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United States Ambassador Announces 15 million Rs. Project to Restore Karachi’s historic Nusserwanjee Building

General, Official News
Karachi, February 20, 2020 (PPI-OT):Karachi’s historic Nusserwanjee Building is set to get a new lease on life through a grant of 15 million Rupees (USD 100,000) from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). U.S. Ambassador Paul Jones announced the rehabilitation project at a ceremony held at the Indus Valley School of Arts (IVS) which will collaborate with the non-profit Sindh Exploration and Adventure Society (SEAS) to restore the site.   “Together IVS, SEAS, and the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation will demonstrate that preservation of cultural sites goes beyond stones and mortar. It is an investment in building a stronger, more prosperous Pakistan. Preservation work strengthens communities, builds a sense of belonging, contributes to economic deve...

United States Ambassador Paul Jones visits Roshan Pakistan Academy

General, Official News
Karachi, February 19, 2020 (PPI-OT):U.S. Ambassador Paul Jones paid a surprise visit to the more than 200 primary school students attending Roshan Pakistan Academy in Karachi. Accompanied by U.S. Consul General Rob Silberstein, the U.S. delegation toured the school grounds, interacted with students, and learned about the school’s community-based education model.   Speaking with Humaira Bachal, the school’s founder and 2013 alumna of the U.S.-funded Emerging Leaders of Pakistan exchange program, and Muhammed Ilyas, the Academy’s director, Ambassador Jones said, “The talented and motivated young people here at Roshan Pakistan Academy illustrate the tremendous resource that is Pakistan’s youth. We believe education is the driver of prosperity and development. That is why the United State...

United States Universities engage thousands of Pakistani students as interest in U.S. Higher Education Rises

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Karachi, February 11, 2020 (PPI-OT):Amid rising Pakistani interest in U.S. higher education, representatives from 13 U.S. universities met thousands of Pakistani students during visits to schools, universities, and college fairs in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi as part of EducationUSA’s 16th South Asia Tour. Representatives of top universities from around the United States shared valuable information about their institutions’ academic programs, campus life, financial aid options, and application procedures.   As noted in the Institute of International Education’s 2019 Open Doors report, Pakistan is among the world’s fastest growing emerging market places of origin for students in the United States. The thousands of academic programs, world-class institutions, and unmatched flexibilit...

80 Students Graduate from United States-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water

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Karachi, February 04, 2020 (PPI-OT): Future Pakistani engineers and technicians in water science received their degrees today during the graduation ceremony at the Center for Advanced Studies in Water, thanks to a program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).   USAID Mission Director Julie Koenen joined Minister for Mines and Mineral Development Mir Shabir Ali Bijarani in handing out degrees and medals to the graduating class at the convocation ceremony at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) in Jamshoro. These 80 Master’s and PhD graduates are among the students who also participated in exchange visits at the University of Utah in the United States under the program funded by USAID.   “We believe Pakistan needs its youth and ...

United States and Sindh Government Partner to Improve Wastewater Management in Jacobabad

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Karachi, February 03, 2020 (PPI-OT): Residents of Jacobabad will enjoy clean water supply and wastewater management systems, thanks to United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Sindh Municipal Services Program (MSP). USAID Mission Director Julie Koenen and Chairman of the Sindh Planning and Development Board, Muhammad Waseem signed the implementation letter for the upgrade and rehabilitation of the wastewater system in Jacobabad under the $40 million program.   The Sindh Municipal Services Program will provide more than 300,000 residents of the city of Jacobabad with clean drinking water, along with support on water governance and better solid waste management and sanitation facilities. Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Acting Consul General Jack Hillmeyer...

United States and the Sindh Government Open another State-of-the-Art School in Karachi

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Karachi, February 03, 2020 (PPI-OT): Local students in Karachi will have a new school for their education this year thanks to an on-going partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Sindh government. On Monday, USAID Mission Director Julie Koenen and Sindh Minister for Labour, Information and Archives, Saeed Ghani inaugurated the Yousuf Goth School in Gadap Town, Karachi. Starting in April, approximately 600 local students will study at this school and benefit from the modern classrooms and facilities.   “The partnership between the U.S. Government and Sindh has already resulted in improved quality of education in the province’s public schools,” Mission Director Koenen said. “The children in Sindh, who receive free education in state-of-t...