US Reaffirms commitment to boost coop in Pakistan
“The history of the United States’ work with Pakistan to support its development efforts began with Pakistan’s very creation in 1947,” remarked Ted Gehr during the opening of the exhibition. “The U.S. Government’s work is ultimately about helping the people of Pakistan achieve a brighter future. The United States supports Pakistan’s efforts to ensure that the fruits of development assistance benefit everyone, thereby creating lasting peace and stability in Pakistan.”
For more than six decades, the U.S. Government has helped Pakistan develop its economy by supporting the development of its water, power, transportation, and communications infrastructure and by facilitating 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 food needs. The United States also funded the construction of several major power plants and dams, such as Tarbela and Mangla. United States-sponsored health programs also helped eradicate malaria in the country. To this day, the United States continues to support Pakistan with extensive programs in the education, health care, economic growth, stabilization, and energy sectors. The exhibition showcases a retrospective multi-media display from all U.S.-funded development initiatives in the past 50 plus years.