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  • IDPs from North Waziristan receiving food assistance from the Twinning Program.(Photo Credit: State Dept.)

    IDPs from North Waziristan receiving food assistance from the Twinning Program.

  • U.S. Ambassador Olson learns about Fulbright scholars’ upcoming research in the United States.

    U.S. Ambassador Olson Encourages 157 Pakistani Fulbright Participants to Give Back to Pakistan

  • A young NWA IDP standing in front of a banner that reads "Free Health Camp for IDPs."

    United States Provides Additional $9.3 million to Assist IDPs, U.S. Assistance Totals $17.3 Million

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    Reception: 2014 Student Leaders SUSI exchange group at the residence of Deputy Cultural Affairs officer, U.S Embassy Islamabad

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    U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson meets Afghan, Bangladeshi, and Indian alumni at YES program reunion.


  • United States Continues to Provide Food Assistance to Pakistan’s Displaced Populations

    Islamabad, August 25, 2014 – The United States contributed an additional $6 million to help the government of Pakistan meet the food and nutritional needs of the internally displaced people (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on August 20. 

  • New Non-Immigrant Visa Appointment System

    Islamabad, August 22, 2014 – The Embassy and Consulate General of the United States of America in Islamabad and Karachi, Pakistan will transition to a new appointment and document delivery service for the non-immigrant visa unit as of August 24, 2014. 

  • Statement from the United States Embassy

    Islamabad, August 21, 2014 – The United States Embassy has been carefully monitoring the demonstrations in Islamabad. We continue to urge all sides to refrain from violence, exercise restraint, and respect the rule of law. 

  • Pakistan Independence Day

    On behalf of the President of the United States and the American people, I send best wishes to the people and government of Pakistan as you celebrate your Independence Day on August 14. 

  • U.S. Ambassador Olson Encourages 157 Pakistani Fulbright Participants to Give Back to Pakistan

    U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson congratulated 157 Pakistani graduate students who received awards for Master’s or Doctoral studies at American universities on U.S.-funded Fulbright scholarships. 

  • Clarification for the Record - Visa Cases

    We have seen reports in the media recently of visa applications and cases pending with the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. Visa cases are strictly confidential and treated as such by U.S. officials. We do not discuss ongoing cases or share details of them, and suggestions to the contrary are false. The dissemination of information on U.S. visa processing by non-U.S. officials is unhelpful, frequently misleading, and often inaccurate. 

Latest Videos from the Embassy

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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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    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Advisory Concerning Ongoing Violent Protests and Continued Unrest - (September 1, 2014) >> Read More

    Security Message - Consular Section Closed to Public - Aug 21 >> Read More

    Security Message - Consular Section Closed to Public - Aug 20 >> Read More

    Consular Section Closure - Aug 15 - 18 >> Read More

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Advisory Concerning Upcoming Demonstrations (August 8, 2014) >> Read More

    Message for U.S. Citizens: New Airport Departure Tax (July 7, 2014) >> Read More

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Alert of Possible Upcoming Demonstrations (June 18, 2014) >> Read More

    Emergency/Security Messages


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    Amin ao Mina (Pashto)

    Sarmad Ghafoor's latest Pashto song "Aman ao Mina" (Peace and Love)

     - Featuring U.S. jazz singer Phillip Nelson Assis.

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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    Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens