19 Pakistani Students Return Home from U.S. Embassy-Funded “Summer Sisters” Exchange Program

Islamabad, September 22, 2016:  Yesterday, U.S. Embassy and iEARN Pakistan staff welcomed home 19 female Pakistani students who recently participated in the Summer Sisters Exchange Program at U.S. universities, including Harvard, American University, and Smith College.  The students, ages 15 to 18, spent the summer studying science, leadership and international affairs. “The U.S. Embassy sponsors ...
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USAID’s Initiative Succeeds in Increasing the Use of Research for Policy Reforms in Pakistan

Islamabad, September 21, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has helped Pakistan strengthen its institutional capacity and policy making by fostering evidence-based decision-making on public policy issues. USAID partnered with the International Food Policy Research Institute from July 2011 to July 2016 on the Pakistan Strategy Support Program.  Working with the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Additional Threat Reporting, Islamabad

The American Embassy in Islamabad continues to receive threat reporting regarding possible terrorist attacks against various locations, including the Serena Hotel in Islamabad, Marriott hotels in Islamabad and Karachi, the Monal Restaurant in the Margalla Hills, and Kohsar Market in the F6 area of Islamabad. Employees of the American Embassy in Islamabad and the American ...
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Music Mela 2016 Electrifies Audiences, Unites Cultures

This weekend, Music Mela returned to Islamabad and the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) once again became the center of Pakistan’s music world. Jointly organized by the U.S. Embassy and the Foundation for Arts and Culture, and Education (FACE), Music Mela 2016 boasted more than 15,000 fans over the past three days, excited ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Increased Threat Reporting, Islamabad

The American Embassy in Islamabad is seeing an increase in threat reporting regarding possible terrorist attacks against various locations, including the Marriott Hotels in Islamabad and Karachi, the Monal Restaurant in the Margalla Hills, and Kohsar Market in the F6 area of Islamabad.  Employees of the American Embassy in Islamabad and the American Consulate in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Threat Reporting, Islamabad

The American Embassy in Islamabad has seen an increase in threat reporting regarding possible terrorist attacks against various locations in Islamabad, including the Marriott Hotel, as indicated in the April 16 Security Message, and the Monal Restaurant in the Margalla Hills.  We remind U.S. citizens to review the Travel Warning and the Country Specific Information for Pakistan, and to maintain ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threat Against Marriott Hotel, Islamabad

The embassy is aware of a general but uncorroborated threat against the Marriott hotel in Islamabad.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area for the next several days to allow time to assess the situation. U.S. citizens are reminded that there is an active Travel Warning for Pakistan issued on April 7, 2016, and a worldwide ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Closure, Monday, March 28

Protests in Islamabad, which turned violent on the evening of March 27, are continuing today, March 28. The Embassy will remain closed on Monday, March 28. If you have an appointment at the Embassy, we will contact you to re-schedule as soon as we are able. Expect cell phone disruptions, news blackouts, and traffic disruptions ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Delayed Embassy Opening, Monday, March 28

Protests in Islamabad turned violent on the evening of March 27.  The Embassy will operate on a delayed opening schedule on Monday, March 28 while we further assess the situation.  If you have an appointment at the Embassy, we will contact you to re-schedule as soon as we are able.  Expect cell phone disruptions, news ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Pakistan National Day Security Reminder

There is an increased security personnel presence around Islamabad, especially near the venue selected for Pakistan National Day festivities on Wednesday, March 23 at the Shakarparian Parade Ground near 7th Avenue and Islamabad Highway. Be prepared for traffic delays, road closures, detours, and increased security checkpoints. Use good judgment when moving around public places. Cell ...
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World Wide Caution for U.S. Citizens

This message contains the text of a Worldwide Caution issued on March 3, 2016 by the U.S. Department of State to Americans living and traveling overseas. The text of this message, as well as Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts and Country Specific Information for every country in the world, can be found on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website . U.S. ...
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