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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.  This new funding brings the total U.S. contribution benefiting IDPs from North Waziristan to $17.3 million.  The United States announced $8 million in food assistance for IDPs on June 26, 2014.
 
Ambassador Olson said, "The United States stands ready to help the Government of Pakistan prepare for and respond to the considerable humanitarian needs emerging in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.  Our additional $9.3 million contribution reiterates the importance of the partnership between the Government of Pakistan, development organizations, and the United States."
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.

Energy Project
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 1:15am

U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson joined Federal Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif and WAPDA Chairman Syed Raghib Shah to laud the completion of the Gomal Zam dam project. The dam will boost the region's electricity supply, irrigate farmlands, and protect the South Waziristan area from seasonal flooding.

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