US reaffirms commitment to help Pakistan overcome energy crisis

Energy, economic growth, stabilisation, education and health in Pakistan are priority areas for USAID

Web Desk July 22, 2015
Energy, economic growth, stabilisation, education and health in Pakistan are priority areas for USAID. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN

Acting USAID Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt on Wednesday renewed US commitment towards helping Pakistan in overcoming the energy crisis, Radio Pakistan reported. 

During a meeting with Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs, Lenhardt expressed these views while further discussing the state of economic cooperation as well as USAID assistance projects in Pakistan.

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"Energy, economic growth, stabilisation, education and health are the five priorities of USAID's programme in the country," Lenhardt added.

While appreciating the economic reforms undertaken by the government of Pakistan, he reiterated that US aims to work closely with all stakeholders on the respective projects, hence leading to sustainable development in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Fatemi lauded USAID's efforts and contribution towards socio-economic development in the country.

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Tariq Fatemi expressed deep appreciation for the USAID's contribution to socio-economic development of Pakistan.


Writer | 8 years ago | Reply Seriously you guys need to revolt against your corrupt govt and start a new order of democracy. I mean there is corruption in India but taking aid from a country that kills your brothers with drones giving you money is simply UNACCEPTABLE. OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CRYSIS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN ENERGY CRISIS Innocent people's lives are more imp than money and what is the govt doing with tax payer's money if it cannot do anything for a single strata of the Pakistani society This is a friendly remark not to hurt anybody's feelings but to remind what is more important
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