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USAID freezes funding to 400 schools

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing financial and technical assistance to various sectors in Pakistan with special focus on agriculture, energy and women empowerment. This was stated by USAID

US CG reaches flood-hit areas with a bag of goods

US Consul General in Karachi visited the flood-affected areas of Tando Allahyar on Wednesday and distributed shelter kits and non-food items for the families displaced by flooding. The USAID, through the International

USAID organises training session for IESCO staff

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Monday started a training session for twenty female employees working in the engineering, customer service, commercial, and revenue departments at Islamabad Electric Supply

USAID organises training for women entrepreneurs

In partnership with Kashf Foundation, a leading microfinance institution in Pakistan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Entrepreneurs Project has successfully provided ‘Basic Financial Literacy Training’ to more

USAID scholarships awarded

ISLAMABAD – Pre-Service Teacher Education Programme (Pre-STEP) funded by the USAID awarded 410 scholarships to talented Pakistani students training as elementary school teachers (EST) while completing the two-year Associate Degree in Education (ADE) and four-year BEd (Hons) Elementary programmes, at ceremonies organised in all the four provinces.
Scholarships were awarded to the students of 12 universities and colleges including Karakoram International University, Government

USAID head diverts his visit from Pakistan to India

ISLAMABAD – Head of USAID surprised Pakistan by diverting his scheduled visit to India, well-placed sources told Online on Sunday. According to the sources, chief of parties or commonly known as head of the projects being funded or initiated by the USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah was scheduled to visit Pakistan. But he diverted his visit to India, the sources added.
Last time he visited Pakistan in August 2010 for a review of projects due by then, however, unprecedented floods

USAID holds 1st National Strategic planning workshop

LAHORE – The USAID funded Pre-STEP program sponsored a Strategic Planning workshop, which concluded at Pearl Continental Hotel on Wednesday. The workshop was the first in a series of other related activities planned for the year. It intends to introduce Strategic Planning as a tool to improve quality of teacher education in 15 Pre-STEP partner public universities under its Pre-Service Teacher Education Program.
A group of 50 professionals comprising Deans of Faculty of

USAID issues 1st tranche for Gomal Zam Dam

LAHORE – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has released the first tranche of $20 million to the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) for the Gomal Zam Dam Project. The USAID had signed an agreement with WAPDA last month for providing $40 million to help complete the Gomal Zam Dam Project.
Had this financial assistance not been provided, construction work on the project would have virtually ground to a halt due to lack of funding

KPCCI, USAID look for industrial development in KP

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KPCCI) and USAID have drafted a vision document for developing a well diversified industrial and manufacturing base in KP. This base would not only be export oriented but it would also help domestic consumers and create employment opportunities.
The vision document was prepared after a detailed discussion among officials of USAID, provincial government and business community of the province at KPCCI on Wednesday.

USAID providing over $142m for FATA rehab

PESHAWAR: Insurgency-hit areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are being rehabilitated and reconstructed as the law and order situation becomes relatively conducive.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed over $142 million to this effort.
“We want to build bridges to decrease Federally Administrative Tribal Areas’ (FATA) isolation,” USAID Regional Director ED Burglar said while discussing USAID’s involvement in KP with reporters. Provincial