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  • Multinational firm offers internships to 160 students

    ISLAMABAD: A leading communication technology company offered 160 students across Pakistan a three-month internship...

    He said that 115 graduates had joined Huawei offices in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad for a three-month internship programme, while after Eid, 45 more students from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will join the company...

  • 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 contributes $241m to education, health and municipal services in Sindh

    KARACHI: The United States has given $241 million to the Sindh government since 2011 under the USAID programme for improvement in education, health and municipal services sectors...

    This emerged during review of the schemes in a meeting between Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy Islamabad John Hoover and US Consul General in Karachi Grace Shelton at the CM House on Monday...

  • 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...

    Also read: Diamer-Bhasha ‘smartest choice’ for Pakistan: USThe two reviewed the state of economic collaboration and USAID's assistance in projects in...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • USAID to host investment conference on clean energy

    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...

    USAID’s Assistant to the Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs Larry Sampler, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani will provide opening remarks on Tuesday before...

  • MoU signed with USAID for improving access to education

    ISLAMABAD: A Memo­ran­dum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday with an aim to improve access to education in Sindh...

    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...

  • 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...

    A team of the United States Agency for International Development offered its technical assistance in a recent meeting with a delegation of the provincial government at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Office, Islamabad, according to...

  • 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...

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