US to give $7m to ease Covid effects in Pakistan

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The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will contribute $7 million to the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) ongoing project to address the secondary effects of Covid-19 in Pakistan.

In this regard, USAID Mission Director Julie Koenen and ADB Country Director Yong Ye attended a signing ceremony in Islamabad on Thursday.

ADB will use USAID’s $7m contribution to provide cash grants to Pakistani families in need of financial assistance due to the pandemic, a US embassy press release said.

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