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United States announce multi-year Pakistan Private Investment Initiative

Islamabad, September 14, 2012 (PPI-OT): The United States announced today the multi-year Pakistan Private Investment Initiative. Drawing on public-private partnerships, this initiative will spur job growth and economic development by expanding access to capital for Pakistan’s small to medium sized companies.

“Pakistan has a wealth of talented entrepreneurs that desperately need capital to fully realize their potential. This initiative is an example of how the United States can move beyond traditional foreign assistance by playing a constructive role to help these entrepreneurs expand their businesses, provide new jobs to Pakistan’s fast-growing population, and improve lives.” said U.S. Chargé d’affaires in Pakistan Richard E. Hoagland.

Market-oriented, commercial solutions have been a priority for the United States in support of Pakistan’s economic development. The Pakistan Private Investment Initiative will generate investment funds catalyzed by U.S. assistance.

This initiative seeks private or other qualified sources of capital for matching investments and fund management services. The investment funds will make equity investments in promising Pakistani companies under-served by existing sources of capital.

The Pakistan Private Partnership Initiative welcomes proposals from qualified Pakistani, regional, and international fund managers keen on investments in Pakistan by October 12, 2012. Detailed solicitation information is available at: http://transition.usaid.gov/pk/opportunities/contracts.html.

For more information, contact:
Public Affairs Section
Embassy of the United States of America
Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +9251-208 0000
Fax: +9251-227 8607
E-mail: webmasterisb@state.gov

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