U.S. Boosts Economic Growth in Pakistan by Supporting Entrepreneurship

November 23, 2019 U.S. Mission Pakistan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: U.S. Consulate Karachi Public Affairs Section (021-3527500) U.S. Boosts Economic Growth in Pakistan by Supporting Entrepreneurship Karachi – November 23, 2019: The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi celebrated the culmination of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) November 18-24, with a closing ceremony attended by entrepreneurs from …

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U.S. Mission Supports Training for Customs Probationary Officer Class

November 22, 2019 Contact: Sydney Smith Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Mission Supports Training for Customs Probationary Officer Class Karachi – In support of the United States’ ongoing commitment to strengthening Pakistan’s law enforcement organizations, Acting Consul General Jack Hillmeyer today joined Customs Chief Collector (Enforcement-South) Dr. Wasif Ali Memon for the closing ceremony …

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Pakistani Musicians and Students Pay a Musical Tribute to Daniel Pearl’s Life and Contributions to Press Freedom

November 17, 2019 U.S. Mission Pakistan Contact: U.S. Consulate Karachi Public Affairs Section (021-3527500) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pakistani Musicians and Students Pay a Musical Tribute to Daniel Pearl’s Life and Contributions to Press Freedom Karachi – November 17, 2019: Acting U.S. Consul General Jack Hillmeyer welcomed a festive crowd of 200 music lovers to a …

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U.S. Commercial Service Leads Pakistani Business Delegation to WEFTEC 2019

September 24, 2019 Contact: Jason Green   Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Commercial Service Leads Pakistani Business Delegation to WEFTEC 2019 Karachi – September 24, 2019: The U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) is leading a sixteen-member delegation of Pakistani companies to the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in Chicago, IL, USA, from …

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Ambassador Jones Visits Sindh Police Saeedabad Police Training College

September 18, 2019 Contact: Jason Green Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ambassador Jones Visits Sindh Police Saeedabad Police Training College Karachi – In support of the United States’ ongoing commitment to the capacity building of Pakistan’s law enforcement organizations, Ambassador Paul W. Jones toured the Saeedabad Police Training College today with Inspector General of Sindh …

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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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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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From the American people: a clean Jacobabad

June 24, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From the American people: a clean Jacobabad Jacobabad – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Director for Sindh and Balochistan Michael Hryshchyshyn handed over waste management equipment to Jacobabad municipality at the Deputy Commissioner office Jacobabad. These 80 waste management …

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U.S. Consul General Karachi attended the first-ever U.S. Pulses Seminar in Pakistan

April 30, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Consul General Karachi attended the first-ever U.S. Pulses Seminar in Pakistan Karachi: On April 30, Consul General JoAnne Wagner attended the first-ever U.S. Pulses Seminar titled “USA Pulses – the Standard for Quality” in Karachi. The seminar was organized in collaboration between FAS …

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USAID Introducing Innovative Technologies for the Development of Pakistan’s Agriculture Sector

April 29, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USAID Introducing Innovative Technologies for the Development of Pakistan’s Agriculture Sector Karachi: On April 29, Consul General JoAnne Wagner inaugurated the Electronic Beam (E-Beam) irradiation facility established through support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded U.S.-Pakistan Partnerships for Agricultural Market …

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U.S. Ambassador’s Visit to Karachi Highlights Pakistani-U.S. Ties

March 30, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Ambassador’s Visit to Karachi Highlights Pakistani-U.S. Ties Karachi: U.S. Ambassador Paul W. Jones, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., emphasized the importance of Karachi as the economic hub of Pakistan, highlighted the importance of people-to-people ties, and celebrated U.S. Independence Day with the citizens of southern …

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Sindh Demographic and Health Survey 2017-18 Indicates Progress

March 28, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sindh Demographic and Health Survey 2017-18 Indicates Progress Karachi: The regional survey results of the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2017-18, were released today at a provincial seminar organized by National Institute of Population Studies (NIPS). The seminar highlighted major improvements in child …

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Director of U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water receives Sitara-e-Imtiaz Award

March 27, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Director of U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water receives Sitara-e-Imtiaz Award Karachi: On March 23, President Dr. Arif Alvi conferred the Sitara-e-Imtiaz award on Dr. Steven Burian, who directs the technical team at the University of Utah in the United States, in support …

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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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Research on USAID’s reading interventions launched

March 15, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Research on USAID’s reading interventions launched Karachi: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Director for Sindh and Balochistan, Michael Hryshchyshyn, today launched a report on research recently conducted to assess the significance of reading interventions under USAID Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP). The report …

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U.S. Ambassador’s Fund to Award 200 New Grants

March 5, 2019 Contact: Will Holton Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Ambassador’s Fund to Award 200 New Grants Karachi – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced new funding opportunities from the Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program. During the current five-year cycle, running from 2017-2022, this program will award approximately 200 grants …

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United States and Sindh Police Inaugurate Firearms Simulators to Increase Police Training Capacity and Operational Readiness

December 12, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE United States and Sindh Police Inaugurate Firearms Simulators to Increase Police Training Capacity and Operational Readiness On December 12, the Saeedabad Police Training College in Karachi received over 377 million rupees (2.7 million USD) worth of firearms simulators to improve the capacity of the …

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Continued United States Government support for Sindh development priorities

November 13, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Continued United States Government support for Sindh development priorities Karachi – On November 13, U.S. Consul General JoAnne Wagner participated with representatives from the international community in an event organized by the Government of Sindh Planning and Development Department to release the …

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The United States promotes the development of clean energy in Sindh

October 29, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The United States promotes the development of clean energy in Sindh Karachi – The U. S. Consul General in Karachi, JoAnne Wagner today visited the wind corridor in Jhimpir to review U.S. Government investments in the area. She visited the Jhimpir-1 grid …

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United States Government assistance in Pakistan focuses on education and employment opportunities for youth

October 16, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE United States Government assistance in Pakistan focuses on education and employment opportunities for youth Karachi – U.S. Consul General JoAnne Wagner interacted with youth at a forum organized by the Karachi Rotoract Club and highlighted the role that youth can play for …

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33 U.S. Universities Visit Karachi to Promote Higher Education Opportunities in Pakistan

October 7, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021-3527-5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 33 U.S. Universities Visit Karachi to Promote Higher Education Opportunities in Pakistan Karachi – October 7, 2018: To promote higher education opportunities for Pakistani students, representatives of 33 U.S. universities traveled to Karachi this week to host the biggest U.S. College Fair in Pakistan …

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World Teachers’ Day commemorated at U.S. Government-funded school in Gadap Town

October 5, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE World Teachers’ Day commemorated at U.S. Government-funded school in Gadap Town Karachi – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Sindh Community Mobilization Program commemorated World Teachers’ Day this afternoon at Government Boys Secondary School, Damba Village in Gadap Town, …

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U.S. Government upgrades Family Planning and Training Unit at Sandeman Provincial Hospital

October 4, 2018 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Government upgrades Family Planning and Training Unit at Sandeman Provincial Hospital Quetta –The newly upgraded Family Planning Training Unit (FPTU) at Sandeman Provincial Hospital. Funding for this activity was provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under its …

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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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The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit Opportunity

February 11, 2019 Contact: Krish Das Phone: 021 3527 5000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. MISSION PAKISTAN ANNOUNCES The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit Opportunity KARACHI, PAKISTAN – The U.S. Mission to Pakistan announced today that the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit is actively looking for companies across Pakistan to take part in this year’s SelectUSA delegation to …

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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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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. Consulate Organizes Sports Diplomacy Initiative: American Flag Football

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

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U.S. Presents Boats to Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA)

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

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U.S. Consulate Celebrates Sindh Culture Day

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

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U.S. Congratulates Sindh Government on Signing Agreements for Sindh Basic Education Program

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

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U.S. Consul General visits Sindh Wind Corridor

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

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U.S. Consulate Organizes Sports Diplomacy event with Special Olympians

Karachi — Consul General Grace Shelton welcomed Special Olympics Pakistan officials, Special Olympics athletes, and students to the Old Consul General Residence earlier today for the third in a series of Consulate sports diplomacy events this year.  CG Shelton, Mr. Rizwan Mansoor, Secretary General of Special Olympics Pakistan and Mr. Daniyal Alvi, manager of Operations …

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U.S. Consulate celebrates Daniel Pearl World Music Days

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

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U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton visits Pakistan Stock Exchange

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

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Consul General Grace Shelton visits U.S.-funded Makli preservation project

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

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U.S.-Pakistan Energy Partnership – U.S. Announces 15 Year Partnership with Banks

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

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US Consul General hosts volleyball clinic for Dawood girls

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

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U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton pays homage to Quaid-e-Azam

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

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U.S. Consulate Sends 19 Pakistani Women to Summer Exchanges in US

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

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