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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.
 
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.

Education
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 1:30am

The United States announces the launch of the Pakistan Reading Project to boost the reading skills of 3.2 million Pakistani children. This project will fund improvements in reading instruction and reading assessment in grades one through five throughout the Pakistani public school system. The International Rescue Committee (IRC), which is partnering with regional governments and Pakistani civil society organizations, will implement this $160 million project in an estimated 38,000 public schools over the next five years.

Mango Conference 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013 - 1:30am

Today, U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson and Commerce Secretary Qasim Niaz joined business owners and stakeholders to celebrate the unprecedented success of Pakistan’s mango sector.  The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has helped boost mango production and exports to international markets, leading to a 75 percent increase in farm revenues and the creation of hundreds of new jobs across Pakistan.

Young Photographers Exhibution
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 1:45am

Seventeen young photographers from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) displayed their work at the National Art Gallery in Islamabad and discussed the unique perspectives and insights they learned in a special training program led by photographers from the prestigious National Geographic magazine. The program was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

U.S. launches ‘Agricultural Innovation Program’
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 5:15am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) have launched the Agricultural Innovation Program to expand the use of modern technologies in Pakistan’s agriculture sector. 

Dairy sector
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 5:45am

The USAID Dairy Project has spurred growth in Pakistan's rural economy by helping women farmers increase their incomes and improve their livelihoods. Realizing the pivotal role rural women play in Pakistan's livestock sector, USAID is creating a pool of up to 5,000 locally-trained and readily-available female livestock extension workers to provide veterinary services and advice on the care and feeding of cattle to rural dairy farmers. The project also meets farmers' basic needs by providing them with quality supplies for their animals, such as feed, vitamins, and medication.

Pakistan- Education- Scholarships
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 1:30am

The United States celebrated the continued success of programs to educate the teachers of Pakistan today in a ceremony in Gilgit.  The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), awarded 115 scholarships for future educators who will study in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, including at Karakoram International University, the College of Education, and the Elementary College of Education (Women).

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