U.S. Department of State and Pakistan Embassy in Washington Work Together to Promote Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 5, 2013

Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Dan Feldman and Pakistani Chargé d’Affaires to the United States Dr. Asad M. Khan today welcomed entrepreneurs from the National Information Communications & Technology Research & Development Fund Entrepreneurial Delegation. A program entitled “Impact Through Entrepreneurship – Partnerships for Pakistan” was held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington.

The event was organized by the Department of State in partnership with the Embassy of Pakistan, MIT Enterprise Forum of Pakistan, and the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative, a partnership led by the Department of State and CRDF Global. The program featured a panel discussion on growth strategies with leading American entrepreneurs, after which the Pakistani entrepreneurs pitched their ventures to investors in the audience.

The United States and Pakistan share a commitment to bolstering entrepreneurship and providing economic opportunities for the people of Pakistan and will continue to work together to promote this critical issue.

PRN: 2013/0691