Lahore - Acting Punjab US Consul General and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Provincial Mission Director Theodore Gehr inaugurated a photo exhibition on Friday, celebrating more than five decades of cooperation between the United States and Pakistan.
The exhibition highlights US efforts in supporting a prosperous future for the people of Pakistan through development cooperation. The exhibition at the Alhamra Arts Gallery runs through June 30th.
“The history of the United States’ work with Pakistan to support its development efforts began with Pakistan’s very creation in 1947,” remarked Ted Gehr during the opening of the exhibition. “The US government’s work is ultimately about helping the people of Pakistan achieve a brighter future. The United States supports Pakistan’s efforts to ensure that the fruits of development assistance benefit everyone, thereby creating lasting peace and stability in Pakistan.”
For more than six decades, the US government has helped Pakistan develop its economy by supporting the development of its water, power, transportation, and communications infrastructure and by facilitating the establishment of Pakistan’s university system.
US-supported universities include IBA, LUMS, Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Center, and many others. In the 1960s and 1970s, the United States facilitated the Green Revolution in Pakistan, enabling the country to meet its food needs besides funding the construction of several major power plants and dams, such as Tarbela and Mangla.
The exhibition showcases a retrospective multi-media display from all U.S.-funded development initiatives in the past 50 plus year.