November, 2021


U.S. Embassy Islamabad Launches Next Set of Popular English Classes for 4,000 Students

 Islamabad: In celebration of International Education Week, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad’s Regional English Language Office is pleased to announce the next set of classes for the English Access Microscholarship Program and the English for Workforce Development Program in Pakistan. The English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) is a global program that provides foundational English language skills to bright, economically disadvantaged students.  Access programs help participants develop English skills that improve professional and educational prospects.  Participants are also competitive for and often participate in future exchanges and study programs in the UnitedRead More

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani At a Signing Ceremony and Joint Press Availability For the U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue

Washington DC.    Thank you.  It is a great pleasure to welcome my friend, the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Al-Thani, here to Washington, and all members of the Qatari delegation.  We’re opening the fourth Qatar-U.S. Strategic Dialogue, and great appreciation to all of our colleagues for the work that’s already gone into this, and the work that is going to go into this in the hours ahead. I think if you look, Mohammed, at the diversity of issues that we’ll cover, it reflects a powerful reality, which isRead More

President Biden faces major backlash over highest US inflation rates in 30 years

WASHINGTON DC A wave of social media criticism has followed a shock 6.2 per cent leap in US inflation levels last month with President Joe Biden’s economic policies now facing tough challenge  On his part, Biden acknowledged that shoppers were paying too much for everyday goods, vowing to tackle inflation “head on” after government data showed it had reached a 30-year peak last month. The sharp spike in the consumer price index (CPI) reported by the Labour Department surprised economists and the White House alike, and came as Biden headedRead More

Over 96,000 Kashmiris killed, 11,250 women raped since 1989: FM tells OIC delegation

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Thursday said that Indian Occupation forces had killed over 96,000 Kashmiris and raped over 11,250 women and girls since 1989. “Since 1989, the Indian occupation forces have killed more than 96,000 Kashmiris, widowed around 23,000 women, and raped over 11250 women and girls,” the foreign minister said in a meeting with OIC’s Special Envoy for Jammu and Kashmir Yousef Aldoubeay here. The Assistant Secretary General (ASG) for Humanitarian Affairs, Tarig Bakhit and other senior members of the delegation were also present on the occasion.Read More