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  • Pakistan foreign secretary meets acting administrator USAID

    WASHINGTON DC: Foreign Secretary Pakistan Aizaz Chaudhry in a meeting with Acting Administrator of US Agency for International Development (USAID) Alfonso Lenhardt on Thursday expressed appreciation for United States' support in mega hydro-electric projects for energy generation...

    Lenhardt renewed the United States' commitment to help Pakistan complete the current Diamer-Bhasha, Dasu, and Gomal Zam projects...

  • USAID to help Pakistan in public health projects

    ISLAMABAD: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed three project commitment letters with the federal ministry of national health services and Sindh health department, committing budgetary support for health projects in the country...

    USAID mission director John Groarke, National Health Services secretary Muhammad Ayub Shaikh, health services academy executive director Dr Assad Hafeez and Sindh health secretary...

  • FAO, USAID set up over 800 community organisations in Balochistan

    QUETTA: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in collaboration with USAID, has established more than eight hundred community organisations in Balochistan to increase the production, sale and revenues from crops and livestock...

    “The USAID is proud of the successful partnership we had in Balochistan with the government, the local people and FAO,’’ said Mr Evans, adding that he was pleased with the progress of the project...

  • USAID-funded centre for advanced studies in water inaugurated

    HYDERABAD: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) mission director Jerry Bisson and his deputy Denise Herbol, along with Sindh Minister for Education Jam Mehtab Dahar inaugurated the US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Water at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) on Thursday...

    Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Dahar thanked USAID for its full financial support in the establishment of the...

  • India biggest recipient of US economic assistance over 66-year period: USAID

    The United States, over the period 1946-2012, has given India the largest amount of economic assistance, while providing Israel the greatest quantity of military assistance over the same interval, according to data compiled by USAID...

    4bn received as economic assistance from the US, Pakistan is also among the top five countries to receive economic assistance out of a total of 200 countries and regions...

  • USAID to host investment conference on clean energy

    WASHINGTON: The US Agency for International Development will host a two-day conference in Washington next week to highlight business opportunities in Pakistan’s clean energy sector...

    A USAID spokesman told journalists here that the Dec 1-2 conference would encourage American, international and Pakistani clean energy project developers and investors to invest in Pakistan...

  • MoU signed with USAID for improving access to education

    The MoU between the USAID, the provincial government’s Education and Literacy Department and the Engro Corporation was signed at a ceremony held the latter’s head office...

    The MoU will bring closer the organisations so that they can support the Sindh Basic Education Programme (SBEP) which is a collaborative effort of the provincial government and USAID, an Engro statement said...

  • 2 USAID officials killed, tehsildar injured in attack on ANF convoy in Mohmand

    PESHAWAR: Two USAID officials were killed and two others, including a tehsildar, sustained injures when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in Ambar tehsil of Mohmand Agency on Tuesday, official sources said...

    According to the political administration officials, tehsildar Faramosh Khan was on an anti-poppy drive in Ambar tehsil area along with Anti-Narcotics Force officials and USAID campaigners when an IED device planted...

  • USAID offers technical help on Fata-KP merger

    PESHAWAR: As political parties are at loggerheads over the proposed merger of Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the USAID has jumped in by offering technical assistance to the provincial government on the matter...

    “The USAID team offered technical assistance to the KP government for Fata’s proposed merger with KP,” said the minutes of the meeting...

  • USAID guarantees $88m loans for clean energy

    KARACHI: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) on Friday signed an agreement with Pakistani banks to extend up to $88 million for clean energy projects...

    Consul General Grace Shelton presided over the signing of a partnership agreement between the USAID and Habib Bank, MCB Bank, Faysal Bank, Meezan Bank and JS Bank...

  • USAID plans new body to boost resilience

    NEW ORLEANS: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is to set up a new body to promote resilience, a senior official said, amid growing pressure on the world’s top foreign aid donor to do more with less...

    “The extraordinary cost of going back to the same places every three to five years with the humanitarian convoys is simply unsustainable,” said Greg Collins, USAID’s resilience coordinator, at a conference in New...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

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