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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 8:45am

Islamabad, June 12, 2015 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training concluded a week-long workshop to establish national standards for Urdu reading skills.  The program was led by the Pakistan Reading Project, a program funded by USAID.  Thomas LeBlanc, USAID Pakistan's Education Office Director, and Mr. Baligh-ur-Rehman, the Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training presided over the closing ceremony.

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.

Education
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:30am

The Assistant to the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Donald “Larry” Sampler and the President of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), David Miliband officially inaugurated the USAID-funded Pakistan Reading Project’s mobile bus library program at a government secondary school in Islamabad. The Mobile Bus Library Program will bring age-appropriate reading materials to communities which do not have established libraries in order to help reintroduce and re-establish a national culture of reading in Pakistan.    

Energy
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 4:15am

nited States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director to Pakistan, Greg Gottlieb, presented the power distribution companies PESCO and IESCO with tools and maintenance vehicles at a ceremony at Rawal Grid Station in Islamabad.

United States Provides Additional $9.3 million to Assist IDPs
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 4:00am

The United States Embassy announces an additional contribution of $9.3 million to help the government of Pakistan meet the health, water, sanitation, and livelihood needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).  These funds will be provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  The U.S. government will provide $7 million dollars to UNICEF/Pakistan to improve health, hygiene, water, and sanitation services for IDPs with the remaining funds used to ensure the health of livestock. 

United States Contributes an Additional $8 Million to Support Pakistanis Displaced by Conflict
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 1:45am
The United States contributed an additional $8 million to help the government of Pakistan meet the food and nutritional needs of the internally displaced people (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).  The contribution, provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is part of the ongoing efforts of the U.S. government and the United Nations' World Food Program (WFP) under the Twinning Program.  
 
USAID’s Women in Trade Job Fair
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 12:45am
The USAID-sponsored Women in Trade (WIT) job fair held in Karachi ended on a high note Tuesday with more than 150 candidates from varied academic fields, over 10 universities and academic institutions, and more than 20 renowned trade organizations in attendance. USAID Provincial Director Mr. Leon S. Waskin was the Chief Guest at the full-day Job Fair, held at the city’s Avari Towers. 
 
Energy in Pakistan
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 1:45am
Twenty Pakistani engineers,  including five women from power generation companies nationwide, received certificates today for completing a thermal operations and maintenance training program funded by the U.S. government.   Since March, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided training to 60 engineers from Jamshoro, Guddu and Muzaffargarh thermal power plants. The training enhanced the engineers’ technical skills and introduced them to industry best practices to improve the operation, maintenance, and management of power plants.
 

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