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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:15am

Islamabad, 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.  The buses will also be staffed by trained librarians, who will conduct storytelling sessions for children and young adults, and talk to older patrons about library services and the importance of literacy.

Power sector in Pakistan
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 4:15am

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
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 5:00am

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
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 8:45am

 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. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 7:30am

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

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.

U.S.-Funded Technology Upgrades Improve MEPCO Operational Efficiency
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 4:45am
Ambassador Richard Olson, USAID Mission Director Gregg Gottlieb, Consul General Zach Harkenrider, and Multan Electric Power Company CEO Muzaffar Ali Abbasi inaugurate a U.S.-government funded information technology lab at the MEPCO Regional Training Center in Multan.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 8:30am

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel and U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson, along with Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif, officially launched the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies (CAS) - a $127 million investment from the United States to build partnerships in higher education and research. 

Energy in Pakistan
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. 


Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 8:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) helped more than two hundred Pakistanis farmers bring off-season vegetables to the second annual Vegetable Fair in Islamabad today.


Last updated: May 19, 2015

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