UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN LAUNCH PILOT PROJECT TO INCREASE REGIONAL TRADE

The shipment between Pakistan and Uzbekistan is the first in Pakistan using the United Nations’ multilateral transit system, “Transports Internationaux Routiers.” KARACHI (May 7, 2021) – The United States Government, along with the Government of Pakistan, launched the first international shipment from Pakistan that is compliant with the United Nations’ “Transports Internationaux Routiers” (TIR) Convention, …

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U.S. Embassy Brings CompTIA to Pakistan, Expands Opportunities for IT Sector Growth

Islamabad (April 27, 2021) – Pakistani IT professionals will soon be able to expand their knowledge and skills in information and communications technology (ICT) through a recently announced partnership that the U.S. Embassy’s Foreign Commercial Service helped forge between Chicago, Illinois-based CompTIA and Karachi-based Techtics, its delivery partner in Pakistan. CompTIA Inc., a nonprofit association …

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U.S. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Angela Aggeler visits Gwadar

Islamabad, April 8, 2021 Chargé d’affaires Angela Aggeler visited Gwadar on April 8.  Aggeler was the first U.S. official to visit Gwadar in 15 years, and this was her second trip to Balochistan.  Aggeler highlighted U.S.-Pakistan cooperation on maritime security, increased commercial and economic ties between the United States and Pakistan, and promoting prosperity across the region.  

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U.S. Consulate General Lahore Public Affairs Officer congratulates graduating English learners

English Access program students’ online Graduation Ceremony for 100 students was held at Gujranwala site managed by Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Tuesday. The graduating students completed the U.S. Department of State funded two-year English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) at the Gujranwala site. The U.S. Consulate General Lahore Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Kelly McCarthy …

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United States and Pakistan’s Drug Regulatory Authority Modernize and Digitize Records

ISLAMABAD (March 24, 2021) – The United States Mission to Pakistan, in cooperation with the Government of Pakistan, presented a new records management system to digitize more than four million records for the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). The system, developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Global Health Supply Chain program, …

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U.S. Consul General applauds Multan graduates of U.S.-funded English learning program

U.S. Consul General to Lahore Catherine Rodriguez congratulated 250 students on successful completion of the U.S. State Department-funded two-year English Access Microscholarship English learning Program in Multan. She appreciated the hard work of the teachers, dedication of the students, and cooperation of their parents. During the virtual graduation event, the students shared their success stories, …

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USAID MARKS COMPLETION OF PUNJAB ENABLING ENVIRONMENT PROJECT

Today the United States Government marked the successful completion of a seven-year initiative to support the dairy, horticulture, and livestock sectors in Punjab. The Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP), a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Punjab Government, and several private sector partners added more than 16,000 jobs to the …

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United States Helps Increase Electricity Revenue in Peshawar

Peshawar – March 15, 2021:  The United States Mission to Pakistan, along with the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), celebrated the successful completion of a pilot project to help decrease electricity theft and increase power revenue in Peshawar. Under the project, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) installed 157 kilometers of anti-theft cable and …

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United States and HEC Pakistan Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021 Contact: Brittney Stewart Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN’S HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Karachi – The United States Mission to Pakistan and Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) celebrated International Women’s Day with female scholarship recipients of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) …

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United States and Pakistan Digitize Energy Sector

Lahore – March 9, 2021:  The United States Mission to Pakistan today officially handed over an innovative new metering system to the Government of Pakistan to help network and market operators better manage the national power grid. The Secure Metering System (SMS), developed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), improves Pakistan’s National …

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United States And Facebook Recognize Pakistani Women Entrepreneurs On International Women’s Day

Islamabad, March 8, 2021:  The United States Mission to Pakistan, in partnership with Facebook, celebrated International Women’s Day 2021 by recognizing the achievements of Pakistani women entrepreneurs who received #SheMeansBusiness training through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Small and Medium Enterprise Activity.  To date, USAID has provided training for 433 Pakistani women-owned micro, …

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The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan Announces 2022 Fulbright Student (Master’s and PhD) Program

Islamabad, March 8, 2021 – The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) has announced the opening of the 2022 Fulbright Student competition.  The prestigious Fulbright Program is the flagship academic scholarship program of the U.S. Department of State and is offered in 160 countries. Since 2005, Pakistan’s Fulbright Program is the world’s largest in …

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“The Parallel Pandemic Project: Pakistan, the United States and COVID-19”

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release U.S.  CONSULATE KARACHI TO HOST “THE PARALLEL PANDEMIC PROJECT: PAKISTAN, THE UNITED STATES AND COVID-19” Karachi, March 1, 2021:  The U.S. Mission to Pakistan invites the public to attend an online session about “The Parallel Pandemic Project: Pakistan, United States and COVID-19” on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 6:00 PM …

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UNITED STATES HANDS OVER IT WALL TO STRENGTHEN PUNJAB COVID-19 COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTER

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today handed over an IT wall to the Health Department to help strengthen the COVID-19 Command and Control Center’s capacity to monitor, analyze the data and effectively respond to cases across the province. USAID has partnered with Pakistan’s federal and provincial health departments …

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UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN PROMOTE WATER GOVERNANCE 

Islamabad, February 18, 2021:  The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Government of Punjab, opened the 2021 Pakistan Water Conference today to highlight the challenges facing the water sector in Pakistan and the importance of governance for increasing water productivity.    The United States and Pakistan …

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UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN COOPERATE TO INCREASE PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT IN CLEAN ENERGY

Islamabad, February 3, 2021:  The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and local partners, launched the Pakistan Private Sector Energy project today to increase private sector investment in clean energy.  The project will support small and …

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U.S.-PAKISTAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CELEBRATES 16 YEARS

Islamabad, February 2, 2021:  The Government of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) celebrated the 16th anniversary of the Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program (MNBSP), which is administered in partnership with the United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development. Since 2004, USAID has worked with HEC to provide equitable access to higher education and increase enrollment …

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New U.S. Cattle Shipments Bolster the Productivity of Pakistan’s Dairy Sector

Islamabad, February 01, 2021 – A shipment of 2,078 U.S. cattle arrived at the port of Karachi on January 27, 2021.  As a result of the strong partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Pakistan dairy sector, cattle shipments from the United States continue to supply Pakistan with high-quality bovine stock for its …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT January 29, 2021 Secretary Blinken’s Call with Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Qureshi discussed how to ensure accountability for convicted terrorist Ahmed Omar …

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Seeking Justice for the Kidnapping and Murder of Daniel Pearl

01/28/2021 04:34 PM EST Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State The United States is deeply concerned by the Pakistani Supreme Court’s decision to acquit those involved in Daniel Pearl’s kidnapping and murder and any proposed action to release them. Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh was indicted in the United States in 2002 for hostage-taking and conspiracy to commit hostage-taking, resulting in the murder …

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UNITED STATES AND PAKISTAN HOST PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT FORUM IN SOUTH PUNJAB

The United States Mission to Pakistan along with the Punjab Provincial Government opened a three-day private sector forum today to identify opportunities and challenges for commercial and social investments in the region. The forum was organized by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP) through the USAID Lahore Office in …

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PAKISTAN AND THE UNITED STATES PARTNER TO PREVENT COVID-19 IN PRISONS

January 11, 2021 (Islamabad):  From December 28 to January 7, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) section collaborated with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Prisons Department to deliver PKR 9,762,700 in personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, soap, and gloves to staff and inmates to prevent the spread of COVID-19 The provision of PPE …

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Mr. David Helvey’s Visit to Pakistan

On January 7, 2021, David Helvey, Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, met with Pakistan’s Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza. Mr. Helvey thanked Lt. Gen. Mirza for Pakistan’s ongoing role in supporting Afghanistan Peace Negotiations and discussed the urgency of reducing violence and …

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PAKISTAN AND THE UNITED STATES INAUGURATE 155 DISTRICT DISEASE MONITORING UNITS

December 16, 2020 (Islamabad): Government officials from Pakistan and the United States today inaugurated 155 District Disease Monitoring Units to enable local health officials to track the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, more effectively throughout Pakistan. The Monitoring Units, which are designated spaces within existing district health offices, have been equipped with modern …

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PAKISTAN AND THE UNITED STATES LAUNCH INNOVATIVE PLATFORM TO EVALUATE SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF NEW MEDICINES AND IMPROVE HEALTH SECURITY 

December 2, 2020 (Islamabad):   The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), in partnership with the U.S. government, launched an innovative online platform that will enable the Government of Pakistan to more quickly and effectively evaluate the safety and effectiveness of medicine, leading to greater health security in the country.   The Government of Pakistan and the …

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U.S. and Pakistan complete restoration work at Takht-i-Bahi Buddhist Monastery

TAKHT-I-BAHI (MARDAN), NOVEMBER 28, 2020:  Consul General Gregory Macris participated via video in the closing ceremony of a $230,000 cultural preservation project at the Takht-i-Bahi Buddhist Monastery in Mardan.  “The U.S. Mission in Pakistan is committed to working with local partners to support conservation and preservation of sites of great cultural significance across Pakistan,” said …

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United States and KP Government Refurbish Hospitals in Lakki Marwat

LAKKI MARWAT, NOVEMBER 24, 2020:  As part of the ongoing partnership with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (GoKP), the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), reinstated two refurbished hospitals to the GoKP Health Department in Lakki Marwat District.  The U.S. Consul General in Peshawar Mr. Gregory Macris virtually inaugurated the …

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U.S. Government and Women’s Business Opportunities Initiative Help Pakistani Women Entrepreneurs Thrive in Global Markets

For Immediate Release Islamabad, November 20, 2020 – Women-owned businesses in Pakistan that are ready to grow by becoming part of global supply chains will now have access to world-class training, networks, and information thanks to the launch of the Women’s Business Opportunity Initiative, an effort led by non-profit WEConnect International in coordination with Vital …

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The United States Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week by Supporting Pakistani Entrepreneurs

Islamabad, November 19, 2020:  The U.S. Government celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 by recognizing the achievements of 25 Pakistani entrepreneurs who received grants to establish and expand their small and medium enterprises (SMEs).  At a virtual event today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recognized the participants who received Challenge Fund grants and created …

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Launch of International Education Week Opening Remarks

Launch of International Education Week Opening Remarks as prepared for delivery November 16, 2020    Jonathan Henick, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia, Press, and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State  As Salam Aleukum, and a special welcome to all the dedicated education professionals in Pakistan. It is …

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Statement on the Visit to Pakistan By Ambassador Khalilzad

Islamabad, November 3, 2020 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on November 2. In a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other security officials, Ambassador Khalilzad provided an update on the current state of the peace process. They discussed the overwhelming consensus in the …

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New U.S.-Manufactured Ventilators Delivered to Punjab To Help in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

  LAHORE, October 20, 2020: As part of the on-going partnership with Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Punjab Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department, has delivered 46 new ventilators to 13 hospitals in Punjab to support Pakistan’s fight against …

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Statement On The Visit To Pakistan By Ambassador Khalilzad And General Miller

October 8, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact:  U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section, INFOISB@state.gov Islamabad, October 8, 2020 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Commander NATO Resolute Support Mission General Austin Scott Miller visited Islamabad on October 8.  In a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar …

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U.S. Consul General Sebron “CB” Toney Hosts Family Members of U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for Virtual Chat with Students of SBBWU

Peshawar – September 22 – The day after the International Day of Peace observances, the granddaughter and the great granddaughter of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt held an interactive virtual chat with the students of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women’s University (SBBWU) in Peshawar. Ms. Anne Roosevelt and Ms. Tracy …

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Pakistan and the United States Partner to Provide Fortified Food to Malnourished Children

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020:  Together, the governments of Pakistan and the United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), are delivering 340 metric tons of vitamin and mineral-enriched food for Pakistani children who are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. According to the National Nutrition Survey jointly published by the Government of Pakistan …

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USAID-FUNDED “PAKISTAN READING PROJECT” CONCLUDES AFTER IMPROVING THE READING SKILLS OF 1.7 MILLION PAKISTANI SCHOOL CHILDREN 

ISLAMABAD, September 14, 2020 – After seven years of partnering with the Government of Pakistan’s federal and provincial education leaders to improve the reading skills of more than a million Pakistani school children, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Pakistan Reading Project concluded its programming on September 14.   To mark the occasion, education officials …

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STATEMENT ON THE VISIT TO PAKISTAN BY AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD  

September 14, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section, INFOISB@state.gov Islamabad, September 14, 2020 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on September 14.  In a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other senior Pakistani officials, Ambassador Khalilzad thanked Pakistan …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at Intra-Afghan Negotiations Opening Ceremony

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Doha, Qatar Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Center SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  It is truly an honor to be here today. I want to offer my thanks to his excellency the deputy prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar and my friend, Sheikh Mohammed, for Qatar’s amazing …

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Pakistan Reading Project: International Literacy Program of the Year

Press Release US LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ANNOUNCES USAID’S “PAKISTAN READING PROJECT” AS 2020 INTERNATIONAL LITERACY PROGRAM OF THE YEAR ISLAMABAD, September 12, 2020 – The United States Library of Congress today announced the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) literacy program, “Pakistan Reading Project,” as the 2020 recipient of the International Literacy Program of …

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U.S. EMBASSY HELPS STUDENTS PREPARE FOR PAKISTAN’S CIVIL SERVICE EXAM WITH A SERIES ON U.S. HISTORY, CULTURE, AND POLITICAL SYSTEM 

ISLAMABAD, September 4, 2020 – The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, in partnership with the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), hosted a virtual series engaging U.S. academics and Pakistani students preparing for the Civil Service exam.  The six sessions led by American professors from renowned U.S. universities focused on topics suggested by students and Central Superior …

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New Ventilators Delivered To Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Will Help In Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

PESHAWAR, August 25, 2020: As part of the on-going partnership with Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Health Department, has delivered 54 brand new ventilators to hospitals in KP province to support Pakistan’s fight against COVID-19. Five …

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Pakistani Women Entrepreneurs Complete Training on Exporting Their Products

The U.S. Government Partnered with Pakistan Women Chambers of Commerce and Industry to Help Open New International Markets ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2020:  More than 100 Pakistani women recently completed a virtual training on how to export their products and explore new international markets as part of a collaborative program conducted by the United States Agency …

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America Provides an Additional 100 Ventilators to Pakistan to Support COVID-19 Recovery

Islamabad, July 30 – In partnership with Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is working together to fight COVID-19 by contributing a second shipment of 100 respiratory ventilators. The ventilators arrived in Islamabad on July 28 and will be deployed in hospitals across Pakistan.  The …

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, U.S. Government inaugurate agriculture market in Bara to bring businesses under one roof

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, U.S. Government inaugurate agriculture market in Bara to bring businesses under one roof  Bara, July 24, 2020: The Deputy Commissioner of Khyber District Mahmood Aslam Wazir, along with USAID/Pakistan Director Julie Koenen, today inaugurated the Fruit and Livestock Market in Bara Tehsil of District Khyber, a merged district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  The market …

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UNIVERSITIES TRAIN YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS FROM THE MERGED DISTRICTS ONLINE WITH U.S. COOPERATION

July 24, 2020 For Immediate Release​, 17/2020       UNIVERSITIES TRAIN YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS FROM THE MERGED DISTRICTS ONLINE WITH U.S. COOPERATION Islamabad, July 24, 2020:  Bahria University and Islamic International University, in partnership with the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the local business …

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Inauguration of Ten New COVID-19 Rapid Response Units Through Pakistan-U.S. Partnership

PRESS RELEASE July 10, 2020 For Immediate Release​, 16/2020 INAUGURATION OF TEN NEW COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE UNITS THROUGH PAKISTAN-U.S. PARTNERSHIP Islamabad, July 10, 2020 – The governments of Pakistan and the United States inaugurated ten COVID-19 monitoring and rapid response units yesterday to help fight the spread of this deadly pandemic. These new units reflect …

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Pakistan and Afghanistan Private Sector Representatives Boost Trade through U.S.-Organized Initiative

PRESS RELEASE July 9, 2020 For Immediate Release​, 15/2020 PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES BOOST TRADE THROUGH U.S.-ORGANIZED INITIATIVE Islamabad, July 9, 2020 – Private sector representatives from Pakistan and Afghanistan met on July 8 to boost prosperity and create jobs in both countries. The participants in this U.S. government-facilitated event addressed a range …

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America Provides 100 Ventilators to Pakistan to support COVID-19 Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2020 America Provides 100 Ventilators to Pakistan to support COVID-19 Response Islamabad, July 03 – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, has donated a shipment of 100 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to support Pakistan in its fight …

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STATEMENT ON THE VISIT TO PAKISTAN BY AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD AND U.S. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER BOEHLER

July 2, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723) 13/2020   STATEMENT ON THE VISIT TO PAKISTAN BY AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD AND U.S. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER BOEHLER Islamabad, July 2, 2020 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and U.S. International …

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USAID Refurbishes Health Facilities in District Mohmand with New Equipment to Treat Mothers and Children

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today delivered essential and lifesaving healthcare equipment to the District Health Officer for healthcare facilities across Mohmand district. The equipment will not only help doctors and nurses to save precious lives but also reduce the financial burden on the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa …

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USAID Launches Training on Infection Prevention and Control for COVID-19 for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Healthcare Providers

Peshawar, June 12, 2020: The U.S. Consul General Sebron Toney inaugurated the first of a series of day-long training sessions for doctors, nurses, paramedics, and support staff of the Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar on “Infection Prevention and Control for COVID-19,” supported by the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Integrated Health Services …

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AMBASSADOR JONES’ EID MESSAGE CELEBRATES GROWING U.S.-PAKISTAN HEALTH PARTNERSHIP 

For Immediate Release, 11/2020 Islamabad, May 24, 2020 – In a video message released today on U.S. Mission Pakistan’s social media platforms, Ambassador Paul Jones wished Eid Mubarak to all Pakistanis celebrating the holiday.  “I would like to congratulate Pakistanis on the completion of Ramazan – on behalf of all of us at the U.S. …

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STATEMENT ON THE VISIT TO PAKISTAN BY AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD

STATEMENT ON THE VISIT TO PAKISTAN BY AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD  Islamabad, May 9, 2020 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on May 8.  He met with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.  Ambassador Khalilzad discussed ongoing efforts by the United States to advance the Afghan peace process and sought Pakistan’s support in …

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U.S. GOVERNMENT EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

May 7, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723) 09/2020 U.S. GOVERNMENT EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Islamabad, May 7, 2020 – In a video message released today on U.S. Mission Pakistan’s social media platforms, Ambassador Paul Jones discussed how the United States is …

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U.S. GOVERNMENT PRIORITIZES PAKISTAN IN CORONAVIRUS FIGHT

Islamabad, April 17, 2020 – In a video message released today on U.S. Mission Pakistan’s social media platforms, Ambassador Paul Jones discussed several new ways that the United States is partnering with Pakistan to combat coronavirus.  With more than $8 million in new contributions, the United States is collaborating with the Government of Pakistan to …

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STATEMENT ON THE VISIT TO PAKISTAN BY AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD AND GENERAL MILLER

Islamabad, April 14, 2020 – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Resolute Support Mission Commander General Austin Scott Miller visited Islamabad on April 14.  In a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Ambassador Khalilzad and General Miller discussed the United States’ ongoing efforts for a sustainable peace in Afghanistan.  Pakistan’s military …

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The United States stands with Pakistan against Coronavirus

Islamabad, March 26, 2020 – Pakistan and the United States are partners in the fight against coronavirus.  In a video message released on the U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s social media platforms today, Ambassador Paul Jones highlighted the support the United States is providing Pakistan, our commitment to deepen our collaboration with new technologies and resources, and …

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AMERICAN FILM SHOWCASE AND ENVOY PROMOTE WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT THROUGH FILM ACROSS PAKISTAN

Islamabad, March 17, 2020 — Promoting women’s empowerments and gender equity through film, the U.S. Mission in Pakistan’s American Film Showcase (AFS) screened U.S. documentaries and conducting workshops with a U.S. documentary specialist March 2 to 13.    The Showcase featured special screenings in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore of “Qualified,” a documentary that profiles American …

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TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS VISIT PAKISTAN

Islamabad, March 10, 2020 — Officials from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the U.S. Government agency that oversees airport and air carrier security, will visit Islamabad’s airport, view Pakistan’s aviation security infrastructure, and meet with their Pakistani civil aviation counterparts this week.  During the visit to the Islamabad airport, TSA will meet with representatives from …

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STATEMENT ON AMBASSADOR KHALILZAD’S VISIT TO PAKISTAN

Islamabad – February 18, 2020:  U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on February 17-18.  He spoke at a UNHCR-sponsored conference marking 40 years of Pakistan’s support to Afghan refugees and met with UN Secretary General Guterres to discuss the Afghan peace process.  He also held meetings with Prime Minister Khan, Foreign Minister …

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CONSUL GENERAL TONEY SHOWCASES U.S. INVESTMENT IN SHAHEED BENAZIR BHUTTO WOMEN UNIVERSITY

Peshawar, February 4, 2020 – The United States is helping to inspire and empower the next generation of women leaders in Pakistan.  On February 4, 2020, U.S. Consul General in Peshawar Sebron “CB” Toney visited Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University to celebrate America’s commitment of funding and resources to the university. Together with Vice Chancellor …

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Statement on Ambassador Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

Islamabad – February 1, 2020: U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on January 31.  In his meetings with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and other government officials, Ambassador Khalilzad discussed U.S. efforts to facilitate a political settlement to end the war in Afghanistan. …

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U.S.-Pakistan Partnership Transforms Farmers’ Lives Through Access to Innovative Agricultural Technologies

January 15, 2020 U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723) 01/ 2020 Islamabad, January 15, 2020 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the first-ever ‘Modernizing Agriculture through Innovative Technologies Conference 2020’ in Islamabad today.  The event showcased the transformational impact of the U.S.-Pakistan partnership to advance …

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#Partners4Prosperity Highlights the U.S.-Pakistan Partnership

Islamabad, December 31, 2019 – Did you know the United States is the largest provider of grant-based support to the government of Pakistan?  For over 70 years, America has partnered with Pakistan to further Pakistan’s development priorities, including in energy, health care for vulnerable populations, women’s empowerment, education and teacher training, support to law enforcement, and …

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U.S.-Pakistan Partnership Strengthens Governance And Democracy

Islamabad, December 23, 2019 – The United States is a dedicated, long-term partner of Pakistan in promoting good governance and democracy.  On Monday, December 23, more than 200 representatives from civil society organizations gathered to celebrate the achievements of the U.S.- funded Citizens’ Voice Project, which advanced citizen engagement with public and elected institutions to promote transparent, accountable, …

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16th Annual Fulbright Alumni Conference Celebrates Pakistani Alumni Trailblazers in Key Sectors Countrywide

Islamabad, December 16, 2019 – More than 200 Fulbright alumni participated December 13-16 in the 16th annual Fulbright Alumni Conference.  This year’s theme “Global Best Practices in a Local Context” highlighted the diverse ways in which Fulbright alumni are blazing new paths for Pakistan in agriculture, education, the arts, and media.  The Fulbright Student Program, …

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Consul General Silberstein Highlights U.S.-Pakistan Partnership in Southern Sindh

December 6, 2019 Contact: Sydney Smith Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Consul General Silberstein Highlights U.S.-Pakistan Partnership in Southern Sindh Karachi – A U.S. Consulate Karachi team advanced the U.S. relationship with the people of Pakistan during a December 3 to 6 trip to southern Sindh. Discussing his trip, which included a tour of one …

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Ambassador Wells’ Remarks on the “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor”

Location: The Wilson Center, Washington DC Date: November 21, 2019 Mr. Kugelman:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Thank you for coming today.  My name is Michael Kugelman.  I’m the Senior Associate for South Asia here at the Wilson Center. We are delighted to welcome to the Wilson Center Ambassador Alice Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of …

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Getting Dirty to Get Clean! U.S. Government English Language Teachers and Alumni Join Local Environmental Campaign during South Asian Summit

November 20, 2019 U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723) 35/ 2019   Getting Dirty to Get Clean! U.S. Government English Language Teachers and Alumni Join Local Environmental Campaign during South Asian Summit   Islamabad, November 20, 2019 – The U.S. government’s English language programs place a special …

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WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY IN THE USA

Representatives from 25 U.S. universities met with thousands of students and their parents across Pakistan  Islamabad – October 4, 2019:  With thousands of academic programs, world-class institutions, and unmatched flexibility, the United States offers a wealth of higher-education opportunities.  To better acquaint Pakistani students with the benefits of study in the United States, representatives from 25 …

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Maternal and Child Survival Improves in Sindh

August 29, 2019 Contact: Jason Green Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maternal and Child Survival Improves in Sindh Karachi: A conference to disseminate the key findings from successful interventions of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) to improve maternal and child survival in Sindh province was …

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United States and Sindh Launch New Criminal Law Textbook for Sindh Police

August 28, 2019 Contact: Jason Green Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE United States and Sindh Launch New Criminal Law Textbook for Sindh Police under the Curriculum Development Program Karachi – On Wednesday, August 28, Consul General Rob Silberstein and the U.S. Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Director Dorothy Ngutter joined …

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U.S. Consul General Karachi, Robert Silberstein pays homage to Quaid-e-Azam

August 7, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-35275375 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Consul General Karachi, Robert Silberstein pays homage to Quaid-e-Azam Karachi – U.S. Consul General Karachi Robert Silberstein, visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and paid his respects to the founder of Pakistan. Consul General Silberstein laid a floral wreath at the …

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Statement on Ambassador Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

Islamabad, August 02, 2019 –   Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on August 1 and 2 and held discussions with Pakistani leadership on developments in the Afghan peace process. In his meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and Chief of Army Staff General Javed Bajwa, Ambassador …

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

August 1, 2019 Contact: Krish Das, Spokesperson 021-35275000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Robert Silberstein assumes charge as U.S. Consul General in Karachi KARACHI: Rob Silberstein assumed charge as the United States Consul General in Karachi on August 1, 2019. A career member of the United States Senior Foreign Service, he most recently served in Washington, DC …

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156 Pakistanis Prepare to Begin Fulbright Studies and Research in the United States

Islamabad, July 25, 2019 – After receiving the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, 156 Pakistani students will pursue Master’s and Ph.D. studies or teach at top universities in the United States.  U.S. Embassy Islamabad Chargé d’Affaires a.i. John Hoover congratulated the Pakistani students at an event preparing the recipients for the exchange program. “The American government believes …

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144 Pakistani Undergrads Head This Fall to U.S. Campuses

Islamabad, July 22, 2019 – Approximately 144 Pakistani undergraduate students received scholarships to study in the United States for one semester under the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) program funded by the U.S. government. Starting this September, the participants will take undergraduate classes at leading U.S. colleges and universities, as well as attend service-learning programs …

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U.S. Officials Visit New Islamabad Airport, Direct Flights Not Imminent

Islamabad, July 16, 2019 –Officials from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the U.S. Government agency that oversees airport and air carrier security, traveled to Pakistan this week.  They visited Islamabad’s new airport, viewed Pakistan’s aviation security infrastructure, and met with their Pakistani civil aviation counterparts.  During the visit to the Islamabad airport, representatives from the Pakistan …

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Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network Annual Conference Inspires Alumni to Serve as Change Agents in Their Communities

Islamabad, July 15, 2019 – This year’s Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) annual conference brought together approximately 200 Pakistani alumni of educational exchanges and English-language programs sponsored by the United States Government.  Under the theme, “Azm-e-Aalishan: The Power of Resolve” the conference, which took place from July 12 to 14 highlighted the inspirational stories of PUAN members …

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Peshawar Team Wins One Million Pakistani Rupees in StartUp Cup

Islamabad, June 14, 2019 — Entrepreneurs can change the way we live and work.  Their innovations often improve our standard of living.  Their entrepreneurial ventures create wealth and also jobs, as well as the conditions for a prosperous society.  This is the reason the U.S. Embassy partnered with the youth of Pakistan in StartUp Cup, …

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Statement on the Conclusion of Special Representative Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

June 03, 2019 U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723) 21/2019 Islamabad, June 3, 2019 –   Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad on June 2 and held discussions with Pakistani leadership on developments in the Afghan peace process.  Ambassador Khalilzad met Prime Minister Imran Khan, …

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American and Pakistani Filmmakers Share Ideas with Audiences

Islamabad, May 03, 2019 – From April 22-May 3, Pakistani and American filmmakers are taking part in the American Film Showcase, joining with industry-experts, university students, and the general public to discuss technical and thematic issues in film.  Discussions explore the various techniques of digital story telling. The American Film Showcase features U.S. envoy Galen …

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U.S.-Pakistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement Aims to Create Jobs and Growth

Islamabad, May 2, 2019 –As part of ongoing efforts to create jobs and economic growth in both countries, Pakistan and the United States on May 2nd held regular consultations under the U.S.-Pakistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).  The goal of the TIFA meetings is to expand bilateral trade and investment in both goods and services. At …

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Pakistan-U.S. Cooperation Boosts Local Agricultural Sector

Islamabad, May 02, 2019 – Representatives from government, academia, and business gathered today to celebrate the successful conclusion of a four-year program focused on improving the agricultural sector.  Pakistan-U.S. cooperation helped Pakistani agricultural products gain access to bigger markets and provided support for international marketing and sales efforts.  The United States-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market …

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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visits Pakistan

Islamabad, April 30, 2019 – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells visited Islamabad April 29-30 to review key items on our bilateral agenda and to discuss regional security, including joint efforts to advance the Afghan peace process. Ambassador Wells met with the Finance Adviser to the Prime Minister Abdul …

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U.S. Mission Pakistan Starts Publishing Air Quality Data

Islamabad, April 30, 2019 –  U.S. Mission Pakistan, as part of a broader State Department global effort, installed two regulatory-grade air quality monitors at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. This initiative was done in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and utilizes the best available technology. Real-time publication of air quality data will be available …

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Statement on the Conclusion of Special Representative Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Islamabad from April 29 to 30 to hold discussions with Pakistani leadership on developments in the Afghan peace process. Ambassasor Khalilzad met Foreign Secretary Mahmood and other officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as Chief of Army Staff Bajwa and senior military officials. …

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U.S. Consulate, Pakistan Cricket Board, and Peshawar Zalmi Foundation Promote Leadership and Health through Cricket

Lahore – April 29, 2019: Forty young women from Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa completed a two-day U.S. government-funded cricket camp at the National Cricket Academy, participating in activities designed to build leadership skills and encourage healthy lifestyles. “These students are now better prepared to face the challenges life brings and take on leadership roles in …

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Correction for the Record

Islamabad, April 25, 2019 – Several media outlets have erroneously reported that the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is building a firing range on the U.S. Embassy compound. These reports are baseless and untrue.  In fact, the U.S. Embassy responded to multiple requests from the Government of Pakistan and, with the approval of the Ministry of the …

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New Prosecution Training Academy Made Possible by KP-U.S. Partnership

Peshawar, April 24, 2019: A partnership between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and the United States will make possible construction of a new training academy that will educate hundreds of KP prosecutors and police each year, strengthening the justice system in the province. On Wednesday, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Prosecution Service celebrated starting construction of the new …

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New CENTCOM Commander General McKenzie Visits Islamabad

U.S. Mission Pakistan For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723) 11/201 Islamabad, April 8, 2019: U.S. Marine General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., completed a two-day visit to Pakistan today, his first since assuming command of United States Central Command. General McKenzie met with high-level Pakistani civilian and military leaders, as well …

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Statement on the Conclusion of Special Representative Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Islamabad from April 5 to 6 to continue discussions with the Pakistani civilian and military leadership on the status of the Afghanistan peace process.  Special Representative Khalilzad met with Foreign Minister Qureshi, Foreign Secretary Janjua, and Chief of Army Staff Bajwa.  In his meetings, Ambassador Khalilzad …

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Pakistanis and Americans Join Together to Celebrate U.S. Independence Day

Islamabad, April 04, 2019 – To celebrate the 243rd anniversary of American independence, the U.S. Embassy hosted Pakistani officials, businesspeople, civil society, celebrities, and friends for a celebration that included music, traditional American food, and simulated fireworks.  The evening’s guest of honor was Mr. Omar Ayub Khan, Federal Minister for Energy.  Under the theme of “Building a Vision,” …

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U.S. Consulate General Lahore and TEVTA Partner to Provide English Language Training in Bahawalpur and Lahore

        Lahore – April 3, 2019:  U.S. Consul General Colleen Crenwelge joined Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairperson Nadeem-ur-Rehman and two implementing partners – the Lahore Institute of Future Education and the DOVE Foundation – for the signing of a memorandum of understanding to provide English language training to 160 …

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U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council Launches Training and Mentorship Programs

Islamabad, March 29, 2019 – Rising Pakistani women business leaders will have access to world-class mentoring and training through the expansion of the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council, a unique public-private partnership between the U.S. Government, Texas A&M University, and private companies and organizations in the United States and Pakistan.  This announcement came during an event at …

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U.S. Consul General Karachi inaugurates cold storage facility for vegetable exporters

March 22, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Consul General Karachi inaugurates cold storage facility for vegetable exporters Karachi: On March 22, Consul General JoAnne Wagner inaugurated a state-of-the-art cold storage facility for vegetable exporters. This facility was established through support by the U.S.-Pakistan Partnerships for Agricultural Market Development (AMD), funded …

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U.S. Consul General’s Multan Visit Highlights U.S.-Pakistan Cooperation

Multan – March 19, 2019: U.S. Consul General Colleen Crenwelge highlighted U.S.-Pakistan cooperation on a range of issues and encouraged job skills development for Pakistan’s youth during a March 18-19 visit to Multan. She welcomed students to two new U.S. government-funded English language programs, inaugurated a solar power system supported by the United States, distributed …

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Public Notice on Visa Changes – Reciprocity Fees and Visa Validity

March 05, 2019                                                                                  Contact: U.S. Embassy For Immediate Release                                                                     Public Affairs Section 03/2019                                                                                               051-201-5427; 051-201-4423   Public Notice on Visa Changes – Reciprocity Fees and Visa Validity   Effective January 21, 2019, an additional fee will be charged for H (Temporary Work Visa), I (Journalist and Media Visa), L (Intercompany Transfer Visa), and …

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Gets First Burns and Trauma Center

Peshawar, March 05, 2019:  Burn victims in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) can now receive treatment in Peshawar thanks to the newly opened Burns and Trauma Center.  While burn victims previously had to travel long distances to other parts of Pakistan for treatment, this new world-class center ensures they will receive high quality services closer to home.  …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Concern Regarding India-Pakistan Tensions

Following Indian counter-terrorism actions on February 26, I spoke with Indian Minister of External Affairs Swaraj to emphasize our close security partnership and shared goal of maintaining peace and security in the region. I also spoke to Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi to underscore the priority of de-escalating current tensions by avoiding military action, and the …

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U.S. Embassy Sponsors 2nd Largest National Moot Competition in the World

From February 20-23, law students and legal practitioners from across Pakistan came to Islamabad for the Pakistan National Rounds of the 2019 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the world’s largest such competition.  The U.S. Mission in Pakistan sponsored the event, which attracted thirty-two teams from law schools throughout Pakistan. This year’s competitors …

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United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel D. Brownback visits Pakistan

 Islamabad, February 23, 2019 – United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback visited Islamabad February 22-23 to discuss how the United States and Pakistan can work together to advance religious freedom and promote interfaith dialogue and respect both in Pakistan and internationally. Ambassador Brownback met with Foreign Minister Qureshi, Minister for …

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U.S. Consul General Colleen Crenwelge today awarded certificates to 180 graduates of the U.S. Department of State-funded E

Lahore, February 19, 2019:  U.S. Consul General Colleen Crenwelge today awarded certificates to 180 graduates of the U.S. Department of State-funded English Access Microscholarship Program in Lahore.  Mufti Raghib Naeemi of Jamia Naeemia and his wife also attended the ceremony, which was hosted by the Access program’s implementing partner, the Lahore Institute of Future Education (LIFE). …

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U.S. Ambassador’s Visit to Punjab Reaffirms America’s Commitment to the People of Pakistan

U.S. Ambassador Paul W. Jones, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., emphasized the importance of the Punjab region and reaffirmed the value of the U.S.-Pakistan partnership during his February 12-13 trip to Lahore. Ambassador Jones called on Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, discussed opportunities for investment in the region with members of the business community, and met with …

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Ambassador Paul Jones Welcomes Newly Elected Leaders of Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network

Islamabad, February 11, 2019 – Fifty-two newly elected leaders of the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) met in Islamabad to kick off their terms leading its efforts to strengthen ties between the United States and Pakistan. Representing the network of over 29,000 Pakistani alumni of U.S. government-funded overseas and in-country exchange programs, these new PUAN leaders from across …

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U.S. Consulate General Lahore Organizes Cricket Coaching Camp to Support Women’s Leadership through Sports Initiatives

Lahore, December 21, 2018:  U.S. Consul General Colleen Crenwelge today welcomed 25 young women between the ages of 12 and 20 to a cricket coaching camp organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore in collaboration with the Pakistan Cricket Board, the National Cricket Academy, and Galaxy Sports.  The program promoted gender equality and women’s …

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U.S. Consul General Lahore Inaugurates English Access Microscholarship Program in Sargodha

Sargodha, December 20, 2018 – U.S. Consul General Colleen Crenwelge today welcomed 125 Pakistani students to the U.S. Department of State-funded English Access Microscholarship Program in Sargodha. The Access program provides English language skills to students between the ages of 13 and 20 through free after-school classes and intensive learning activities related to U.S. and …

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U.S. Consul General Welcomes New “Access” English Language Students

Peshawar, December 18, 2018 – Students from Islamia College Peshawar and FATA University Kohat began a two-year Access English-language scholarship program this week.  The Access program provides a foundation of English-language and leadership skills to talented 13-20 year olds from economically disadvantaged communities.  Consul General Jonathan Shrier launched two new Access programs for 100 students …

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National Police Academy Improves Police Training

Islamabad, November 27, 2018 – On Tuesday, November 27, the National Police Academy (NPA) unveiled a state-of-the-art driving simulator, new classrooms, and security upgrades to their facility.  Together, these items will enable the NPA, Pakistan’s premier police training institution, to increase its training capacity and better develop the current and future leaders of the Police …

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Attacks in Orakzai and Karachi, Pakistan

Statement by Heather Nauert Spokesperson, U.S. Department of State November 23, 2018: The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attacks in Orakzai and Karachi, Pakistan, which killed over 30 people and injured dozens more.  We send our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and wish for the speedy recovery of those injured.  …

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Small Grants/Big Impact: More than 2 Million Helped by Community-based Initiatives

Islamabad, November 13, 2018 – Representatives from organizations working throughout Pakistan gathered in Islamabad to celebrate the impact of initiatives supported by USAID’s Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program.  Since the funding program was established in 2010, grants have provided assistance to organizations working in some of the most remote and underserved geographic locations in …

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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visits Pakistan

Islamabad, November 7, 2018 – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells visited Islamabad November 6-7, to review key items on our bilateral agenda, including the upcoming Geneva Conference on Afghanistan and joint efforts to advance the Afghan peace process. Ambassador Wells met with Minister of Finance Asad …

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KP Community Leaders Share Experiences of Visiting U.S.-funded Project Sites

Islamabad, October 29, 2018: On Monday, October 29, community leaders from six Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) districts — Lower Dir, Swat, Mardan, Swabi, Charsadda, and Peshawar — shared their experiences of improved agriculture practices, skills development programs for women and youth, girls’ education, and increased economic opportunities with Pakistani and U.S. government officials at a gathering in …

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Law Students Attend Advocacy Seminars

Islamabad, October 26, 2018 – Hundreds of law students from multiple universities in Islamabad attended two seminars, where they received lessons on oral advocacy, legal writing, international law, and moot court practice from Pakistani experts and with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice.  A class of approximately 100 law students attended a seminar …

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U.S. Ambassador Paul Jones, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Calls on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Chief Minister

Peshawar – Ambassador Paul Jones, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., of the United States of America, called on Governor Shah Farman and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan during his visit to Peshawar. During his meetings with provincial leadership, Ambassador Jones discussed political, economic, and security issues in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) including the newly merged tribal districts.  He also …

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Pakistani and U.S. Experts Conserve Water in Gomal Zam Dam Area

Islamabad, October 23, 2018 – Over 50 senior Pakistani government officials, university leaders, and civil society experts met today for the opening of a three-day workshop with two U.S. Government scientists on watershed planning in the Gomal Zam Dam area. This workshop supports Pakistan’s ongoing efforts to conserve and manage watersheds and water usage benefiting …

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Pakistan-U.S. Effort to Safeguard Children’s Food

Islamabad, October 17, 2018 – Researchers, government agencies, and private businesses from Pakistan and the United States announced today their cooperation to eliminate a toxic fungus that causes liver cancer and stunting in children. The joint effort also aims to improve nutrition and safeguard the health of Pakistan’s citizens by securing a disease-free food supply. …

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Statement on the Conclusion of Special Representative Khalilzad’s Visit to Pakistan

Islamabad, October 10, 2018: Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Islamabad on October 9 in his first visit to Pakistan since being named Special Representative by Secretary of State Pompeo. During his stay in Pakistan, Special Representative Khalilzad met with key officials in the government of Pakistan. He consulted with Pakistani leaders …

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U.S. Mission’s Youth Festival Celebrates Next Generation

Islamabad, October 4, 2018:  Two hundred students and young professionals from across Pakistan gathered at the “Good for Youth—Good For Pakistan” festival on October 4th, sponsored by USAID Pakistan. The festival brought together some of the brightest members of Pakistan’s next generation to exchange ideas about the country’s future and their role in shaping it. …

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USAID Hosts Renewable Energy Zone Workshop

Islamabad, October 3, 2018: USAID hosted seventy energy experts from across the country to learn about the potential for developing Renewable Energy Zones in Pakistan.  The goal of the two-day technical workshop was to introduce innovative and effective concepts for expediting and scaling up the commercial deployment of renewable energy projects that will make it …

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READOUT: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo met yesterday with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, following up on their September 5 discussions in Islamabad on a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest.  Welcoming the Foreign Minister, Secretary Pompeo said the …

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Ambassador Paul Jones, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Welcomes Newest Members of Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network

Islamabad, September 30, 2018 – Under the theme “Creating Lifelong Partnerships,” recently returned participants of the U.S. Mission’s professional-level exchange programs gathered for a New Alumni Conference in Islamabad on Saturday.  The conference, hosted by the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN), introduced over 120 exchange program alumni from across Pakistan to other U.S. Mission programs which will support their ongoing …

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Pakistani Customs and Law Enforcement Officials Study U.S. Border Security Management during U.S. Embassy-Hosted Tour

Islamabad, September 26, 2018 –  Five Pakistani Customs officials and one Federal Investigation Agency official recently returned from a study tour to Washington, D.C. and San Diego, California, hosted by the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The tour focused on securing and managing land-border …

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American Embassy Pakistan Announces the Arrival of Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Ambassador Paul Jones

Islamabad, September 24, 2018 – Ambassador Paul Jones began his assignment as the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. at the United States Embassy today.  Ambassador Jones will lead the United States Mission in Pakistan in its ongoing efforts to deepen the connections between the Pakistani and American people, and work with the new government of Pakistan towards …

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From the American People: Technical Assistance for Development of Chili sector

September 14, 2018 From the American people: technical assistance for development of chili sector Umerkot – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Provincial Director for Sindh and Balochistan, John Smith-Sreen, and Deputy Director, Michael Hryshchyshyn, visited the Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) to support USAID’s agricultural investments, explore more efficient water management technologies …

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U.S. and Pakistani Intellectual Property Experts Collaborate to Strengthen Pakistan’s Universities

Islamabad, September 13, 2018 – On September 13, the U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC), the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CLEIP), and the Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPOP) hosted the opening of a workshop on intellectual proper (IP) licensing for universities.  Held on the …

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US Ambassador’s Fund to Award 200 New Grants

Islamabad, September 13, 2018 — On September 13, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) publically launched the next round of the Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program with a ceremony announcing the first eleven grant recipients.  During the current five-year cycle, running from 2017-2022, this program will award approximately 200 grants in support of high impact …

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U.S. Government sends Pakistani Agricultural Trade Mission to U.S.

Islamabad, September 11, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in collaboration with the U.S.A. Dry Pea and Lentil Council (USADPLC), sent a Pakistani delegation to the United States for a two-week trade mission on September 9. The fourteen-member delegation is comprised of Pakistani companies that import crops known as pulses.  The trade mission offers …

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STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON: Congratulations to the New President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson The United States and the American people congratulate Dr. Arif Alvi on his swearing in as the new President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The United States looks toward working with Pakistan to advance our shared interests, such as regional peace, stability, and prosperity. For Immediate …

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READOUT: Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings in Pakistan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Islamabad, Pakistan with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, and other civilian and military leadership.  He was accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.  Congratulating the …

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United States Sponsors Training for Drug Treatment Professionals in Pakistan

September 4, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  United States Sponsors Training for Drug Treatment Professionals in Pakistan Karachi:  The United States government has sponsored an 8-day training for Drug Treatment Professionals in Pakistan on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC). Kathryn Abate, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Attaché at the United States Consulate …

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STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON: Welcoming the New Pakistani Prime Minster, Imran Khan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson We recognize and welcome the newly elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on taking the oath of office. For over 70 years, the relationship between the United States and Pakistan has been a vital one. The United States looks forward to working with Pakistan’s new civilian government to …

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USAID Celebrates Partnership with Mango Growers

Islamabad, August 7, 2018:  – As part of the U.S. Government’s efforts to strengthen Pakistan’s agricultural sector, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working with the Pakistani government and private sector since 2009 to expand the market of Pakistani mangoes globally. Stakeholders organized the Mango Gala in order to celebrate this …

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Pakistani English Access Teachers and Alumni Sharpen Skills in U.S.–Funded Training Program

Islamabad, August 7, 2018 – Over 80 Pakistani English Access instructors and alumni completed 10-day intensive residential programs on August 7, as part of the U.S. government’s continued efforts to promote English-language education.  The workshop helped instructors learn how to develop interactive lessons and engaging classrooms, and provided ready-to-use ideas to help students improve their mastery …

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American Embassy Partners with Police to Promote Civil Engagement

Islamabad, August 6, 2018:  – The Islamabad police recognize that instilling a positive image of the police department in the minds of young Pakistani’s is crucial for strengthening security in the country, and through the American Embassy supported Summer Youth Camp, they were able to do just that. Nearly 500 children participated in the annual …

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U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Organization Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

Islamabad, August 2, 2018:  – More than 700 alumni of U.S. government-sponsored programs gathered in Islamabad today to recognize the contributions of Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) members to their communities and mark the 10-year anniversary of PUAN.  Politicians, scholars, journalists, business leaders, and students – all alumni of U.S. government programs – joined together to …

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Pakistan Election

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 27, 2018 The United States takes note of yesterday’s election results in Pakistan. The United States commends the courage of the Pakistani people, including many women, who turned out to vote and showed resolve to determine their country’s future. We condemn the horrific acts of terrorist …

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Pakistani Students Prepare for a Semester at American Universities

Islamabad, July 20, 2018 – Thanks to the U.S. government-funded program, over 108 students from across Pakistan will spend a semester in the United States studying at colleges and universities alongside American peers. During a pre-departure orientation in Islamabad, American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John Hoover congratulated the students who have been selected to participate in …

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U.S. Experts Help Develop Plan to Control Zoonotic Diseases in Pakistan

Islamabad, July 20, 2018:  – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) supported the Government of Pakistan with the development of their National One Health Framework and Strategic Plan Development Workshop July 16-20.  The workshop focused on zoonotic diseases of national and international significance, which are …

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26 English-Language Teachers Return from Six-Week Exchange in US

Islamabad, July 16, 2018 – On July 15, the U.S. Embassy Regional English Language Office held an event for 26 English-language teachers returning to Pakistan after completing the six-week Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program in the United States. The TEA Program provides secondary-school teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject area, enhance their teaching …

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Royce Visit Highlights American Education and Exchange Opportunities

Islamabad, July 14, 2018 – Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce visited Islamabad July 11-13 to highlight the wide range of State Department education and exchange opportunities the U.S. Embassy offers to Pakistanis. She met with Dr. Tariq Banuri, the chairman of the Pakistan Higher Education Commission, which is working to foster a culture …

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Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network Promotes Cultural Partnership and Economic Prosperity

Islamabad, July 13, 2018 – Over 200 Pakistani alumni of American government exchange programs participated in the 2018 Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) international conference opening ceremony today.  The conference, which runs through July 15, is focusing on Pakistani-American partnerships in cultural industries, entrepreneurship, and international education, while promoting shared values of tolerance and social inclusion. Visiting …

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State Department Official Visits Construction Technology Training Institute

Islamabad, July 12, 2018 – Marta Youth, the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Office Director for Europe, Central Asia, and the Americas visited the Construction Technology Training Institute (CTTI) in Islamabad.  Supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), CTTI provides vocational and technical skills training to both Afghan refugees and …

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156 Pakistanis Heading to U.S. for Fulbright Studies and Research

Islamabad, July 12, 2018 –American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John Hoover and Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce spoke to 156 Pakistani Fulbright Scholarship recipients preparing to leave for the U.S., where they will pursue advanced studies and research. The Fulbright Program is the American government’s flagship academic exchange …

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United States Conducts Seminar to Combat Trafficking in Persons

PESHAWAR – American Consulate Peshawar’s Regional Security Office hosted a seminar today at Pearl Continental Hotel to raise awareness of trafficking in persons (TIP). Around 60 participants from the legislative, law enforcement, and NGO communities attended the event, which focused on how Americans and Pakistanis can work together to stop this crime. The goal of …

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American Embassy Launches Two English Language Programs for Youth

Islamabad, July 11, 2018 – The American Embassy launched two new English Access microscholarship programs on Wednesday – one at Sir Syed Public School in Rawalpindi and another implemented by Vision Building Future at Pakistan Sweet Home.  Over 350 students will benefit from this program. At the opening ceremony, John Hoover, the American Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires, …

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United States Renews Lincoln Corner Collaboration with Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar

PESHAWAR – The American Consulate Peshawar and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on July 10th to renew through July 2020 their collaboration in managing the Eleanor Roosevelt Corner in Peshawar (ERCP), established in 2015.  John Hoover, Chargé d’Affaires at the American Embassy, and Professor Dr. Razia Sultana, Vice …

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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visits Pakistan

Islamabad, July 3, 2018 – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visited Islamabad July 1–3. In Islamabad, Ambassador Wells met with Finance Minister Shamshad Akhtar; Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua; Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa; and Chief of General Staff Lt General Bilal Akbar.  She …

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U.S. Embassy Opens State-of-the-Art Consular Facility

Islamabad, July 2, 2018 – Ambassador David Hale, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells and Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Project Director Tracy Thomas participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a new consular facility, offices and residences. “The new Embassy provides a modern and environmentally sustainable platform for diplomacy …

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77 Pakistani High School Students Prepare to Begin Academic Year in the United States

Islamabad, June 27, 2018 – American Ambassador David Hale on Tuesday met with 50 Pakistani alumni of the U.S. government-funded Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program, along with 77 students who will soon depart to participate in the program.  Since 2004 more than 900 outstanding Pakistani high school students 15-17 years of age have …

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New USAID Initiative Brings Technology to Agriculture

Islamabad, June 26, 2018 – USAID and the Pakistan Ministry of National Food Security and Research launched USAID’s Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity today. Partnering with roughly 30 of the largest private agri-technology businesses, the four-year initiative will introduce advanced technologies to an estimated 122,500 farmers, whose agricultural sales are projected to reach $8.58 million. …

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The United States Hosts Study Tour for Pakistani Law Enforcement Officials on Protecting Urban Communities and Facilities against Terrorist Attacks

PESHAWAR – From May 24 to 29, the American Consulate General Peshawar’s Regional Security Office (RSO) and the American Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL) hosted a six-day study tour in Boston, Massachusetts, for seven Pakistani law enforcement officials to study issues related to protecting urban communities and facilities against terrorist attacks. …

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American Embassy English Language E-Teacher Alumni Transform Their Classrooms

Islamabad, May 15, 2018 – Fifty Pakistani English language teachers who successfully completed the U.S. Embassy-sponsored 10-week E-Teacher Scholarship program presented on their experience at a four-day conference in Islamabad.  Participants graduated from courses focused on topics such as Critical Thinking, Assessment, TESOL Methodology, Education Technology, Teaching Reading, and Differentiated Learning. American Embassy Regional English …

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United States and KP Police Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Joint Police Training Center Phase II Construction

NOWSHERA – The American Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL) Director Gregory Schiffer held a joint groundbreaking ceremony today with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police Additional IGP Dr. Muhammad Naeem Khan for Phase II construction of the Joint Police Training Center (JPTC), worth almost 924 million rupees ($8 million).  Other senior KP police …

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American Embassy and PTA Jointly Hold Seminar on Financial Inclusion and E-Commerce Opportunities

Islamabad, May 8, 2018 –  The U.S. Embassy Islamabad, in conjunction with the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), hosted a day-long seminar on financial inclusion and e-commerce.  In addition to a panel discussion on financial inclusion in Pakistan, representatives from MasterCard spoke about how the company assists with establishing financial inclusion in other countries.  Another panel …

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American Embassy Launches New English-Language Program at Air University

Islamabad, May 3, 2018 – English skills lead to better jobs and educational prospects, and 100 young people from suburban Islamabad will now have that chance through the U.S. Embassy’s English Access Microscholarship Program at Air University in Islamabad. At an inauguration ceremony for the new program, John Hoover, the American Embassy’s Deputy Chief of …

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Pakistani Minister for Energy (Power Division) Tours American Embassy Energy Sustainability Initiatives

Islamabad, April 23, 2018 – American Ambassador David Hale hosted Federal Minister for Energy (Power Division) Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari for a briefing and tour of the American Embassy’s energy sustainability initiatives.  The Embassy Chancery, which was completed in 2015, achieved LEED Silver certification by incorporating locally and regionally available materials, maximizing the use of …

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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ambassador Alice Wells Visits Pakistan

Islamabad, April 23, 2018 – The U.S. Department of State’s Senior Bureau Official for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visited Islamabad today for meetings with Foreign Secretary Janjua and other senior officials. In her meetings, she discussed the status of the United States’ South Asia strategy and efforts to …

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Karachi Team Wins 1 Million Rupees in 2017-18 StartUp Cup Finals

Islamabad, April 22, 2018 – Today, Retailistan, a team from Karachi, beat 17 other teams to take the top prize—1 million rupees—in the 2017-18 StartUp Competition finals, the fourth edition of the American Embassy-funded event.  The United States and Pakistan both benefit when Pakistan’s economy is strong and job prospects are high.  Our investment in …

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NYPD Partners with Pakistani Police on Civil Disorder & Crisis Management Training Supported by U.S. Embassy

Islamabad, April 20, 2018 – Twenty-eight Pakistani police officers participated in a two-week civil disorder and crisis management training program with the New York Police Department (NYPD).  The training, held from April 9-20, 2018, was funded by the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL). Held at the NYPD Police Academy, the …

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Partnership between the U.S. Embassy Islamabad and the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir renewed for another year

Muzaffarabad, April 20, 2018 — The U.S. Embassy Islamabad and the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (UAJK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) renewing their partnership overseeing the Lincoln Corner in Muzaffarabad (LCM) for another year(April 2018 – April 2019). Michelle Los Banos, Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy Islamabad, and Prof. …

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USAID and the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy at NUST Hold First Graduation Ceremony

Islamabad, April 18, 2018 – The U.S.-Pakistan Center of Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) held its first graduation ceremony today.  Ninety-four students received Master of Science degrees in Energy Engineering. Federal Minister for Power Division Awais Ahmed Khan Laghari and American Ambassador David Hale spoke at …

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American Embassy Hosts University of Peshawar Students

Islamabad, April 17, 2018 – American Ambassador David Hale hosted a group of International Relations students from the University of Peshawar for a lively discussion on the U.S.-Pakistan relationship and the role of diplomacy in promoting peace.  In his remarks to the students, Ambassador Hale talked about his own study of international relations and its …

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USAID Launches Challenge Fund to Support Pakistani Entrepreneurs and SMEs

 Islamabad, April 12, 2018: American Ambassador David Hale joined the  Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication  Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan in Islamabad today to launch the USAID-supported Challenge Fund. Implemented by USAID’s Small and Medium Enterprise Activity, the Challenge Fund will support the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the hospitality and Information Communications Technology (ICT) sectors.  The Fund will …

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U.S. EMBASSY STATEMENT ON THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVOLVING AN EMBASSY VEHICLE ON APRIL 7

For Immediate Release Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723) 20/ 2018 Islamabad, April 8, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy expresses its deep sympathy to the family of the deceased and those injured in a tragic traffic accident involving a U.S. Embassy vehicle on Saturday, April 7.  Embassy officials are cooperating with local authorities …

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Senior U.S. Official from the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visits Pakistan

Islamabad, April 3, 2018 – The U.S. Department of State’s Senior Bureau Official for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visited Islamabad and Karachi March 28 – April 3. In Islamabad, Ambassador Wells met with Minister of Interior Ahsan Iqbal; SAFRON Minister LTG (ret) Abdul Qadir Baloch; Advisor to Prime …

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U.S. Passport Fee Increase Effective April 2

Islamabad, March 15, 2018: Effective April 2, 2018, the U.S. passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. …

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Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information On Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and Factions Key Leaders

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE March 8, 2018 Washington:  The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering rewards for information leading to the identification or location of three key leaders associated with the terrorist organization Tehrik–e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and affiliated factions.   The Department is …

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USAID Celebrates the Achievements of Women

Scholarship Recipients on International Women’s Day Islamabad, March 8, 2018: On International Women’s Day, the USAID-funded Merit and Need-Based Scholarship Program (MNBSP) celebrated the achievements of women scholars at a ceremony at the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Speaking to an audience of HEC officials, partner universities and MNBSP scholars, USAID Acting Mission Director Helen Pataki …

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300 Young Women from Peshawar Celebrate their Pathways to Success on International Women’s Day

Peshawar, March 8, 2018: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Peace Education and Development (PEAD) Foundation invited 300 talented young women to celebrate their achievements through the USAID-supported ‘Pathways to Success’ project.  In addition to the vocational training that the 300 women received, the project also provided work readiness and life skills training …

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U.S. Commercial Service leads Pakistani business delegation to Natural Products Expo West – NPEW 2018

The United States Commercial Service (USCS) will lead a delegation of Pakistani companies to the NPEW, to be held in Anaheim, CA, USA, March 8-11, 2018. From raw ingredients to finished products, Natural Products Expo West/Engredea (NPEW) is the premier trade show for the natural, organic and healthy lifestyle market. Attracting over 80,000 industry professionals, …

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USAID and Pakistan Partner to Streamline Trade and Customs Procedures

Islamabad, March 7, 2018: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue partnered to host a two-day conference on the establishment of a National Single Window (NSW) for trade. The NSW will allow parties involved in trade and transport to file standardized information and documents at …

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U.S. Works with Pakistan to Develop the Next Generation of Agricultural Leaders

Islamabad, March 6, 2018 – The United States-funded workshop on youth engagement in agriculture kicked off today in Islamabad. Three facilitators from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are conducting the three-day workshop this week to support The Pakistan Water Dialogue and Soil Health and Fertility projects. This workshop uses the Positive Youth Engagement …

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U.S. Consul General Lahore inaugurates English language program for skilled workforce development

In an event with TEVTA and program implementers on March 1 in Lahore, U.S. Consul General to Lahore Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau welcomed over 100 new students from Lahore and Sialkot to the U.S. State Department’s English Works Program. Chairman Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Irfan Qaiser Sheikh also attended the inauguration of the …

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United States and KP Inaugurate New Facilities to Increase Police Training Capacity and Operational Readiness

On February 27, the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL) Director Gregory Schiffer celebrated the completion of three new infrastructure projects for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police, worth almost 1.9 billion rupees ($17 million).  KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and KP Inspector General of Police Salahuddin Khan Mehsud participated in the …

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Deputy Assistant to the President and NSC Senior Director for South Asia Lisa Curtis visits Pakistan

Islamabad, February 27, 2018  –  Deputy Assistant to the President and the U.S. National Security Council’s Senior Director for South and Central Asia Lisa Curtis visited Islamabad February 26-27. Senior Director Curtis met with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and the Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar. In her meetings …

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University College Lahore Students Take Top Honors at International Law Moot Court Competition

Islamabad, February 20, 2018: A team of law students from University College Lahore took the top prize at the U.S. Embassy-sponsored Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani was the chief judge for the finals. The Pakistan College of Law Lahore team was named runner-up, and …

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USAID Helps Showcase Pakistani Agricultural Products at Gulfood 2018

Islamabad, February 16, 2018 – With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 13 Pakistani agribusinesses will showcase high-quality halal meat, off-season vegetables, and kinnow mandarins at Gulfood Expo 2018 from February 18 to 22 in Dubai. Drawing more than 95,000 visitors and 5,000 exhibitors from over 120 countries, the Gulfood Expo …

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USAID Partners with Sindh Government on Anti-Typhoid Campaign

Karachi – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Government of Sindh on a children’s anti-typhoid campaign by donating 250,000 syringes. After the Sindh Department of Health noticed a recent rise in the number of drug-resistant typhoid cases, it reached out to USAID for assistance. The syringes will help immunize …

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Senior U.S. Official Visits Pakistan to Discuss Afghan Refugees

Islamabad, February 1, 2018 – During a visit to Pakistan this week, United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Nancy Izzo Jackson recognized Pakistan’s generosity hosting one of the largest, most-protracted refugee populations in the world for nearly forty years.  She encouraged the Government of Pakistan to work with UNHCR …

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USAID Creates Pathways to Success for Young Women

Islamabad, January 23, 2018 – The U.S. Government demonstrated its commitment to increasing opportunities for Pakistani women during a panel discussion focused on education, economic participation, and gender equality. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Deputy Mission Director Christopher Steel spoke to more than 100 participants from academia, public, private, and nonprofit …

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American Government Provides Ambulances to Highways and Motorway Police

Islamabad, January 19, 2018 – On January 19, American Ambassador David Hale officially delivered 10 ambulances worth almost 180 million rupees ($1.6 million) to the National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP).  The delivery underscores the American government’s long and fruitful efforts to support Pakistan’s law enforcement capacity and assist NHMP in its mission to promote …

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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

U.S.-Supported Integrated Energy Plan for Pakistan Holds Inaugural Meeting of Steering Committee Islamabad, September 18, 2017 – American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Sartaj Aziz inaugurated the Steering Committee for Integrated Energy Planning (IEP) for Pakistan today. The U.S. Department of Energy, supported by USAID and the U.S. Department of …

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U.S.-Sponsored Energy Conference Brings Together Experts to Find Solutions to Pakistan’s Energy Needs

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

Islamabad, September 11, 2017 – The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Pakistan is pleased to partner, for a fourth year, with The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) on the 2017 edition of the Pakistan StartUp Cup competition for entrepreneurs.  Pakistanis with amazing business ideas are encouraged to apply.  The deadline for submitting applications is September 20, 2017. Participating …

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Protecting Pakistan’s Most Important Crop: USDA Leads Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program Annual Meeting

Islamabad, September 6, 2017 – Wheat, Pakistan’s most important crop, is in the spotlight at the National Agriculture Research Center, which is hosting a two-day Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program Meeting (WPEP) this week. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Dr. David Marshall gave opening remarks at today’s inaugural session.  Marshall, from USDA’s Plant Science …

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USDA holds workshop to chalk out a plan to control Zoonotic diseases in Pakistan

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

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

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Acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells travels to Pakistan

Islamabad, August 04, 2017: Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Alice Wells visited Islamabad August 3 and 4 as part of her introductory trip to the region. In Islamabad, she met with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, Finance …

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U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Work Together Toward Peace

Islamabad, August 04, 2017: Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Christina Tomlinson launched the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) International Peacebuilding Conference today, during which over 200 U.S. exchange program alumni will discuss how to work towards international peace through community engagement. Joining the PUAN attendees are U.S. exchange alumni from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, and Turkey. …

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American Tech Company Executive Shares Finance Tips with Pakistani Entrepreneurs

Islamabad – July 22, 2017: Pakistani entrepreneurs gained new insights about raising and managing funds for their entrepreneurial ventures during a series of presentations this week by American entrepreneur Dr. Andrew Scheuermann.  The American Embassy sponsored Dr. Scheuermann’s visit to Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi through its 2017 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. During his visit, Dr. Scheuermann …

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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

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

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Pakistan Army Receives Cutting Edge Explosives Detection Equipment from the United States

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

Karachi: Consul General Grace Shelton handed over equipment and vehicles worth approximately Rs 7 million to Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Hyderabad, Khadim Hussain Rind, at the Hyderabad Women Protection Center earlier today. This support is part of the State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) funding to strengthen the Sindh Police’s …

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Public Affairs Officer Congratulates “English Works” Graduates in Karachi

Karachi: Public Affairs Officer John Warner congratulated the 75 participating students of the six months long “English Works” program on the successful completion of their course earlier today at the Royal Rodale club in Karachi. The program, funded through Mission Pakistan’s Regional English Language Programs Office, focuses on enhancing business communication skills – including professional-level …

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

Islamabad, July 7, 2017 – Pakistani alumni of the U.S. Government-funded Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program shared what they learned about American schools and culture with 75 students from all across Pakistan who will soon depart for the year-long YES academic exchange in the United States. During a reentry seminar and pre-departure orientation …

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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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American Ambassador Hale Praises Inaugural Pakistani Delegation to the SelectUSA Investment Summit

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 event …

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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. Embassy Leads Pakistani Delegation to International Franchise Expo

“Pakistan’s economic growth is creating a strong market for U.S. brands.” – Steve Knode, U.S. Commercial Counselor Islamabad, June 15, 2017: The U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) is leading this week a delegation of Pakistani companies from Karachi, Islamabad, and Mirpur to the International Franchise Expo 2017, in New York, USA.  The expo is the largest …

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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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New Marketing Concepts Can Take Businesses to Next Level

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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MCR & Yum! Brands Sign Agreement to Expand Pizza Hut in Pakistan

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

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Religious Leaders and Consul General Tour Worship Sites to Promote Interfaith Tolerance

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

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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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U.S. CONSULATE ORGANIZES SPORTS DIPLOMACY INITIATIVE: PARALYMPICS

Karachi — United States Consul General Grace Shelton welcomed approximately 100 differently-abled athletes and their parents and mentors from Para Sports Pakistan for a Paralympics Sports Diplomacy event on February 28.  At the official residence of the Consul General, the athletes participated in hearing impaired football, wheelchairs races, blind cricket, wheelchair basketball, and softball alongside …

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U.S. Consul General Welcomes Newest Participants to Sukkur’s “EnglishWorks” Program

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

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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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U.S. CONSUL GENERAL VISITS PORT QASIM

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

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American Artists Complete New Mural at PACC

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

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USAID supports Women’s Participation in Formulation of Pakistan’s Trade Policy

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

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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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