Posts tagged as: US aid

U.S. says will help Pakistan overcome energy’s shortage

U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson visited the Jamshoro Thermal Power Station (JTPS), which was recently upgraded with $19.3 million in U.S. assistance. The Jamshoro plant will now provide an additional 270 megawatts of power to the national grid, enough to provide electricity to nearly 4.3 million more Pakistanis. The visit of U.S. Ambassador Olson, […]

Gomal Zam Dam Project completed

U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson joined Federal Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif and WAPDA Chairman Syed Raghib Shah to laud the completion of the Gomal Zam dam project.  The dam will boost the region’s electricity supply, irrigate farmlands, and protect the South Waziristan area from seasonal flooding.    “The completion of the Gomal Zam dam hydropower station […]

D-10 forum discusses development agenda

The daylong “D-10 Forum” started deliberations in Islamabad on Thursday to review and coordinate development agenda. All major development partners, Ambassadors, Government of Pakistan, provincial governments and other key institutions are participating with Secretary Economic Affairs Division, Ms. Nargis Sethi in the chair. The Forum affords unique opportunity to Government of Pakistan, Provincial Governments and […]

US helps Afghan refugee women learn professional trades

Richard Albright, Coordinator for Economic and Development Assistance at the U.S. Embassy Islamabad, inaugurated “Shop for Cause” at Malikabad Plaza, Rawalpindi. This exclusive outlet for the hand-embroidered fashions and handicrafts of Afghan women refugees is a direct result of collaboration between the U.S. government and the Hashoo Foundation. The artisans studied tailoring and marketing with […]

US to support Diamer Bhasha dam, says US envoy

The Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar while talking to US Ambassador Richard G. Olson who called on him at his office Wednesday, has said that Pakistan welcomes the interest shown by the United States Congress for its support in carrying out feasibility studies for Pakistan’s flagship storage project Diamer Bhasha Dam.  Ambassador Olson informed the […]

US Ambo Olson celebrates Pakistani mango sector success

  U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson and Commerce Secretary Qasim Niaz Monday joined business owners and stakeholders to celebrate the unprecedented success of Pakistan’s mango sector.    The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has helped boost mango production and exports to international markets, leading to a 75 percent increase in farm […]

Pakistani Fulbright participants encouraged to make a difference through their studies

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Ambassador Richard Hoagland congratulated 180 Pakistani graduate students who will soon depart for master’s or doctoral studies at American universities on U.S.-funded Fulbright scholarships.    The Fulbright Program is the flagship academic exchange program of the U.S. government.  Funded by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for […]

USAID launches $387m maternal, Child Health Program

U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson launched the $387 million Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program on Friday. The Ambassador and the Sindh Secretary of Health, Mr. Inamullah Khan Dharejo, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for this five-year project at an event in Karachi.  Under this initiative, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will support Pakistan’s […]

Pakistan through the Eyes of Emerging Young Photographers from FATA

  Seventeen young photographers from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) displayed their work at the National Art Gallery in Islamabad and discussed the unique perspectives and insights they learned in a special training program led by photographers from the prestigious National Geographic magazine.  The program was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development […]

United States Supports Teacher Education in Gilgit-Baltistan

The United States celebrated the continued success of programs to educate the teachers of Pakistan on Thursday in a ceremony in Gilgit, the US embassy said.   The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), awarded 115 scholarships for future educators who will study in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, including at Karakoram […]

The U.S.-funded Entrepreneurs Project in Pakistan spurs entrepreneurial growth among low-income communities to address a growing need for economic opportunity.   This project provides skills and improves the business know-how of low-income women with home businesses. Through this project, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides female artisans with the skills to improve […]

US Ambassador inaugurates Tarbela power house project

The U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson Tuesday inaugurated phase-1 of the power house project in Tarbela, the project would produce 128 megawatts electricity   U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson joined WAPDA Chairman Syed Raghib Abbas Shah to recognize the completion of the U.S. – funded Tarbela Dam restoration project.  The restoration of three generators at Tarbela adds […]


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