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    Ambassador Olson at his farewell ceremony and luncheon; he is joined by Preston University students and faculty, representatives of government, members of civil society organizations, and the diplomatic corps.

  • A group of students. (Photo Credit: State Dept.)

    PUAN delegates celebrate the 2015 Youth Tech Camp closing ceremony with U.S. Embassy Islamabad's Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, Jeffrey Sexton.

  • USAID Pakistan Mission Director John Groarke views presentations of successful projects completed under the five-year USAID Power Distribution Program, aimed at strengthening Pakistan's energy sector.

    USAID Helps Pakistan’s Power Utilities Increase Revenues, Improve Power Delivery

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    U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson attends the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation book launch and photography exhibit at the Satrang Gallery in the Serena Hotel.

  • U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson attending the 2015 Young Leaders Scout Camp at the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association.

    U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson attending the 2015 Young Leaders Scout Camp at the Pakistan Boy Scouts Association.


  • Ambassador Olson's Remarks to the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America

    It has been my honor to be your Ambassador to Pakistan for nearly three years. My assignment is coming to close, as is my career as a Foreign Service Officer. As it happens yesterday was the 33rd Anniversary of my joining the State Department, and this fall I plan to retire from Government service. It is therefore a time for personal as well as professional reflection, and I would like to offer my thoughts on the ties between the United States and Pakistan, one of the most interesting and complex bilateral relationships in the world.  Read More »

  • USDA Leads Review of Cotton Productivity Enhancement Program

    Two top scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service are in Islamabad this week to lead the annual review of the U.S. -Pakistan Cotton Productivity Enhancement Program. The primary goal of the program is to study the Cotton Leaf Curl Virus and promote best management practices of the virus, as well as identify new sources of resistance. 

  • United States Supports Breakthroughs in Pakistan's Agricultural Sector

    USAID Mission Director John Groarke commended new breakthroughs in Pakistan's agricultural sector today at USAID's Agricultural Technology Conference. Joined by the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikander Hayat Bosan, Groarke met with more than 200 Pakistani farmers, scientists, and agricultural leaders who highlighted new agricultural technologies made possible by USAID's Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP). 

  • U.S. Mission in Pakistan Condemns Attack on Punjab Home Minister

    The U.S. Mission in Pakistan strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Punjab Home Minister Col (r) Shuja Khanzada's offices in Attock and extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims of Sunday's violence. 

  • Secretary John Kerry Remarks on Pakistan Independence Day

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send our best wishes to the people and the government of Pakistan as you celebrate your Independence Day this August 14. Today we remember the sacrifice of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and all of Pakistan’s founders, who dedicated their lives for their country. 

  • U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson Pakistan Independence Day Greeting

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send warm wishes and congratulations to Pakistan as you commemorate 68 years of independence. The United States and Pakistan have a broad and deep partnership based on shared values and interests. 

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    Alumni Voices: Noori

    In 2012, Lahore-based rock band Noori was selected for the U.S. Department of State's Center Stage exchange. Listen to Ali Hamza and Ali Noor share their thoughts about their U.S. tour experience--and the power of music to build bridges and strengthen ties between Pakistan and the United States. "The music did most of the talking," Noor says. 

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    U.S.Government Assistance to Pakistan in Education

    The United States is helping millions of Pakistani children by funding education programs that unlock their full potential 

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    U.S. Energy Assistance to Pakistan

    This one-minute video provides comprehensive information on the U.S. energy assistance program in Pakistan, which includes renovating the power plant at the Tarbela Dam, modernizing the generators at the Mangla Dam, upgrading the Guddu, Jamshoro and Muzafaragarh power plants, and building the Satpara and Gomal Zam dams. 

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

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    Join PUAN, Bring Change in Your Community!

    The Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) is among the largest U.S. alumni networks in the world, with membership drawn from 15,000 alumni nationwide. Its mission is to encourage people-to-people relationships between Pakistanis and Americans. 

Khabr-o-Nazar Magazine

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Travel Warning - Pakistan

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    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan. This Travel Warning, issued February 5, 2014, reminds U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Pakistan.

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