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United States and Pakistan Launch the Pakistan Reading Project

Islamabad, February 13, 2014 – The United States and Pakistan launched the Pakistan Reading Project today, marking the beginning of a five year, $160 million investment in reading education in Pakistan. Funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the project will improve the reading skills of 3.2 million children across Pakistan, build the capacity of 94,000 primary school teachers, and provide over 6,000 scholarships to train aspiring teachers.

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The United States Launches Pakistan’s Pioneering Mobile Agriculture Project

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a new pilot project to introduce mobile enabled advisory and financial services for peach and potato farmers and fishermen in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

As a result of this project, over 1,700 small and medium sized farms and 15,000 people in Swat will gain access to mobile banking. With information and financing more readily available, farmers can learn practices to increase their crop yields, gain increased access to markets, and conduct efficient and safe financial transactions.

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The United States Reaffirms its Commitment to Improve Healthcare in Pakistan

U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson attended the release of Pakistan's National Institute for Population Studies Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) for 2012-13 at a ceremony at the Serena Hotel in Islamabad. Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, and State Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar were also present.

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2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Fact Sheet

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR

April 19, 2013

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U.S. Provides Grants to Advocates of Water Rights

Contact: U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section (051-208-2911, 051-208-1136)

38/2013

Multan, March 07, 2013 −“USAID is committed to supporting citizens to engage with their government in the development process,” said Mr. Jock Conly, USAID Mission Director, at the conference. He added, “Pakistan has a vibrant civil society and USAID is pleased to provide resources to support advocacy for reform, especially when it comes to the important issue of water.”

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State Department Contributes an Initial $171 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 11, 2013

The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of over $171 million toward the 2013 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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American and Pakistani Scientists Increase Pakistan’s Wheat Productivity

Contact: U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section (051-208-2911, 051-208-1136)

146/2012

Islamabad, November 21, 2012

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American and Pakistani Scientists Work Together to Increase Pakistan’s Wheat Productivity

Islamabad, September 18, 2012
Contact: Rian Harris,
Spokesperson (0308-555-0591)
115/2012

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United States Funds Waran Canal Irrigation System in KP

Islamabad, September 12, 2012
Contact: Rian Harris,
Spokesperson (0308-555-0591)
109/2012

The United States will provide $12 million to fund construction of the Waran Canal System that will supply year-round irrigation to 28,000 acres in Tank Tehsil, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The Waran Canal will expand other U.S.-funded irrigation systems in the area to cover a total of 191,000 acres, enabling thousands of farmers to increase production of agricultural goods.

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2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Fact Sheet

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

May 24, 2012

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U.S., Pakistan Sign $110 Million Agreement to Provide Law Enforcement and Counternarcotics Assistance

Islamabad, April 16, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact Mark Stroh, Spokesperson
0308-555-0591
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U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter and Secretary Waqar Masood, Ministry of Finance Economic Affairs Division, signed a Letter of Agreement between the United States and Pakistan to continue U.S. support for ongoing Border Security, Law Enforcement, Judicial Reform, and Counternarcotics activities with an additional $110 million in support for 2012.

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State Department Contributes an Additional $482.05 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

April 12, 2012

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Budget Hearing for the Department of State and USAID

Testimony

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State

Statement Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Washington, DC

February 29, 2012

May I change out my chair for that chair right there? Thank you. I very much appreciate that. That’s much better.

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State and USAID - FY 2013 Budget

Fact Sheet

Washington, DC

February 13, 2012

The President’s FY 2013 Budget for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) strengthens U.S. national security, advances America’s economic interests, and elevates America’s global leadership through diplomacy and development. It supports U.S. businesses, protects Americans at home and abroad, and stops the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It supports our allies and partners, prevents conflict, promotes democracy, and reflects our core values.

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LiveAtState: Foreign Policy Priorities for 2012

Interview
Jake Sullivan
Director of Policy Planning
Washington, DC
January 24, 2012

MS. JENSEN: Hi. Welcome to LiveAtState, the State Department’s interactive webchat platform for engaging international media. I am delighted to welcome our participants from all over the world. Thank you for joining us today. Today in our studio, we have Jake Sullivan, the director of policy planning here at the State Department, and he’ll be taking your questions on foreign policy priorities for 2012.

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Status of Pakistan Civilian Assistance

Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

Question Taken at the January 18, 2012 Daily Press Briefing

January 20, 2012

Question: Is civilian assistance still going to Pakistan since the November 26 incident?

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United States Donates Bomb Disposal Vans, Motorcycles to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police

Peshawar, December 21, 2011 – The United States donated four Bomb Disposal Vans and 100 motorcycles to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police in a ceremony held today at Police Headquarters, Peshawar. The equipment is being provided under the Police Assistance Program implemented by the U.S. Embassy’s Narcotics Affairs Section.

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U.S.-Sponsored Entrepreneurship Project Helps Revitalize KPK Industry Affected By Flood and Conflict

Islamabad, December 14, 2011 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Entrepreneurs Project, has helped 13,000 conflict and flood-affected plant collectors and bee keepers in Upper Dir and Swat restart their businesses by providing essential tools and training.