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September 8, 2015

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.

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.

April 9, 2015

USAID and Pakistan are working together to help Pakistan meet its growing energy demands, and to alleviate the country's energy crisis. Current initiatives actively increase the availability of sustainable energy to the economy and promote reforms to help the power sector function more efficiently and sustainably.

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.

March 13, 2015

The Teacher Education Project (TEP) is a nationwide program to standardize and improve the quality of pre­service and continuing teacher education and training. The project works in close partnership with the federal and provincial governments, the Higher Education Commission, provincial Departments of Education, 23 universities, and 79


Last updated: September 09, 2015

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