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04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

04 Nov 2015 description

November 4, 2015 - Peshawar

The United States government announced it will provide $30 million to support the return of displaced families to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funds will support school reconstruction, provide job training, improve farming techniques, and distribute food stipends. Three United Nations agencies will implement the programs.

15 Oct 2015 description
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Executive Summary

On October 14, 2015, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2014 International Religious Freedom Report to the United States Congress. Now in its 17th year, this congressionally-mandated Report comprises almost 200 distinct reports on countries and territories worldwide and continues to reflect the United States’ commitment to, and advancement of, the right of every person to freedom of religion or belief. The Report is available at www.State.gov and www.HumanRights.gov.

Key Developments

02 Oct 2015 description

October 2, 2015 - Islamabad

In response to the July 2015 flash floods in the Chitral district, the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $326,000 this year to help repair the area's drinking water infrastructure and agricultural economy.

06 Aug 2015 description

Dan Feldman
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC
August 5, 2015

19 Jun 2015 description

Major trends in global terrorism in 2014 included the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL’s ) unprecedented seizure of territory in Iraq and Syria, the continued flow of foreign terrorist fighters worldwide to join ISI, and the rise of lone offender violent extremists in the West. Despite the fragmentation of al - Qa’ida and its affiliates , weak or failed governance continued to provide an enabling environment for the emergence of extremist radicalism and violence, notably in Yemen, Syria, Libya, Nigeria, and Iraq.

27 Feb 2014 description
Secretary's Preface


21 Feb 2014 description

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.

07 Feb 2014 description

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.

21 Jan 2014 description

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.

19 Apr 2013 description
Introduction to the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Fact Sheet


April 19, 2013

14 Mar 2013 description

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


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.”

13 Feb 2013 description

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).

26 Nov 2012 description

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


Islamabad, November 21, 2012

19 Sep 2012 description

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

19 Sep 2012 description

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

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.

24 May 2012 description
Introduction to the 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Fact Sheet

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

May 24, 2012

18 Apr 2012 description

Islamabad, April 16, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact Mark Stroh, Spokesperson

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.

12 Apr 2012 description

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

April 12, 2012