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Information Resource Center

The U.S. Embassy’s Information Resource Center (IRC) in Islamabad is a specialized reference and research facility. Our goal is to provide accurate and authoritative information on American policy, history, government, society and values.

The IRC exemplifies the U.S. commitment to free access to information, a core characteristic of a democracy.  The IRC aims to assist the Pakistani public in understanding the United States and its policies.

The IRC has resources and provides information on the following subjects:

  • American Government
  • American History
  • American Life
  • American Literature
  • Arts
  • Democracy and Human Rights
  • Economy
  • Education  
  • Energy and Environment
  • English Language
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Management
  • Media
  • Peace and Security
  • Religion
  • Science and Technology
  • Sports

The IRC is staffed by bilingual reference specialists who have access to state-of-the-art information technologies to serve the information needs of its clients.