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USAID Pakistan
November 9, 2015

Islamabad - October 1, 2015 - Seventy six students from FATA received their Higher Secondary School Certificate today during a ceremony held in Islamabad.  Secretary of Economic Affairs Division Muhammad Sethi and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke distributed certificates to the studentswho completed their studies through the USAID FATA Scholarship Program.  The special ceremony was held October 1, 2015 at the Serena Hotel, where several studentsshared highlights of their life-changing experience and their aspirations for further studies.

The USAID FATA Scholarship Program, started in 2008, provided scholarships to students exhibiting academic aptitude, a desire to learn in the English medium, interest in a rigorous study program, and were able to attend boarding schools located outside their immediate area.

"I can think of no better example of the United States' long-term commitment to this amazing country, and its shared vision of a secure, vibrant, and prosperous Pakistan.  These scholars show what is possible when our two countries work together," Mission Director Groarke said at the ceremony.

September 8, 2015

USAID Deputy Mission Director Cathy Moore celebrated the launch of four new mobile libraries provided through the Pakistan Reading Project at a government secondary school in Islamabad today as part of International Literacy Day, a global effort to encourage reading and education.  The new buses will bring reading materials to more than 300 communities across Pakistan, reaching more than 2,500 students in 100 primary schools in Islamabad alone, and many more in rural parts of the nation which may not have traditional library resources.  

Power sector in Pakistan
August 26, 2015

U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s Coordinator for Economic and Development Assistance Leon Waskin joined NEPRA Chairman  Brig. (Rtd.) Tariq Saddozai at the Marriott Hotel on Wednesday to commemorate the successful completion of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Power Distribution Program.  The five-year, $218 million project is a part of the U.S. government’s commitment to support the Government of Pakistan to improve the energy sector.  The Program introduced several innovative technologies to Pakistan, such as smarter meters and anti-theft cables, which are helping power distribution companies reduce losses and increase revenues.

USAID Mission Director John Groarke, Federal Minister Sikander Hayat Bosan, and CIMMYT Director General Dr. Martin Kropff
August 25, 2015

USAID Mission Director John Groarke commended new breakthroughs in Pakistan’s agricultural sector today at USAID’s Agricultural Technology Conference at the Serena Hotel.  Joined by the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikander Hayat Bosan, Groarke met with more than 200 Pakistani farmers, scientists, and agricultural leaders who highlighted new agricultural technologies made possible by USAID’s Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP).

New Mission Director of USAID Mr. John Groarke launched the U.S.–Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development
August 6, 2015

 The new Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Pakistan John Groarke launched the U.S.–Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) initiative at the Serena Hotel today. 

July 8, 2015

Islamabad, July 8, 2015 - The United States Agency for International Development (US


Last updated: November 09, 2015

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