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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9:00am
U.S. Consul General Lahore, Zachary Harkenrider and the CEO of the Gujranwala Electric Power Company Zahoor Ahmed Chohan inaugurated a new state-of-the-art Power Distribution Center today. The center has been established with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to automate the monitoring and management of power flow throughout the network. This upgrade has dramatically reduced the incidents of unscheduled load shedding throughout Pakistan. 
 
“Supporting the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to improve the performance of the energy sector is one of our top assistance priorities.” said Consul General Harkenrider.  “We work hand in hand with government officials and specialists in the power sector to improve the delivery of power to consumers,” he added.
 
USAID/Pakistan
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 8:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) helped more than two hundred Pakistanis farmers bring off-season vegetables to the second annual Vegetable Fair in Islamabad today.

Mastung farmers spread a blanket to collect mulberries from the tree
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 5:00am

Islamabad, April 2, 2015 – Over the past two years, the Balochistan Agricultural Project sponsored by the U.S. government has helped a group of 12 farmers dramatically increase their income to over $670,000 from the sale of dried mulberries.  In 2013, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) developed the program to work directly with farmers from the Mastung district in Balochistan to research and expand the market for mulberries across Pakistan.

USAID Pakistan
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 6:00am

Islamabad, March 11, 2015 - As part of the third U.S.-Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference, the United States government la

Agriculture and Economic Growth
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 6:45am

Director for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Pakistan Gregory Gottlieb served as the keynote speaker to open the Pakistan Agriculture Conference and Exposition 2015 in Islamabad.  The two-day exposition will showcase the latest technological advances in the agriculture industry and provide government agencies and the private sector a forum to discuss agriculture engagement strategies.  The United States contributed a five stall pavilion to exhibit the agriculture development efforts supported by USAID in Pakistan.

Education
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:00am

Four Pakistani scholars who recently returned from completing their doctoral studies in the United States highlighted their research and experiences during panel discussion on education at the Serena Hotel.  In addition to the discussion, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Pakistan Mission Director Gregory Gottlieb and Pakistan Higher Education Commission Member Dr. G.

Food Assistance
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 4:00am

In an effort to combat malnutrition, the United States contributed an additional $34 million to the World Food Program (WFP), which will provide food rations for the next four months to 3.2 million Pakistanis, including 1.63 million Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Resilience Conference
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 4:45am

ederal Minister for Planning, Development, Professor Ahsan Iqbal, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID Mission) Director Gregory Gottlieb participated in the “Resilience for Agricultural Growth, Food Security, Nutrition and Rural Development in Pakistan.”

Training for Pakistan project
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 2:45am
On December 10, eleven faculty members from the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD) who participated in a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) capacity development training program in 2014 met at the Serena Hotel to discuss follow-up actions from their visits to the United States, United kingdom and France.
 
Energy
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:15am

Twenty-four engineers successfully completed a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) two-week hydro-power operations and maintenance training course and received completion certificates during a ceremony today at the Serena Hotel in Islamabad.

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Last updated: February 23, 2015

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