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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 6:00am

The recently-constructed irrigation canals of the U.S.-funded Gomal Zam Dam Command Area Development Project were inaugurated in Dera Ismal Khan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed an agreement with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in March 2015 to provide $22.22 million funding for the Gomal Zam Dam Command Area Development project.

“These canals will create opportunities for large-scale employment,” said USAID Mission Director John Groarke. “The availability of water in the region will catalyze the integrated development of the command area. Farmers will also be trained on farm water management, productivity enhancement, value addition, processing, and effective marketing.”

USAID Pakistan
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:30am

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke gave new varieties of maize seed to Pakistani research organizations and private-sector seed companies today at the National Agricultural Research Center in Islamabad.  The new varieties of maize were identified and provided by USAID’s Agriculture Innovation Program, in coordination with the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, in an effort to jumpstart the production of quality hybrid maize seed in Pakistan.

Women's Day
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:00am

American Ambassador David Hale praised the bravery and determination of Pakistani women at an event in Islamabad sponsored by the United States Agency for Development (USAID) to commemorate Pakistan’s National Women’s Day.

Citizens’ Voice Project Strengthens Civic Engagement
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:15pm

CEO of Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability Shahid Fiaz and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke joined civil society representatives in recognizing the achievements of the Citizens’ Voice Project. This five-year, $45 million project is funded by the United States government and has been working since 2011 to bridge the gap between the citizens and government of Pakistan.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:15am

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, recently contributed $20 million to support the provision of food to approximately 1.2 million temporary displaced persons of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, 75,000 earthquake-affected individuals, and 153,500 malnourished women and children in Pakistan.

USAID Energy Internship program
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a ceremony today marking the successful completion of a six-month Energy Sector Internship Program that provided recent energy-degree graduates with on-the-job experience and skills training.

More than 18,000 temporarily displaced farmers returning to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas recently received agricultur
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 12:15am

Islamabad, January 5, 2016 - More than 18,000 temporarily displaced farmers returning to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas recently received agricultural support from the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The supplies will help the farmers during the rabi sowing season, allowing them to grow crops and earn an income as well as to feed their own families.

U.S. Embassy Pakistan’s USAID Deputy Mission Director Cathy Moore and senior officials from HEC, NUST, and UET Peshawar with U.S
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 11:45pm

Senior officials from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan held a send-off reception today at the National University of Sciences and Technology for approximately two dozen students and faculty who are departing for a semester abroad at Arizona State University.

USAID Pakistan
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 6:45am

The United States Agency for International Development is distributing 23,800 computer tablets through its Pakistan Reading Project to public school teachers of grades 1 and 2 to support teacher training and improved reading instruction in classrooms across Pakistan.

USAID Pakistan
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 5:45am

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. 

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Last updated: November 07, 2016

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