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USA-PAKISTAN HIGHLIGHT OPPORTUNITIES IN BASHA DAM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On October 8, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted senior Government of Pakistan officials, including Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Mohammad Asif, who highlighted the business opportunities presented by Pakistan’s multibillion dollar, 4,500 megawatt Diamer Basha Dam Project to an audience of U.S. companies and investors.

 

U.S. Training Helps Power Plant Engineers Improve Energy Efficiency

Islamabad-Twenty Pakistani engineers from power generation companies around the country were presented with certificates of completion after participating in a thermal program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) at a ceremony in Islamabad on April 10. The course is designed to help engineers further develop their technical skills and provide them with industry best practices in order to improve the operation, maintenance, and management of power plants.

U.S AND INTEL SUPPORT EDUCATION AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Islamabad- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Punjab Provincial Director Jeffrey Bakken and Intel Pakistan Country Manager Naveed Siraj signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today on the use of technology to support education and women’s economic empowerment in Pakistan.

MORE WHEAT PLANTERS FROM USA

Islamabad-The U.S.-Pakistan Wheat Productivity Enhancement Project (WPEP) today brought together wheat researchers from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to celebrate progress in the global fight against wheat diseases. At the event, USDA Agricultural Counselor in Pakistan Clay Hamilton, CIMMYT country representative Mohammad Imtiaz, and Secretary of the Ministry of Food Security and Research Seerat Asghar presented eleven new wheat planters to WPEP partners.

60 Second International Film Festival Features U.S. Film Directors

Islamabad-U.S. film directors Ted Braun and Marilyn Agrelo delivered keynote speeches at the 60 Second International Film Festival (www.60siff.com), held March 8 at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts in Islamabad. Braun and Agrelo are visiting Pakistan with the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase (AFS), a touring program that brings U.S. documentaries and film experts to audiences around the world.

Specialized U.S. Training Builds Skills of Female Prosecutors and Investigators

Islamabad, February 28 – Officials from the U.S. State and Justice Departments concluded a five-day training course on investigative and analytical techniques for female prosecutors and police investigators on February 28, 2014. The Women Police and Prosecutor Conference, held in Islamabad February 24-28, brought together female prosecutors and police investigators from Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad to receive specialized training from both Pakistani and American experts in crime scene analysis, forensic evidence collection, and interview techniques.

One Hundred Forty Pakistani Students Set to Embark on U.S.-funded Undergraduate Study

Islamabad (Staff Reporter) U.S. Embassy Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Peter Brennan congratulated 140 Pakistani students traveling to the United States for undergraduate study as part of the U.S. government-funded Global Undergraduate (Global UGRAD) Program. Brennan congratulated the participants saying, “We are proud that in Pakistan we run the single largest array of exchanges of any U.S. Embassy in the world – sending over 1,200 Pakistanis to the United States every year.

Pakistani Students 3rd Largest Population enrolled in the United States

Islamabad (Staff Reporter) Rita Akhtar, Executive Director United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) disclosed that in the 2012-2013 academic year, Pakistani students studying in the United States increased, making it the country with the third largest population of students enrolled in the United States. She was addressing a networking sessions for counselors and high achievers in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi to mark International Educational Week in Pakistan.

Pakistan and USA will cooperate on Police, Counternarcotics, and Rule of Law Programs

ISLAMABAD (Staff Reporter) U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson and Pakistan Economic Affairs Division Secretary Nargis Sethi signed a bilateral assistance agreement under which the U.S. State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau (INL) provides $23.5 million to support the Government of Pakistan in the following areas: building law enforcement capability, fighting illicit narcotics, and reforming the criminal justice system.

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