Multan Photo Exhibition captures 50 years of United States-Pakistan Cooperation

Multan Photo Exhibition captures 50 years of United States-Pakistan Cooperation


Islamabad, February 22, 2013 (PPI-OT): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Program Specialist Habib-ur-Rehman inaugurated a photo exhibition in Multan today to celebrate more than five decades of cooperation between the United States and Pakistan. With vivid photos and colorful stories, this exhibition shows the many ways the U.S.-Pakistan relationship has expanded over fifty years, with Pakistanis and Americans working together in the fields of energy, education, economic growth, community development, and health. The exhibition at the Multan Arts Council is open to the public, free of charge, and runs through February 28, 2013.

“Since the birth of Pakistan, the United States has been a committed partner of the nation,” remarked Habib-ur-Rehman during the opening of the exhibition. “This photo exhibit brings to life fifty years of Pakistanis and Americans working together to achieve a brighter future for the people of Pakistan in the fields of energy, education, economic growth, community development and health.”

The legacy of development assistance in Pakistan is actually older than USAID itself. One of the most lasting impacts of the United States’ support was through the establishment of Pakistan’s university system. U.S.-supported universities include IBA, LUMS, Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Center, and many others.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the United States facilitated the Green Revolution in Pakistan, enabling the country to meet its immediate food needs and foster a thriving agricultural sector that employs 45 percent of all Pakistanis today.

To help power farms and businesses and drive overall economic growth, in the 1970s the United States funded construction of several major power plants and dams, such as the Tarbela and Mangla dams and the Guddu, Jamshoro, and Muzafaragarh power plants. Health programs sponsored by the U.S. have helped eradicate malaria in the country.

To this day, the United States continues to support Pakistan with extensive programs in the energy, economic growth, stabilization, education, and health care sectors. The exhibition showcases a retrospective multi-media display from all U.S.-funded development initiatives over the last 50 years.

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



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