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USAID and Ministry of Finance Renew Ongoing Cooperation for Development in Pakistan

Islamabad, June 20, 2017 (PPI-OT):The United States is providing an additional 19 billion Pakistani Rupees to create economic opportunities and pursue economic and political reforms that promote prosperity in Pakistan. The additional funds will be obligated for development in Pakistan through an amendment to the Pakistan Enhanced Partnership Agreement signed recently by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Finance.

The USAID programs to be supported through this agreement were developed in consultation with the Pakistani government and support the Government of Pakistan’s Vision 2025, which sets forth a roadmap for a prosperous Pakistan. The agreement reaffirms the U.S. Government’s commitment to continue its engagement with Pakistan through bilateral cooperation and robust civilian and security assistance. The additional funding will enable the U.S. and Pakistan to work jointly on issues that are important to both countries: energy, economic growth, stability, governance, education, and health.

Between 2005 and 2016, the United States, through USAID, has provided nearly 840 billion Pakistani Rupees of development funds to Pakistan, making the country one of America’s largest recipients of foreign assistance. For more information on USAID programs in Pakistan, please visit the following web site: www.usaid.gov/pakistan

For more information, contact:
Spokesman
Information Office Public Affairs Section
Embassy of the United States of America
U.S. Embassy, Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2082911, +92-51-2081136
Cell: +92-300-5012640
Fax: +92-51-2278607
Email: webmasterisb@state.gov

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2017 China International Aquatic Products Exposition Draws Purchasers from across the World

ZHANJIANG, China, June 20, 2017 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– The 2017 China International Aquatic Products Exposition (CIAPE 2017) & China Seafood Procurement Fair opened on June 18 at Zhanjiang International Convention and Exhibition Center. With the mission to “connect the Chinese aquaculture industry with the world and let the whole world benefit from its boom,” the CIAPE 2017 […]

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Turkey to deliver aid to Gaza before Eid festival

Ankara, (IINA) - Turkey will deliver 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza just before the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement Monday."Turkey with its people and institutions will continue to support the...

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Student of DHA brings laurels for the institution in International Letter Writing Competition

Karachi, June 19, 2017 (PPI-OT): Anum Tahir Hashmi, a brilliant and talented student of Defence Authority Model High School Phase-IV brought laurels and honours for the institution by winning the 46th International Letter Writing Competition for Young People 2017 organized by Pakistan Post. The letter of the talented student on the topic “Imagine you are an advisor to the new UN Secretary General; which world issue would you help him tackle first, and how would you advise him to solve it” was adjudged the best amongst the letters of 1,355 young students (below the age of 15) from different schools of all over the country.

Anum Tahir Hashmi, a student of 7th class imaginatively articulated her views in the letter showcasing her brilliant intellect, enlightened vision and power of writing. She would be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- along with Postage Stamps Albums and Certificate of Merit in a ceremony to be held on the eve of World Post Day 2017 on 9th October, 2017. She has also been selected to participate in International Bureau of Universal Postal Union Berne, Switzerland letter writing competition. This is indeed a matter of great pride and honour for the student, school and DHA.

Administrator DHA Brig Shahid Hassan Ali congratulated the talented young student and the Principal of DA Model High School Phase-IV on the superb feat of student. He said that the promising student and her teachers deserve full commendation on this outstanding achievement. Administrator said that he expected all the DHA Educational Institutions to outshine in the field of academic and intellectual progression and produce talented, confident and enlightened students who can serve the society as a useful citizen.

For more information, contact:
Public Relations Officer
Pakistan Defence Officers Housing Authority
2-B, East Street, Phase-I, Karachi-75500, Pakistan
UAN: +92-21-111-589-589
Tel: +92-21-35886401-5
Fax: +92-21-35886406
Email: dha@dhakarachi.org, info@dhakarachi.org
Website: www.dhakarachi.org

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FEDERAL GOVT TO PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR WELFARE OF MASSES OF KP: MURTAZA

Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi says federal government will provide resources for welfare of people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.Addressing a ceremony in connection with Prime Minister's National Health Programme in Abbotabad on Monday,...

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Proud moment – Marriyum congratulates nation, cricket team over historic victory against India in Champions Trophy final

Minister of State for Information,

Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday congratulated the nation and the national cricket team over historic

victory in final of ICC Champions Trophy final against arch rivals

India.

In her congratulatory message, the minister said that such a

comprehensive victory was the result of excellent team work in which the batsmen, bowlers and fielders contributed to the best of their

abilities. The victory was manifestation of the fact that green shirts

could beat the best teams of the world. She said that the cricket team by winning the prestigious Champions Trophy had given the Eid gift to the nation in advance.

Congratulating the team she said, The Green Shirts rose to the hopes

of millions around the world and the message is resounding, there is no equal.. congratulations PAKISTAN , Sarfraz and the boys � well done Team Pakistan Historic Win.

The minister said that the team, which did not get an ideal start in

the tournament, worked very hard under the leadership of newly appointed captain Sarfraz Ahmed and turned the tables on India by trouncing them with such a big margin. She said that the credit for the victory went to the team as well as the management. The entire nation was praying for their victory, she added.

The MOS said that sports and cultural activities were a source of

strength for any nation as they promoted healthy and positive thinking

that leads to peace and tranquility in a society. Therefore, it was imperative to invest heavily in promoting sports, particularly cricket

which was a passion for every Pakistani. The team won mainly due to the performance of young cricketers which underlines the need for continuous efforts to hunt for fresh talent.

Meanwhile, in a tweet she said, Green shirts have risen to the hopes

of millions around the world. Message is resounding there is no equal. Congrats to entire nation, Sarfraz and boys.

Later on talking to PTV, she said that today we witnessed a rare sense

of unity and solidarity among the nation and the historic win against India had further cemented that spirit. She said that the same spirit and unity was needed to surmount the challenges that the country was confronted with.

Marriyum said that winning the champion Trophy was indeed a matter of great pride for all Pakistanis living across the globe as it was a result

of the strenuous efforts and sheer hard work by the whole team,she said. PSLhelped produce new talent which has played a remarkable role in winning the trophy,she added.

She said that PM Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had a vision to make Pakistan a peaceful ,prosperous and respectable State and under his dynamic leadership the country was witnessing progress and advancement in all spheres of the national life.

Source: Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage.

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