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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.

April 15, 2015

The Municipal Services Program (MSP) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh seeks sustained improvement in municipal service delivery to better address basic needs and build the capacity of provincial governments to manage key municipal services such as the drinking water supply, sanitation systems (including drainage and sewerage), and the solid waste management (SWM) systems within three administrative divisions (Peshawar, Malakand and Dera Ismail Khan) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and selected towns of Sindh.

April 15, 2015

USAID is partnering with the Government of Pakistan to rehabilitate the Mangla hydroelectric power station located in the Mirpur District of Azad Kashmir. The main objective of the project is to add 90 MW to the national grid through the refurbishment and up­gradation of the power plant which will improve the reliability and availability of this power plant for the next 20­25 years.

Energy in Pakistan
April 13, 2015

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. 


April 9, 2015

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.

Mastung farmers spread a blanket to collect mulberries from the tree
April 3, 2015

Islamabad, April 2, 2015 – Over the past two years, the Balochistan Agricultural Project sponsored by the U.S. government has helped a group of 12 farmers dramatically increase their income to over $670,000 from the sale of dried mulberries.  In 2013, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) developed the program to work directly with farmers from the Mastung district in Balochistan to research and expand the market for mulberries across Pakistan.


Last updated: November 09, 2015

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