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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.    

Speaking on the occasion Larry Sampler said, “The Mobile Library Program is just one element of the USAID-funded Pakistan Reading Project which will help Pakistani children to start their own journeys in the world of books. Through this partnership between USAID, our implementing partner - the International Rescue Committee, and the Government of Pakistan, we are taking a multi-pronged approach to help increase literacy.”

Pakistan’s Pioneering Mobile Agriculture Project
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 1:30am

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a new pilot project to introduce mobile enabled advisory and financial services for peach and potato farmers and fishermen in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

As a result of this project, over 1,700 small and medium sized farms and 15,000 people in Swat will gain access to mobile banking. With information and financing more readily available, farmers can learn practices to increase their crop yields, gain increased access to markets, and conduct efficient and safe financial transactions.

USAID's Economic Growth and Agriculture project in Pakistan
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 1:15am

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Entrepreneurs Project, has trained 24,000 small business owners in the field of medicinal plants and honey.  The Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and Honey Industry conference on February 3 featured discussions aimed at developing the medicinal plant and honey sector in Pakistan.  Plant collectors and bee-keepers discussed business opportunities with buyers and service providers.

USAID's Health Initiative
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:30am

Ambassador Richard Olson attended the release of Pakistan's National Institute for Population Studies Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) for 2012-13 at a ceremony at the Serena Hotel in Islamabad. State Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar was also present at the event.

Agriculture Policy
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 11:30pm

The findings of the Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) will be featured in a two-day conference beginning today.  The PSSP program, supported by the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), serves to promote economic growth and development in Pakistan.

Higher Education
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 4:00am
The United States government will launch a second phase of its Merit and Needs Based Program which will benefit 3,000 deserving but financially constrained Pakistani students. This was shared by Gregory Gottlieb, Mission Director, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Pakistan in a meeting with 29 vice chancellors of partner universities and Professor Mukhtar Ahmad, Executive Director, Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan.
 
Merit & Need based scholarsip
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 5:15am

Eighty one students are pursuing advanced degrees at Pir Mehr Ali Shah (PMAS) Arid Agriculture University in Rawalpindi and at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad thanks to need-based scholarships provided by the United States government.  Mr. Larry Sampler, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator, Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Executive Director, Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad Khan, Arid Agriculture University Vice Chancellor, and Prof. Dr.

Humanitarian Assistance
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 7:15am

The United States handed over a newly completed hospital to the AJK Government today. The Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital in Dhirkot was inaugurated today by USAID Pakistan Mission Director Gregory Gottlieb, Sardar Qamar Zaman, Minister of Health, Government of AJK, and Representatives from the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA)/ State Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (SERRA) .

Trade Expo
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 2:15am

U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson led a high-level U.S. delegation participating in Expo Pakistan 2013, held from September 26-29 at the Karachi Expo Centre.  Ambassador Olson was joined by U.S. Consul General in Karachi Michael Dodman, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gregory Gottlieb, Senior Commercial Officer David McNeil, and Agricultural Counselor Clay Hamilton as they toured the Expo hall and visited the United States Pavilion on Friday.

Energy project
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 1:45am

U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson visited the Jamshoro Thermal Power Station (JTPS), which was recently upgraded with $19.3 million in U.S. assistance. The Jamshoro plant will now provide an additional 270 megawatts of power to the national grid, enough to provide electricity to nearly 4.3 million more Pakistanis. The visit of U.S. Ambassador Olson, U.S. Consul General in Karachi Michael Dodman, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gregory Gottlieb, and other senior U.S. government officials to JTPS reaffirms the U.S.

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