressional Delegation Concludes Visit to Pakistan, Strengthens U.S.-Pak Ties

Islamabad, July 3, 2017 – United States Senator John McCain, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, leading a delegation including Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator David Perdue, concluded his visit to Pakistan today. The Senators thanked their Pakistani hosts for their hospitality. During their visit to Pakistan the Senate delegation ...
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Leading Pakistani Companies to Join Global Business Leaders and U.S. Government Officials at Top Investment Event Islamabad, June 17, 2017: American Ambassador David Hale announced today that seven leading Pakistani companies from a range of industries will travel to Washington D.C. to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit (Summit) , June 18-20. The summit is America’s highest profile annual ...
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Pakistani Air Force cadet departs for America to attend U.S. Air Force Academy

Islamabad, June 16, 2017 – Muhammed Shahrukh Khan, 19, from Lahore, who was accepted into the United States Air Force (USAF) Academy for four years of rigorous academic and military training, departed for the United States. “I’m excited to go, to learn about the world and people and their different backgrounds,” said Shahrukh, who plans ...
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U.S. Announces Two New Health Projects for KP and FATA

Peshawar, June 13, 2017:  The U.S. Mission to Pakistan is pleased to announce two new health projects for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.  U.S. Agency for International Development Deputy Mission Director Kevin Brownawell and the Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Pervez Khan Khattak today joined in launching the new projects at a ...
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U.S. Official Highlights Cooperation, Recognizes Pakistan’s Efforts in Supporting Afghan Refugees

Islamabad, June 3, 2017 – United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Nancy Izzo Jackson visited Pakistan from May 31 to June 3. During the visit, she reaffirmed the United States’ long-term commitment to humanitarian assistance to victims of the Afghan conflict and appreciated Pakistan’s role in hosting one of ...
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Consul General Launches English Access Microscholarship Program in Karachi

Karachi: Consul General Grace Shelton today formally launched the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) for children from underserved areas of Karachi.  This two-year after-school English-language and leadership program will train talented 13-20 year old students from disadvantaged communities. At the ceremony, Consul General Shelton encouraged the students participating in this program to take advantage of this ...
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American Ambassador David Hale meets with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa

American Ambassador David Hale met today with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Ambassador Hale noted President Donald Trump’s call during his speech at the Arab-Islamic-American Summit for a vision of peace, security, and prosperity, and unity in conquering extremism and terrorism. Ambassador Hale affirmed Pakistan’s role and great sacrifices in this effort. ...
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Consulate holds Capacity Building Workshop for Recently-Elected Local Government Officials

Karachi: Earlier today the U.S. Consulate organized a Local Government Capacity Building Workshop for recently-elected local government officials from Sindh province, with a focus on the districts of Larkana, Sukkur, Thatta, Maleer and Badin. M.J. Khan, a former three-time Houston City Council Member, conducted the virtual workshop from the United States and enlightened the participants ...
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Monday, May 22, Islamabad — American business consultant Dr. Terry Jackson coached Pakistani students and entrepreneurs on building effective marketing systems during a series of presentations last week in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi.  The U.S. Embassy sponsored Jackson’s visit through its 2017 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. Dr. Jackson, who has more than 25 years of experience ...
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Karachi:  Earlier this evening, Consul General Grace Shelton presided over the signing of a new master franchise agreement between Kentucky-based Yum! Brands and local partner MCR. Aqueel Hasan, President, MCR and Randall Blackford, General Manager, Yum! Brands Middle East signed the agreement on behalf of their respective companies. The agreement commits to an expansion over ...
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Religious Leaders and Consul General Tour Worship Sites to Promote Interfaith Tolerance

Karachi:  In an effort to promote interfaith cooperation and religious tolerance, various religious leaders today toured places of worship in Karachi and reiterated their resolve to encourage religious tolerance and discourage extremism in the country. On their invitation, Consul General Grace Shelton also joined the group. “Today we visited a mosque, a Catholic church, a ...
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United States Continues to Invest for Better Health Systems in Pakistan

Islamabad, May 17, 2017 — United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke, Secretary of the Ministry of National Health Services Muhammad Ayub Shaikh, Executive Director Health Services Academy Dr. Assad Hafeez, and Secretary Health Department Government of Sindh Dr. Fazlullah Pechuho signed the three new project commitment letters for the U.S. ...
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“I am now confident I can save lives”: US Supports Medical Emergency Training for Pakistani Policemen

Islamabad, May 16, 2017: Last weekend, more than two dozen Pakistani police officers graduated a six-week medical emergency training course, with eight officers also completing a two-week Master Trainer medical course.   Held at the Jakarta Center for Law Enforcement Cooperation in Indonesia, the training taught life-saving medical skills to police officers who are often the ...
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Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP) schools’ groundbreaking in Karachi

Karachi – Along with Sindh Education Minister Jam Mahtab Hussain Dahar and Secretary of Education Abdul Aziz Uqaili, U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton and USAID Deputy Mission Director Denise Herbol today broke ground for school construction in Karachi. Local government representatives, community leaders, teachers and students were also present on the occasion. These schools are ...
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BORDER OUTPOSTS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TO ENHANCE PAKISTAN’S SECURITY

Islamabad, May 12, 2017 – A meeting was held between Brig Muhammad Yousaf Majoka, DIG FC KP and Katie Stana, INL Director to mark the inauguration of Border Outpost Construction Project at General Headquarters, Rawalpindi. DIG FC KP expressed his gratitude to INL’s assistance, mentioning that “The US Embassy’s INL has stood with FC for ...
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Ambassador Hale Inaugurates 314 million rupee Information Technology Center in Karachi

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

Karachi:  Joined by the Inspector General of Sindh Police, A. D. Khawaja, and the Additional Inspector General of the Counter Terrorism Department, Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi, American Ambassador David Hale underscored the U.S. commitment to the fight against terrorism at the inauguration of the Counter Terrorism Department building (CTD). On November 11, 2010, a car bomb ...
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American Embassy Leads Pakistani Delegation to Recycling and Waste Management Trade Expo

Islamabad, May 09, 2017 – A member of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) joined a delegation of Pakistani companies from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Multan at Waste Expo 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The expo is the largest annual recycling and waste management trade show in the United States, and runs from May 8-11. ...
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U.S. Consulate General Karachi Holds American Poetry Mushaira with Young Students

Karachi — U.S. Cultural Attaché A. J. Jagelski underlined the importance of art and poetry as important outlets for people to express themselves peacefully while speaking at the ‘American Poetry Mushaira’ earlier today.  In honor of National Poetry Month, ‘The Dawn of Freedom’ poetry contest included the participation of approximately 60 young students from local ...
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Pakistani-American Expert Supports Pakistan’s Knowledge Economy and Intellectual Property Rights on Embassy Sponsored Tour of Pakistan

Islamabad, April 28, 2017 – Emphasizing the link between protecting intellectual property and economic growth, Pakistani-American attorney and patent expert Haris Bajwa met this week with students and entrepreneurs in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi.  Bajwa’s visit, which is part of the U.S. Embassy’s 2017 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, coincided with World Intellectual Property Day, April 26. ...
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American Sports Experts Visit Pakistan to Promote Girls’ Empowerment

Islamabad, April 28, 2017 – Ten American sports experts associated with the Women Win Foundation visited Islamabad and Karachi April 17 to 28 to conduct workshops and activities promoting girls’ participation in sports. During their visit, which was funded by the U.S. Embassy and organized by Right to Play Pakistan, the American experts collaborated with ...
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Acting Consul General Warner Highlights U.S. Help to Pakistani Students in Moving from Education to Employment

Acting U.S. Consul General John Warner highlighted the U.S. assistance extended to Pakistani students in their transition from education to employment while speaking at the concluding ceremony of ‘Pakistan Workforce Development Project, organized by the Isra University, Hyderabad, here today. “The outcomes of this project will help Pakistani universities raise their profiles in the local ...
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US Embassy Donates Bomb Protection Suits, Medical Equipment to Pakistani Law Enforcement Agencies

Islamabad, April 27, 2017 –High ranking Pakistani police and emergency response officials received state of the art bomb protection suits, bomb disposal kits, and emergency medical supplies in an event at Islamabad Police lines HQ today.  The donations were provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) program, which provides training and equipment ...
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Pakistani and American experts emphasize IPR’s crucial role in Pakistan’s economic growth

Islamabad, April 24, 2017 – According to Pakistani academics and American legal experts, intellectual property rights (IPR) stimulate economic growth in Pakistan as IPR protects and encourages innovation and creativity which are key factors in generating economic activities, and help industry create new jobs and compete in the international market. This consensus was developed at ...
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Ambassador Hale: “Innovation is Key to Pakistan’s Economic Development”

April 07, 2017 Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4423) 21/ 2017 Islamabad, April 7, 2017 – American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale said today that the United States and Pakistan are closely aligned on the key goal of Pakistan’s economic development, and that innovation is key to achieving this goal. Delivering remarks at ...
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U.S. Consul General Raymond McGrath Welcomes Students to Celebrate 10 Years of the English Access Program in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province

Peshawar, April 6, 2017 – U.S. Consul General Raymond McGrath hosted a reception for students in the English Access Micro-scholarship Program, along with alumni, teachers, and coordinators from Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women’s University and the Institute of Management Sciences to mark the successful completion of ten years of the Access program in KP. Minister for ...
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Pakistani officials complete six-year USDA agricultural export training program

Nearly thirty Pakistani government officials and agricultural industry representatives completed a six-year U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sponsored training program in a ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad. The graduation was presided over by David Williams, Agriculture Counselor, US Embassy Islamabad, Muhammad Tariq Khan, Deputy Director Department of Plant Protection, Karachi, and Dr. Babar ...
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American Entrepreneur Shares Advice with Pakistani Audiences through U.S. Embassy’s Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

The U.S. Embassy launched its 2017 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series this week with the visit of American entrepreneur Rhett Power, who delivered a series of presentations in Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore on the theme of “Do’s and Don’ts of Starting a Business.”
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American Ambassador David Hale Meets with Pakistani Women Business Owners

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

The Office of Defense Representative - Pakistan made another delivery of Cessna aircraft to the Pakistan Army. Since November 2016, the Pakistan Army has received six Cessna planes: two Cessna 208 Caravans and four Cessna 206H aircraft. These aircraft will assist the Pakistan Army with their air mobility capability by enhancing the Army's ability to ...
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USDA Initiative Aims to Bolster Pakistani Agricultural Exports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has invested more than $4 million in a six-year distance learning project initiative to support the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to increase agricultural trade. This program’s goal is to strengthen Pakistan’s ability to comply with international trade rules to ...
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US Embassy Representatives Meet Punjab Agriculture Minister

US Embassy representatives, including Agriculture Counselor David Williams, met with Agriculture Minister Punjab, Naeem Akhtar Khan, and Secretary Agriculture Punjab, Mohammad Mahmood, to discuss Government of Punjab agricultural development priorities and opportunities for agricultural cooperation that are consistent with the Government of Punjab’s interests and priorities.
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Karachi — United States Consul General Grace Shelton welcomed approximately 100 differently-abled athletes and their parents and mentors from Para Sports Pakistan for a Paralympics Sports Diplomacy event on February 28.  At the official residence of the Consul General, the athletes participated in hearing impaired football, wheelchairs races, blind cricket, wheelchair basketball, and softball alongside ...
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U.S. Consul General Welcomes Newest Participants to Sukkur’s “EnglishWorks” Program

Sukkur: U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton welcomed 50 new students to the six months’ long “English Works” Program at the Lincoln Corner in Khairpur. The program, funded through Mission Pakistan’s Regional English Language Programs Office, focuses on enhancing business communication skills – including professional-level English – to improve students’ employment and educational prospects, and in ...
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Elite Pakistani cadets compete for admission to prestigious U.S. military academies

Islamabad, February 24, 2017 – The Pakistan military, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy, is screening nominees for the Service Academy Foreign Student Program.  Under this program, partner nations nominate outstanding young men and women for the opportunity to compete for admission to the United States’ elite military academies. “As a proud member of the ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission & Consul General Visit Mohenjo Daro

Karachi:  Earlier today U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Jonathan Pratt visited Mohenjo Daro, a World Heritage site of outstanding value to humanity.  He was accompanied by Karachi Consul General Grace Shelton and site curator Mr. Zaheeruddin Shar. “For me, the most interesting part of our visit was seeing Mohenjo Daro’s 5000 year-old college.  The ...
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Small Grants Support Innovative Community-led Initiatives in Pakistan

Karachi – An event in Karachi today showcased the impact and achievements of the Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program (SGAFP). Beneficiaries, government officials and community leaders participated. Since 2010, The SGAFP, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has supported more than 50 grants in Sindh province worth US ...
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American Ambassador Hosts Concert in Celebration of Black History Month

Islamabad, February 22, 2017 – An American jazz quartet – Amikaeyla Gaston and the Mike Del Ferro Trio – performed at an event hosted by American Ambassador David Hale in celebration of America’s Black History Month yesterday, as Americans reflect on the struggles and triumphs of the African American community.  The concert was attended by ...
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USAID and UNDP Partner Up to Provide Employment Training to Karachi’s Vulnerable Youth

Karachi — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held an awards ceremony today for 200 young women and men trained under the joint Youth Employment Project. The project provides training and job opportunities in the garment industry to young women and men from conflict-ridden and marginalized areas ...
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Ambassador Hale Dedicates General Electric Locomotives at Karachi Cantonment Railway Station

Karachi:  On Friday, February 17, American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale dedicated the General Electric locomotives at the Karachi Cantonment railway station. The Ambassador, alongside Grace Shelton, U.S. Consul General for Karachi; Sarim Sheikh, CEO, GE Pakistan & Central Asia; Parveen Agha, Chairperson, Pakistan Railways; and Nisar Ahmed Memon, Divisional Superintendent, Pakistan Railways, highlighted how ...
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Consul General McGrath Welcomes Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Local Government and Mayors to the Consulate

Peshawar, February 16, 2017 – U.S. Consul General Raymond McGrath hosted the Minister for Local Government, Inayatullah Khan, nazims and naib nazims from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to a reception at the Consulate on Thursday evening.  The event drew elected representatives from as far away as Torghar and Dera Ismail Khan. Mr. McGrath congratulated the group ...
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Ambassador Hale Opens “English Works” Program for At-Risk Youth

Karachi:  On Thursday, February 16, American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale presided over the opening ceremony of a six-month English training program for fifty youth aged 17 – 25.  The program, funded through Mission Pakistan’s Regional English Language Programs Office, focuses on enhancing business communication skills – including professional-level English – to improve students’ employment ...
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U.S. Naval Forces Participate in Exercise AMAN 17

Karachi — U.S. Naval and Coast Guard forces joined military counterparts from Pakistan and more than 35 other countries in the AMAN 17 exercises in Karachi, from February 10 to 14.  AMAN 17 is a Pakistani-led, multilateral exercise held biennially in Karachi and in the North Arabian Sea. The USS Comstock, an amphibious dock landing ...
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Former Chief Justice Jillani Addresses Law School Students at International Law Moot Court Competition

Islamabad, February 12, 2017: Ten teams from top law schools throughout Pakistan competed in the Jessup law moot court competition-Pakistan, held at Serena Hotel in Islamabad. The three day event was sponsored by the U.S Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training ...
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U.S. CONSULATE HOSTS COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT

Karachi – Consul General Grace Shelton, along with Greenwich University officials, welcomed approximately 200 students and faculty members to a special concert at Greenwich University by American country-music band Dallas Brown Band. “Country music is popular not only in the United States but also around the world,” said CG Shelton. “I am so happy that ...
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Port Qasim – Upon the gracious invitation of Port Qasim Authority Chairman Agha Jan Akhthar, U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton visited Port Qasim on Friday and saw the impressive port operation first hand. During this trip she also met with country representative for American company Excelerate, Mohammed Rajpar, and the Engro elengyTerminal Manager, Amir Mahmud, ...
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Karachi:  Approximately 150 artists, students, and arts community members gathered at Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC) today for the dedication of a mural designed and painted by American artists. During their two-week stay in Karachi, the 15-year old American group Words Beats and Life (WBL) led a series of hands-on graffiti and mural art workshops ...
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Karachi – United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) project Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity (PREIA) hosted a roundtable discussion on women’s participation and gender inclusion in Pakistan’s trade policy. Women from public and corporate sectors, academia and think tanks participated in the discussion and covered various topics related to gender inclusion in Pakistan’s trade ...
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Newly Elected Pakistani Alumni Leaders Gather in Islamabad

Islamabad, January 23, 2017 – Newly elected leaders of the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) gathered in Islamabad and engaged in a 2-day conference to generate plans for their organization and to elect a new country president.  The 54 leaders, who arrived from across Pakistan, were congratulated by American officials for their volunteer spirit, and for ...
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US Consul General Inaugurates Lahooti Melo in Hyderabad

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

Hyderabad – In her second trip to Jamshoro, U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton met with students at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) who had recently returned from an exchange at the University of Utah in the United States. As participants of the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (CAS-W), a U.S.-government ...
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“Building Bridges” Partnership Yields Balochistan University Program Entrepreneurship Education Summit

Karachi – Public Affairs Officer John Warner earlier today presided over the opening of a two-day Entrepreneurship Education Summit hosted by the Balochistan University Partnership Program. This program is a two year “Building Bridges” partnership between the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and three universities in Balochistan: the University of Balochistan, Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s ...
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American Embassy Congratulates International Medal of Art Winner Imran Qureshi

Islamabad, January 17, 2017: The American Embassy in Islamabad congratulates Lahore-based artist Imran Qureshi, winner of the 2017 International Medal of Arts.  Mr. Qureshi, along with contemporary artists Nick Cave, Jenny Holzer, and Wolf Kahn, Pat Steir, and Rachel Whitehead, was honored at a biennial ceremony in Washington, D.C. on January 12.  Mr. Qureshi joins ...
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NAPA & UT Austin Bridge Cultures through Music Concert

Karachi – Acting U.S. Consul General John Warner welcomed scores of music lovers to a concert featuring Sangat — an ensemble of musicians from the University of Texas (UT) Austin and National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA). The concert showcased the success of a three-year university partnership between the two schools, supported by a Rs. ...
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U.S. Supports Implementation of Trade Facilitation Agreement in Pakistan

Islamabad, January 04, 2017: The U.S. is supporting the Ministry of Commerce with a training workshop on the Trade Facilitation Agreement in Islamabad. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity and Training for Pakistan Project, organized the workshop to raise awareness among public and private stakeholders on the ...
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U.S. Consulate Organizes Sports Diplomacy Initiative: American Flag Football

Karachi — Acting Consul General John Warner welcomed approximately 20 male students aged 13 through 18 from “The Al-Qadir School”, a lower-middle-class private school in Liyari, to learn the rules of American Flag Football alongside volunteers from US Consulate Karachi. This is the first time Consulate Karachi held a sports diplomacy event featuring American Football ...
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American and Pakistani Artists Complete New Mural at Lok Virsa

Islamabad – December 17:  Artists, students, and community members gathered at Lok Virsa today for the dedication of a mural jointly designed and painted by American and Pakistani artists.  The mural focuses on the beauty and culture of Pakistan’s people. The American artists who contributed to the mural are associated with Words Beats and Life, ...
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U.S to Provide $81 Million for the Construction of Stage 1 of Kurram Tangi Dam Project

Islamabad, December 14, 2016:  The United States signed an agreement to provide over 8.5 billion rupees to the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) for the construction of the Kaitu Weir project in North Waziristan Agency of FATA.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and WAPDA signed the agreement at a ceremony held ...
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U.S. and KP Government Launch IT Skills Project for KP and FATA Youth

Photo Caption:  USAID Deputy Mission Director Kevin Brownawell and the Senior Minister for IT and Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mr. Shahram Khan Tarakai today signed an agreement for a new program that will train and provide Cisco-certification to more than 3,000 young men and women enrolled in higher education and technical institutions across nine districts ...
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American Hip-Hop Group Mahogany Jones Performs and Shares Message about Women’s Empowerment

Islamabad, December 12, 2016 – American musician Mahogany Jones and her band introduced hip hop to an excited audience at Aiwan-e-Quaid hall Sunday evening.  The group’s performance, sponsored by the American Embassy, emphasized the importance of women’s empowerment. Mahogany Jones’ visit to Pakistan coincides with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, November 25-December ...
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US Government Helping to Bring Water to 191,000 acres in Dera Ismail Khan and Tank

Islamabad, December 9, 2016 – The recently-constructed irrigation canals of the U.S.-funded Gomal Zam Dam Command Area Development Project were inaugurated in Dera Ismal Khan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed an agreement with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in March 2015 to provide $22.22 million funding ...
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Pakistani Undergraduate Students Prepare for a Semester in the United States

Islamabad, December 9, 2016 – Approximately 90 Pakistani undergraduate students attended a pre-departure orientation in Islamabad today in preparation for their upcoming semester of study in the United States through the U.S. Government-funded Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). Since its launch in 2010, more than 1,000 Pakistani students have participated in the program.
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USAID’s Gender Equity Program fosters Educational Empowerment for Women in Pakistan

Islamabad, December 08, 2016 — American Ambassador David Hale spoke today at an event sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Gender Equity Program to recognize the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. Held at the Islamabad Club, the event brought together students, development workers, academics, and distinguished government officials ...
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U.S. Presents Boats to Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA)

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

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

Karachi – Early today Consul General Grace Shelton and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah witnessed the signing between Sindh School Education Department and Beaconhouse, Sukkur –IBA, and Indus Resource Centre and Charter for Compassion on the management and construction of five new schools in Khairpur and Sukkur districts.  Included in the Sindh Basic ...
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American Ambassador David Hale Meets with Pakistani Fulbright and Humphrey Alumni

Islamabad – December 2:  Approximately 250 Pakistani alumni of the Fulbright Program and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program gathered at the Higher Education Commission in Islamabad for a conference that examined how they can contribute to Pakistan’s development in fields ranging from higher education to law to health. American Ambassador David Hale congratulated the alumni ...
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U.S. Consul General visits Sindh Wind Corridor

THATTA – U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton visited and met with wind energy professionals at the Sindh Wind Corridor in Jhampir, Thatta today. CG Shelton visited Sapphire Wind Power Project, USAID grid station, and Kheenjar Lake. “The Sindh Wind Corridor shows the vital role renewable energy can play in helping Pakistan solve its energy crisis,” ...
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United States Rehabilitates Kalat-Quetta-Chaman Highway

Islamabad – December 1: American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale along with National Highway Authority Chairman Shahid Ashraf Tarar and Frontier Works Organization Director Major General Muhammad Afzal today opened an exhibition displaying photos of the recently rehabilitated section of National Highway (N-25) connecting Chaman to Kalat through Quetta, Balochistan. At the exhibition, which commemorates ...
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American Ambassador Meets with Disability Rights Advocates

Islamabad – December 1, 2016: American Ambassador David Hale met with approximately 25 Pakistani disability rights advocates to discuss the achievements of individuals with disabilities in Pakistan, America, and elsewhere around the world. The group also discussed how to address challenges that individuals with disabilities still face in society today, such as difficulty accessing mainstream ...
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U.S. Consulate Organizes Sports Diplomacy event with Special Olympians

Karachi — Consul General Grace Shelton welcomed Special Olympics Pakistan officials, Special Olympics athletes, and students to the Old Consul General Residence earlier today for the third in a series of Consulate sports diplomacy events this year.  CG Shelton, Mr. Rizwan Mansoor, Secretary General of Special Olympics Pakistan and Mr. Daniyal Alvi, manager of Operations ...
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American Embassy Turns Orange in Honor of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Islamabad – November 28, 2016:  In honor of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the American Embassy will be lit with orange lights for several nights. “During my time in Pakistan, I have met many inspiring and energetic Pakistani women and men who are advocating for the rights of women and minorities,” said ...
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Statement: PAKISTAN: New Chief of Army Staff Named

We welcome Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s appointment of Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa as the new Chief of Army Staff.  We look forward to continuing our work with Pakistan’s elected leaders, with Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and with the Pakistani military to advance our shared counterinsurgency and counterterrorism goals for Pakistan and the region, ...
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American Curator Vicky Clark and Pakistani Art Community Exchange Ideas

Islamabad – November 26, 2016: American art curator and writer Vicky Clark discussed American and Pakistani art traditions with local artists, teachers, and students during a November 15-25 visit to Islamabad and Lahore. The U.S. Embassy partnered with the Kuch Khaas Centre for Arts, Culture, and Dialogue to arrange Dr. Clark’s lectures at the Beaconhouse ...
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National Special Education Center Students Meet American Diplomat, Learn About Helen Keller and the Rights of the Disabled

Islamabad, November 22, 2016 – Pakistan’s National Special Education Center for Hearing Impaired Children hosted U.S. Embassy Press Officer Nolen Johnson, who spoke with students about the inspiring life of Helen Keller, the deaf-blind American educator, writer and social activist, who helped found the American Civil Liberties Union in 1920, and was honored with the ...
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اسلا م آباد (۱۹ ِنومبر، ۲۰۱۶ء) __   پاکستان میں تعینات امریکی سفیر ڈیوڈ ہیل اور پاکستان نیشنل کونسل آف آرٹس (پی این سی اے) کے ڈائریکٹر جنرل سید جمال شاہ نے گذشتہ شب پی این سی اے میں پاکستان کے عصری فن پاروں کی ایک نمائش کا افتتاح کیا۔ تصویری نمائش میں ،جس کا موضوع ...
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American Ambassador David Hale Opens Contemporary Pakistani Art Exhibition at PNCA

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

Sukkur – U.S. Consul General Grace W. Shelton and Sindh Education Minister Jam Mahtab Hussain Dahar today inaugurated a new school in Rohri; district Sukkur that was constructed with the support of the United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This is the sixth state-of-the-art school constructed under USAID’s $155 million ...
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Retirement of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard G. Olson

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release On behalf of the entire State Department, I congratulate Ambassador Rick Olson on his retirement after three decades of dedicated service to the country. Rick is quite simply one of our most distinguished diplomats, a career member of the Senior ...
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American Ambassador Hale Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

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

Islamabad, November 15, 2016 – The American Embassy congratulates the people of Pakistan, the FATA Secretariat and the Frontier Works Organization on the opening of the Bannu-Miran Shah-Ghulam Khan road inaugurated today by Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.  The United States is proud to have partnered with the Pakistani government to restore ...
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Exchange Alumni Call for Coherent Efforts to Mitigate Effects of Climate Change in South, East and Central Asian Nations

Islamabad, November 14, 2016 – On Saturday, the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) launched a three-day international climate change conference “Changing Minds for Climate Change” in Islamabad.  More than 250 alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs from across Pakistan and South, Central and East Asia gathered in Islamabad for the event, which was jointly sponsored by ...
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U.S. Consulate hosts Presidential Election reception

Karachi – U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton hosted a reception for Karachi’s civil society, politicians, businessmen, journalists and students to watch live results of the November 8 American presidential election. Consul General Shelton said, “The United States is proud of its centuries-old democratic traditions and institutions.  In addition to electing the 45th President, we are ...
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American Embassy Celebrates National Day and the Democratic Process

Islamabad, November 9, 2016 – Approximately 1,000 guests gathered at the American Embassy this morning for a National Day celebration and to view the results of the November 8 American presidential election. Although Americans traditionally celebrate their National Day on July 4, the American Embassy chose to hold its reception in November to emphasize the ...
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U.S. Embassy Encourages Pakistani Students to Apply for Exchange Programs

Islamabad, November 8, 2016 – U.S. Embassy Islamabad and its partners are currently accepting applications from Pakistani students for several U.S. exchange programs. Interested students should apply immediately, as deadlines are approaching quickly. Students accepted into these programs are not responsible for any program costs; the U.S. government will pay for international airfare and other ...
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U.S. Announces ‘Integrated Energy Resource Planning’ Activity

Islamabad, November 08, 2016 — The United States is strengthening Pakistan’s energy sector through improved sector-wide planning. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to coordinate on integrated energy planning in Pakistan. Through the MOU signed today, the integrated energy ...
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INL Director Signs Agreement to Enhance the National Accountability Bureau’s Ability to Combat Corruption

Islamabad, November 08, 2016 – On November 8, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement-Pakistan (INL-P) Director Katie Stana signed an agreement with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to provide $125,000 worth of forensics equipment and training to enhance NAB’s capacity to investigate and examine documents, contributing to NAB’s mission to eradicate corruption in Pakistan. ...
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INL Director’s Visit to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Highlights Long-Standing Commitment to KP on Rule of Law Efforts

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

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

Islamabad, October 24, 2016 – Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield traveled to Pakistan from October 20-22 to advance U.S. cooperation in the fight against transnational crime, launch a new program to prevent and respond to violence against women, and enhance justice sector cooperation and reform ...
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U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Honored for Contributions to Local Communities

Alumni Organization Celebrates Sixth Anniversary Islamabad, October 22, 2016 — More than 700 alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs gathered in Islamabad to recognize the extensive contributions members of the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) have made to their communities and the U.S.-Pakistan relationship.  The sixth annual reunion of the PUAN Islamabad-Rawalpindi Chapter brought together politicians, ...
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USAID-funded Balochistan Agriculture Project Improved Incomes for 16,000 Households

Islamabad, October 19, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted a joint event to commemorate the successful completion of a $32 million, USAID-funded Balochistan Agriculture Project that was implemented by the FAO. The project encompassed agricultural development activities in eight ...
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U.S. funded PhD scholars return aiming to transform education in Pakistan

Islamabad, October 19, 2016 – Twenty Four PhD scholars who received their degrees in the United States with U.S. government assistance shared their experiences at an event in Islamabad.  Upon graduation, the scholars returned to Pakistan to serve as faculty members at Pakistani universities. In total, the U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International ...
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U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman Reaffirms Commitment to Trade and Investment with Pakistan

Islamabad, October 19, 2016 –United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Michael Froman led a delegation to Islamabad to discuss the ongoing U.S.-Pakistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) on October 18 with the Government of Pakistan.  The TIFA Council meeting, hosted by Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan, covered a broad range of trade ...
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U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton visits Pakistan Stock Exchange

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

Islamabad, October 7, 2016 – Islamabad, October 5, 2016 – Today, the United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is celebrating World Teachers’ Day. In Pakistan, the day is known as ‘Salam Teachers’ Day’, which fosters awareness, understanding, and appreciation for the vital contribution teachers make to education and development. As ...
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USAID and Ministry of Finance Renew Ongoing Partnership for Development in Pakistan

Islamabad, October 4, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Finance on September 16 signed the latest amendment to the Pakistan Enhanced Partnership Agreement (PEPA), the document through which the U.S. government provides development assistance to Pakistan. This agreement provides an additional $407 million to support U.S. and ...
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Consul General Grace Shelton visits U.S.-funded Makli preservation project

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

Consul General Grace Shelton presided over the signing of a partnership agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Habib Bank Limited, MCB Bank Limited, Faysal Bank Limited, Meezan Bank Limited and JS Bank Limited today. Through U.S. funding, this 15 year partnership will provide up to a 50 percent guarantee for loans ...
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American Ambassador David Hale Unveils New Contemporary Art Collection

September 30, 2016, Islamabad – American Ambassador David Hale unveiled a new collection of contemporary art at his official residence during a reception last night.  Approximately 80 artists, students, teachers, and other friends of the arts gathered to view the works by artists such as Imran Qureshi, Murad Mumtaz, Javier Romero, Tom Bamberger, Sabah Husain, ...
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US Consul General hosts volleyball clinic for Dawood girls

Karachi – U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton engaged with young Pakistani girls at a volleyball clinic held at her residence.  Renowned Pakistani volleyball coaches Farah Sarfaraz, Nouma Faridi, and Fozia Naz trained more than 40 girls from Dawood Public School as their parents watched from the sidelines. “Volleyball shows us the importance of teamwork and ...
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American Ambassador David Hale Meets with Pakistani “Let Girls Learn Ambassadors”

Islamabad, September 26, 2016 – American Ambassador David Hale welcomed back from the United States Pakistan’s Let Girls Learn Ambassadors Summayka Qadir and Deepa Kumari who represented their country in New York City during United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) week. The women participated in  the “Broadway Shines a Light on Girls’ Education” event on September ...
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U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton pays homage to Quaid-e-Azam

U.S. Consul General in Karachi Grace Shelton visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and paid her respects to the founder of Pakistan. Consul General Grace Shelton laid a floral wreath at the mausoleum and signed the guestbook on behalf of the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi. Consul General Shelton noted, “The United States ...
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19 Pakistani Students Return Home from U.S. Embassy-Funded “Summer Sisters” Exchange Program

Islamabad, September 22, 2016:  Yesterday, U.S. Embassy and iEARN Pakistan staff welcomed home 19 female Pakistani students who recently participated in the Summer Sisters Exchange Program at U.S. universities, including Harvard, American University, and Smith College.  The students, ages 15 to 18, spent the summer studying science, leadership and international affairs. “The U.S. Embassy sponsors ...
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American Embassy Celebrates Achievements of Pakistani Women with Disabilities

Islamabad, September 22, 2016 – American Counselor for Public Affairs Christina Tomlinson joined members of the National Assembly and nongovernmental organization representatives today to celebrate the achievements of Pakistani women with disabilities.  At the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) Conference, she emphasized the importance of supporting the rights of women with disabilities so they can ...
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USAID’s Initiative Succeeds in Increasing the Use of Research for Policy Reforms in Pakistan

Islamabad, September 21, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has helped Pakistan strengthen its institutional capacity and policy making by fostering evidence-based decision-making on public policy issues. USAID partnered with the International Food Policy Research Institute from July 2011 to July 2016 on the Pakistan Strategy Support Program.  Working with the ...
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New U.S. Embassy Website Offers Information on Programs and Resources

Islamabad, September 9, 2016 – American Ambassador David Hale officially launched the U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s new and improved website with an online greeting for all virtual guests. In his message, Ambassador Hale invites everyone to the website to see “all of the different ways America and Pakistan are working together … and see how ...
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U.S. Embassy and The Indus Entrepreneurs Congratulate StartUp Cup Finalists

  Islamabad, September 6, 2016 – Today the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Islamabad Chapter concluded the 2016 Pakistan StartUp Cup, a nationwide business model competition.  Over the past six months, more than 950 teams from Lahore, Karachi, Faisalabad, and Islamabad competed for a top prize of 1 million rupees.  The ...
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U.S.-supported English-language alumni help clean Karachi’s beaches

Karachi – Over 50 alumni and teachers of the U.S. government funded English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) came together earlier today to clean Karachi’s beaches.  American and Pakistani volunteers including the U.S. Consul General Brian Heath and incoming Consul General Grace Shelton joined the young volunteers in the clean-up. “Today’s event has showed the value ...
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The United States Invites Pakistani Businesses to U.S. Woodworking Trade Show

September 01, 2016 Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-208-2911, 051-208-1136) 72/2016        Islamabad, September 01, 2016 – Representatives from Pakistani businesses traveled to the United States to participate in the 2016 International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Georgia.  The IWF is one of the world’s premier furniture manufacture, architectural woodwork, custom and general woodworking trade shows, ...
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Ambassador Hale Urges Public and Private Sector Representatives to Foster Women’s Entrepreneurship

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

August 30, 2016 Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4423) 73/2016 Islamabad, August 30, 2016 – Assistant United States Trade Representative (AUSTR) for South Asia Michael Delaney led a delegation to Islamabad to discuss the ongoing U.S.-Pakistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, known as TIFA, from August 28-30 with members of the government of ...
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U.S. Government Funded School Inaugurated in Khairpur

Consul General Brian Heath and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah inaugurated a state-of-the-art school constructed under the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP) at Kouro Goth, District Khairpur. “This school is just one of over 100 state-of-the-art facilities that USAID is constructing in partnership with the Government of ...
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USAID helping Pakistani mango farmers access world markets

Thatta – U.S. Consul General Brian Heath visited a mango farm in Tando Hafiz Shah to inspect automated mango graders and processors provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID Deputy Mission Director Denise Herbol and Deputy Provincial Director Patrick Brady were also present. “The United States is helping Pakistan boost domestic and ...
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US Consul General hosts baseball Clinic for Karachi youth

Karachi – U.S. Consul General Brian Heath hosted a baseball clinic for English Access students at his residence. Sindh Baseball Association President Mohsin Khan and well-known baseball personalities Amir Saleem, Jawad Ali, Shakeel Ahmed and Nadeem Zaheer attended as did U.S. Consulate Cultural Attaché Adam Jagelski. The baseball players and coaches guided and trained 30 ...
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200 Access Students Graduate in Hyderabad

Hyderabad — Some 200 enthusiastic Access students graduated in Hyderabad, yesterday. They are part of a U.S. Department of State-funded English-language program. Attending the ceremony were U.S. Consulate General Karachi Cultural Attaché AJ Jagelski, Consulate Officer Bria Mathews, Society for International Education Executive Director Farah Kamal and General Manager Saleem Ibrahim. “The United States,” said ...
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Pakistani Businesses Attend Major U.S. Healthcare Trade Show to Build Business Opportunities

August 5, 2016 Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4423) 66/ 2016 Islamabad, August 5, 2016 – Eleven Pakistani businesses recently attended the 68th American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Pennsylvania. At the Expo, the delegation learned about the latest healthcare technology and attended sessions on topics ...
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Pakistani Students and Faculty Travel to the United States to Conduct Energy Research

August 4, 2016 Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4423) 65/ 2016 Islamabad, August 4, 2016 – U.S. and Pakistani officials gathered today  to recognize 33 Pakistani graduate students and two faculty members who will soon travel to the United States to spend a semester at Arizona State University and Oregon State University.  During ...
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USAID and Aga Khan University join hands to fight malnutrition

Karachi – American Ambassador David Hale witnessed the signing of a partnership agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Sindh Community Mobilization Program (CMP) and Aga Khan University’s Human Development Program.  The effort will support nutrition-related activities for children ages 5-9 in CMP schools in seven northern districts in Sindh and five ...
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Ambassador Hale inaugurates Flagship Lincoln Corner in Karachi

Karachi — American Ambassador David Hale and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah inaugurated the Lincoln Corner at Liaquat Memorial Library in Karachi today. The Karachi site will serve as the flagship Lincoln Corner in Pakistan. Special Assistant to the Chief Minister of the Sindh Culture and Tourism Department Sharmila Farooqi, Director of Liaquat Memorial ...
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U.S. Embassy’s E-Teacher Program to Expand

Contact: U.S. Embassy For Immediate Release Public Affairs Section 63/ 2016 051-201-5427, 051-201-4423 Islamabad, July 26, 2016 – Twenty-eight E-Teacher Program alumni from across Pakistan gathered in Islamabad for focus group discussions on expanding the U.S. Embassy’s E-Teacher Program for teachers of the English language. They also received training to promote and use Massive Open ...
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Ambassador Hale pays respects to family of Abdul Sattar Edhi

American Ambassador David Hale paid his respects to the family of Abdul Sattar Edhi, praising the late humanitarian for his philanthropy and “compassion for humanity.” He said Edhi “promoted human rights through his tireless work assisting the needy, regardless of ethnicity or religion, and his philanthropic work reached many communities across the globe, including in ...
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Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network Looks to the Future of Education at International Conference

The Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) launched a three-day international conference on “Mapping Education in the 21st Century” at the Serena Hotel today. Over 200 alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs from across Pakistan and South Asia gathered in Islamabad for the event, which was jointly sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and PUAN. Former ...
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U.S. Embassy English Language Program Alumni Develop Leadership Skills

Seventy-five alumni of the U.S. Embassy’s English Access Microscholarship Program gathered in Islamabad July 16-17 for Pakistan Access Alumni Reconnect, a two-day conference focused on building skills to enable participants to successfully lead community development initiatives and to promote the study of the English language in their communities across Pakistan. “These English-language teachers and students ...
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American Ambassador Congratulates 171 Pakistani Students for Participating in Year-Long Academic Exchange

American Ambassador David Hale awarded certificates of completion yesterday to 66 students from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and northern Pakistan who recently returned from a yearlong academic exchange in the United States. Ambassador Hale also met with 105 Pakistani secondary school students who will spend the 2016-2017 academic year in the United States. “I have seen ...
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USAID Helping Pakistan Solve Water Issues

Jamshoro – U.S. Consul General Brian Heath congratulated 20 Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) students and faculty who are part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded U.S. Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W).  The delegates are heading to the University of Utah to do research as part of ...
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Building a Stronger Future for Pakistan and America by Ambassador David Hale

As America celebrates its Independence Day, we at the American Embassy and Consulates are pausing to reflect on the shared values of our two countries. The people of Pakistan and the United States share a fundamental desire for peace and prosperity. Working together since Pakistan’s own independence, our two countries have achieved great successes in ...
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Women Are Key to Development

More than 20 years ago, Zahida Kamri, a single mother of six, became Pakistan’s first female taxi driver — a job that took her from Islamabad to the country’s remote provinces. As a pioneer among women entrepreneurs in Pakistan, Zahida persevered in the face of criticism and her accomplishments resonate to this day. Two decades ...
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Twenty-one Delegates to Represent Pakistan at 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Twenty-one delegates will represent Pakistan at the 7th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. They will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors and business leaders to exchange ideas and best practices for how to start and grow their ...
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New Shazly Khan Mural at American Embassy Welcomes Visitors, Highlights Equality, Unity, and Tolerance

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

Karachi – U.S. Consul General Brian Heath led a group of journalists organizations on tour of the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ). The U.S. government provided $4 million to establish the center at Karachi’s Institute of Business Administration “A free and professional press is a cornerstone of democracy and played a crucial role in ...
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U.S. Government Announces $21 Million in Food Assistance for Pakistan

U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director John Groarke announced today a new U.S. contribution of $21 million in food assistance to feed malnourished individuals in Pakistan. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will use the U.S. financial contribution to turn approximately 26,000 metric tons of Pakistani government-provided wheat into fortified flour, which will ...
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4th Annual U.S.-Pakistan Business Opportunity Conference June 2-3 in New York City

The U.S. Government and the Government of Pakistan will hold the fourth annual U.S.-Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference on June 2-3 in New York City. The 2016 conference, the first to be held in the United States, aims to build business-to-business linkages and to generate networking opportunities for U.S. and Pakistani businesses, with a particular focus ...
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“Pakistan’s Government Has Done a Lot to Stabilise Economy” by Ambassador David Hale

This week in New York City, America and Pakistan are partnering together to host the fourth annual US-Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference. The Conference on June 2-3 will bring together over 250 industry representatives, investors, and government leaders from our two nations and will feature emerging professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as established firms like Proctor ...
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U.S. Consulate Sends 19 Pakistani Women to Summer Exchanges in US

Karachi – U.S. Consul General Brian Heath greeted 19 Pakistani women prior to their departure for summer exchange programs in the United States. “My sincere congratulations to all of the participants in the Summer Sisters 2016 exchange program,” said Mr. Heath, while thanking partners: iEarn, the U.S. Pakistan Women’s Council and American University. Also attending ...
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Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network Celebrates “Colors of Pakistan” Program

The Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN), with support from the American Embassy, celebrated Pakistan’s cultural wealth in a series of projects led by PUAN chapters across the country from May 16 to May 22. The weeklong celebration concluded at the Islamabad Club on May 22 with a panel discussion featuring prominent Pakistani authors, musicians, film makers, ...
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U.S.-Pakistani University Partnership Supports Business Administration in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The United States Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar facilitated a conference in Islamabad under the banner of “International Perspectives on Research and Teaching” on the theme of business administration.  The conference marked the culmination of a three-year university partnership between the University of Kentucky in the United States and a ...
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American Embassy Provides Over $48 Million in New Funding to Pakistan’s Police, Counternarcotics, and Rule of Law Programs

American Ambassador David Hale and Pakistan Economic Affairs Division Secretary Tariq Bajwa signed a one-year $48.6 million bilateral assistance agreement at a ceremony in Islamabad on May 25. Under the agreement, the U.S. Department of State’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau will provide support to the Government of Pakistan in building Pakistan’s law ...
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American Embassy and National Library Host Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals in Pakistan

Islamabad, May 19, 2016 – The American Embassy’s Lincoln Reading Lounge and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the discussion, “The Role of the Development Sector in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals,” at the National Library of Pakistan on May 16. More than 100 senior professionals from Pakistan’s development sector and professors and students ...
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Joint Press Release: The Fifth Meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China

The fifth meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China on the Afghan peace and reconciliation process was held in Islamabad on 18 May 2016. Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Mr. Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry hosted the meeting. Other delegations were led by Afghan President’s Special Envoy and Ambassador of Afghanistan ...
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CADD Librarians Explore 3D Printing and other Innovations at U.S. Embassy

Librarians from Islamabad’s Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) were introduced to “makerspaces” and other new American library innovations and trends during a visit to the U.S. Embassy’s Information Resource Center (IRC) on April 29. About 30 CADD librarians participated and had the opportunity to turn fruit into electronic touchpads with the “MaKey MaKey” invention ...
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Improvements on IPR in Pakistan Recognized in Special 301 Intellectual Property Rights Protection Report

The United States recognized Pakistan’s positive progress on IPR today in the annual Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). In this year’s Report, Pakistan has moved from the Special 301 “Priority Watch List” to “Watch List with an Out-of-Cycle Review”. This movement is largely due to Pakistan’s efforts to improve intellectual property protection ...
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Music Mela 2016 Electrifies Audiences, Unites Cultures

This weekend, Music Mela returned to Islamabad and the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) once again became the center of Pakistan’s music world. Jointly organized by the U.S. Embassy and the Foundation for Arts and Culture, and Education (FACE), Music Mela 2016 boasted more than 15,000 fans over the past three days, excited ...
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American band “Grupo Fantasma” performs for thousands at Music Mela

American band Grupo Fantasma introduced their signature sound of Latin funk music to more than 3,000 people last night at Music Mela. Their performance, organized by the Foundation for Arts and Culture (FACE) and hosted by the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), was part of the band’s three-city tour to Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore. ...
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U.S. Embassy Showcases Latin Funk Band “Grupo Fantasma”

Islamabad, April 21, 2016 American band Grupo Fantasma introduced Latin funk music to 125 high school and university students from across Islamabad during their live performance at Lok Virsa on Thursday. The concert, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in partnership with the Foundation for Arts and Culture (FACE), was part of the band’s three-city tour ...
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United States Funds Renovation of Ministry of Health Office

April 20, 2016 As part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen Pakistan’s health systems, the U.S. Agency for International Development refurbished the office space of the Health Planning, Systems Strengthening and Information Analysis Unit at the Ministry of Health. USAID Mission Director John Groarke, Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination Saira ...
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U.S. Consulate Peshawar Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar (IM Sciences)

U.S. Consul General Peshawar William Martin  and the Director of the Institute of Management Sciences (IM Sciences) Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Khan  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to upgrade the status of an existing Reading Lounge to “Lincoln Corner,” in a ceremony here today.  The Reading Lounge was established in the institute’s central library in ...
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The Indus Entrepreneurs and U.S. Embassy Launch StartUp Cup 2016 Business Mentoring Program

April 17, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Islamabad Chapter launched the 2016 Pakistan StartUp Cup, a nationwide business model competition on April 16. Nearly 300 prospective business owners from across the capital region were selected through a competitive process to take part in the April 16-17 “Build-a-Business Workshop” and ...
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American Ambassador Praises Work of Advocates for the Disabled

April 15, 2016 American Ambassador David Hale encouraged community activists to continue their work in supporting and empowering women with disabilities during a conference yesterday in Islamabad organized by the Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP). “Our partnership with STEP focuses on raising awareness about resources for women with disabilities, providing training to increase these women’s ...
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First-Ever Commercial Shipment of U.S. Dairy Cattle Arrives in Pakistan

Visiting Cheema Farm 12 kilometers outside of Gujranwala in Kalaske, U.S. Consul General Zachary Harkenrider welcomed the first-ever shipment of U.S. dairy cattle to Pakistan. The 300 Holsteins flew from Miami, Florida in the United States to Sialkot in Punjab and will find homes on several commercial farms in Punjab. U.S. and Pakistani officials worked ...
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USAID Celebrates World Water Day as its Gomal Zam Irrigation Project Comes to a Close

The U.S. Embassy Islamabad celebrates this year’s World Water Day, March 22, as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Gomal Zam Irrigation Project comes to a close. This $72 million project, which began in 2011, is now providing year-round irrigation for 191,000 acres in Tank and Dera Ismail Khan Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors TEDx Event on Women’s Empowerment

Approximately 300 people from across Pakistan attended TEDxIslamabad 2016: Breaking Barriers, an event featuring speeches about women’s empowerment. The event was funded by the American Embassy and Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network and was part of the TEDx program, which is designed to help communities, organizations, and individuals spark conversation and connection. American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan ...
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Pakistani Scientists Review Wheat Research through U.S.-Funded Seminar

Dozens of Pakistani scientists and agricultural experts participated in the first phase of the 2016 Traveling Wheat Seminar, funded by the U.S. government. The annual seminar brings together wheat scientists from all over Pakistan to observe and discuss wheat research at the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council’s wheat research centers. “Wheat scientists are able to share ...
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USAID and PAMCO Promote Policy Reforms in Punjab’s Agriculture, Dairy, and Meat Sectors

Representatives from the Punjab Enabling Environment Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Punjab Agriculture and Meat Company (PAMCO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore opportunities for growth in Punjab’s agriculture, dairy, and meat sectors.  The representatives from PAMCO and the Punjab Enabling Environment Project pledged to promote ...
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American Embassy Promotes Regional Connectivity at The Leaders Summit

American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Pratt discussed the benefits of regional economic connectivity and American assistance to Pakistan at The Leaders Summit, a day-long conference sponsored by organizations such as Nutshell Forum and the Jang Media Group. Focusing on the theme of “The BIG Rethink,” the event featured discussions on innovation, leadership, energy, culture, diversity, ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Pakistani English Teachers’ Participation in International Education Conference

U.S. Embassy Islamabad sponsored five teachers’ travel to an education conference in Nepal, where they represented Pakistan and shared their teaching expertise with other teachers from all over the world. The educators gave presentations about teaching critical thinking skills and computer-assisted language learning at the 21st International Conference of the Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association ...
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USAID Celebrates Successful Completion of Grants Supporting Children’s Reading Habits

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a ceremony marking the successful completion of 18 small grants encouraging children to develop the skill and habit of reading from an early age. “We received a record number of outstanding applications for grants to carry out reading activities at the community level,” said Natasha de ...
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“US Committed to the Enablement of Women” by Ambassador David Hale

Pakistan’s greatest resource is surely its people. Since I arrived nearly four months ago, I have had the opportunity to speak with people from various backgrounds, and from different regions of the country, economic sectors, and with varied political and social perspectives. I am constantly impressed by the level of talent and ambition I see ...
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U.S. and Pakistani Officials Inaugurate National Biocontrol Laboratory

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service Deputy Administrator Jocelyn Brown inaugurated the National Biocontrol Laboratory at the National Agricultural Research Center today. The U.S. government provided technical assistance and equipment for the laboratory, which will conduct research to help farmers prevent pests from destroying their crops. “This new laboratory is an excellent example ...
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U.S.-Pakistan Education, Science and Technology Working Group

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel and Pakistani Minister of Planning, Development, and Reform Ahsan Iqbal chaired the second U.S.-Pakistan Education, Science, and Technology Working Group in Washington, D.C. today prior to the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue Ministerial. The U.S.-Pakistan Education, Science, and Technology Working Group provides a platform to ...
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American Ambassador, IBA Director Inaugurate Center for Excellence in Journalism

American Ambassador David Hale and IBA Director Ishrat Hussain launched the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at Karachi’s Institute of Business Administration (IBA) on February 27, 2016. The U.S. State Department provided $4 million in funding to construct the center and establish a curriculum and training programs. “A free and professional press is a ...
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United States Partners with Sindh Government to Improve School Management in Sindh

The Sindh Education and Literacy Department signed agreements with two organizations to manage the first group of schools constructed under the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Sindh Basic Education Program. The management agreements — with the Institute of Business Administration Sukkur and Charter for Compassion Pakistan — apply to four schools in Khairpur and ...
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Joint Press Release: The Fourth Meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China

The fourth meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China on the Afghan Peace and Reconciliation process was held in Kabul on February 23, 2016. The delegations were led by Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing and ...
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American and Pakistani Musicians Blend Musical Traditions

The Ari Roland Jazz Quartet from the United States joined local musicians for a performance blending American jazz and Pakistani classical music at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts. Approximately 450 people attended the event, which was organized by the U.S. Embassy in partnership with the Foundation for Arts Culture and Education. “We were ...
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U.S. Special Representative to Muslim Communities Engages Government and Civil Society

During a February 17-18 visit to Islamabad, U.S. Department of State Special Representative to Muslim Communities Shaarik Zafar met with government officials, students, private sector representatives, and members of civil society to discuss mutual interests and goals. “The United States and Pakistan share a strong interest in building a better understanding of each other’s cultures,” ...
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United States Provides Training for 185 Midwives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke congratulated 185 women from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas who successfully completed an 18-month midwife training program sponsored by the U.S. government. “A healthy family is the foundation of a healthy nation, so I am proud that the United States and Pakistan ...
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United States Jumpstarts Hybrid Maize Seed Production in Pakistan

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke gave new varieties of maize seed to Pakistani research organizations and private-sector seed companies today at the National Agricultural Research Center in Islamabad. The new varieties of maize were identified and provided by USAID’s Agriculture Innovation Program, in coordination with the Pakistan Agricultural Research ...
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American Ambassador Opens Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus Conference

American Ambassador David Hale, Federal Minister of Planning, Development, and Reform Professor Ahsan Iqbal, and Rector NUST Engineer Muhammad Asghar opened the Water, Energy, Food Security Nexus Conference on February 16 at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad. The conference was designed to bring together experts to discuss the impact of ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes 200 Rawalpindi Students to English Language Program

U.S. Embassy Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Jeffrey Sexton welcomed a new cohort of 200 students from Sir Syed Public School in Rawalpindi to the English Access Microscholarship Program at a ceremony today. The students, ages 13 to 16, will participate in a two-year program to develop English language skills that may lead to better ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Pakistan Law Students at Jessup International Law Moot Court

Top students from seven law schools across Pakistan participated in the country’s first-ever National Qualifying Competition for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition on February 14. U.S. Embassy Islamabad’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) and Department of Justice office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) sections sponsored the event. ...
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American Ambassador David Hale Celebrates Achievements of Pakistani Women

American Ambassador David Hale praised the bravery and determination of Pakistani women at an event in Islamabad sponsored by the United States Agency for Development (USAID) to commemorate Pakistan’s National Women’s Day. “Investing in women and girls not only promotes gender equality, it has a ripple effect on every aspect of society,” Ambassador Hale said. ...
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U.S. Department of Energy Joins Pakistan’s Energy Ministries to Launch $3 Million Program to support Pakistan’s Energy Development

Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Jonathan Elkind joined Pakistan’s Ministry of Planning, Development, and Reform, the Ministry Water and Power, and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources to announce the launch of a $3 million multi-agency technical assistance program designed to support Pakistan’s energy development efforts. The three-year Program, conducted in ...
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Joint Press Release: The Third Meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China

The third meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China on the Afghan Peace and Reconciliation process was held in Islamabad on 6 February 2016. Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry hosted the meeting. Other delegations were led by Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai, US ...
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U.S. and Pakistan Commit to Double Funds for Joint Science and Technology Research

American Ambassador David Hale and Chairman of the Higher Education Commission Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding at the Higher Education Commission Auditorium in Islamabad, doubling funding for the Pakistan-U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program. The MOU will provide more than $8 million in joint funding for high level collaborative research in ...
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USAID’s Citizens’ Voice Project Strengthens Civic Engagement

CEO of Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability Shahid Fiaz and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke joined civil society representatives in recognizing the achievements of the Citizens’ Voice Project. This five-year, $45 million project is funded by the United States government and has been working since 2011 to bridge ...
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WECREATE Center Connects Former USAID Administrator with Female Entrepreneurs to Promote Women’s Empowerment

WECREATE | Pakistan Center (Women’s Entrepreneurial Center of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment) hosted a digital video conference connecting female Pakistani entrepreneurs with former USAID Administrator Henrietta Fore. The event established a digital forum for sharing best business practices and lessons learned between Ms. Fore, distinguished public servants and entrepreneurs, and emerging ...
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United States Provides $20 Million for Food Rations to Support Temporarily Displaced Persons and the Malnourished

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, recently contributed $20 million to support the provision of food to approximately 1.2 million temporary displaced persons of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, 75,000 earthquake-affected individuals, and 153,500 malnourished women and children in Pakistan. This new contribution by the United States will be managed by ...
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U.S. Embassy Congratulates Competitors in Pakistan’s 2nd Annual StartUp Cup

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Islamabad Chapter celebrated the conclusion of the 2015 Pakistan StartUp Cup, a nationwide business model competition. At the closing ceremony, American Ambassador David Hale and State Minister of the Capital Administration and Development Division Tariq Fazal Chaudhry presented awards to the winning startup, Patari, and ...
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Recent Graduates Gain Energy Sector Experience through USAID Internship Program

Islamabad – January 26, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a ceremony today marking the successful completion of a six-month Energy Sector Internship Program that provided recent energy-degree graduates with on-the-job experience and skills training. The program also sought to promote the inclusion of women in energy sector workplaces. Female ...
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USAID-Funded Design Summit in Lahore Seeks Solutions to Development Challenges

Thirty innovators from around the world gathered in Lahore for two weeks to develop information communication technology-based solutions to development challenges.  Participants presented prototype solutions to health, agriculture, and disaster response challenges today at the concluding session of the Lahore International Development Design Summit. The two-week summit was organized by the International Development Innovation Network, ...
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American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale Condemns Charsadda Attack

“I strongly condemn today’s appalling attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda. The blatant disregard for human life displayed by these attackers is intolerable. It is especially reprehensible that the attackers targeted an educational institution where students and educators are seeking to better themselves and the nation of Pakistan. This attack stands in stark opposition ...
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USAID Distributes Computer Tablets to Support Pakistani Teachers’ Professional Development

The United States Agency for International Development is distributing 23,800 computer tablets through its Pakistan Reading Project to public school teachers of grades 1 and 2 to support teacher training and improved reading instruction in classrooms across Pakistan. “Today’s distribution of computer tablets is an investment in and appreciation of the teaching force that prepares ...
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Joint Press Release: The Second Meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China

The second meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China on the Afghan Peace and Reconciliation process was held in Kabul on January 18, 2016. The delegations were led by Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, the US Ambassador to Afghanistan ...
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Senior U.S. Trade Delegation Visits Pakistan

A U.S.-Pakistan Business Council ( USPBC ) delegation comprised of 26 senior executives from leading American companies in the IT, energy, and consumer goods sectors visited Islamabad January 13 to 15 for a series of meetings aimed at increasing bilateral trade and American investment in Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan welcomed USPBC Chairman Miles Young, CEO ...
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Ambassador Hale Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Hospital in Jacobabad

American Ambassador David Hale and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah inaugurated the Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (JIMS). The United States through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided $18 million to build the 133-bed hospital complex and supply it with medical equipment and a solar energy system. Sindh Health Minister ...
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U. S. Embassy Celebrates WECREATE Handover

U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale joined more than 50 entrepreneurs, members of the business community, and government officials from across Pakistan to celebrate the handover of authority of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Center of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment Center (WECREATE). Islamabad is home to the world’s first WECREATE Center. The Center ...
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United States Supports Livestock Sector Emergency Preparedness

Two top veterinary emergency response experts affiliated with the international Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Project arrived in Islamabad today to lead a weeklong train-the-trainer workshop for Pakistan’s emergency response officials. The LEGS Project is partnering with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), ...
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Joint Press Statement of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China on Afghan peace and reconciliation

Islamabad, January 11, 2016 – The first meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China on the Afghan peace and reconciliation process was held in Islamabad on 11 January 2016. The delegations were led by Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, ...
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American Embassy Donates Toys to SOS Children’s Village Islamabad

Islamabad, January 9, 2016 – American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale and members of the United States Marines Corps donated nearly 500 items to children from the SOS Children’s Village in Islamabad at a ceremony at the American Embassy in Islamabad on Saturday, January 9. More than 50 children from the shelter joined Ambassador Hale ...
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USAID and HEC Kick Off Student and Faculty Exchange under U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies Program

Islamabad, January 8, 2016 – Senior officials from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan held a send-off reception today at the National University of Sciences and Technology for approximately two dozen students and faculty who are departing for a semester abroad at Arizona State University. Over ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale Condemns Attack in Mardan

“The Embassy of the United States strongly condemns this afternoon’s horrific attack in the city of Mardan, outside the regional office of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). We offer our sincerest condolences to the victims and their families. This attack on civilians shows a complete disregard for human life. Our thoughts and prayers ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale Condemns Attack in Mardan

“The Embassy of the United States strongly condemns this afternoon’s horrific attack in the city of Mardan, outside the regional office of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). We offer our sincerest condolences to the victims and their families. This attack on civilians shows a complete disregard for human life. Our thoughts and prayers ...
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US Consulate Donates Computer Systems to Karachi Press Club

U.S. Consulate General Karachi donated three computer, network and printer systems and software to the Karachi Press Club. The Consulate gave the equipment to the Club to support Karachi-based journalists in their day-to-day reporting. “The media plays a very important role in a free society,” said U.S. Consul General Brian Heath. “Journalists in Pakistan face ...
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Renovated Lincoln Corner Islamabad Opens at International Islamic University Islamabad

American Ambassador David Hale and Rector of International Islamic University Islamabad Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai joined faculty and students on December 17 to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated and expanded Lincoln Corner Islamabad (LCI) at International Islamic University Islamabad. The renovation more than doubles the size of the space and provides increased access ...
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