USAID, Pakistan's Punjab Province Partner for Development

    The provincial government of Punjab in Pakistan and the U.S. Agency for International Development have agreed to collaborate in implementing energy, health and education programs for the province as the U.S. aid agency announced its plan to establish an office in the Punjab capital city of Lahore. Pakistan’s Daily Times reports that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and USAID Pakistan country director Robert J. Wilson agreed on the cooperation during a meeting in Lahore Feb. 23.

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      Tarra Quismundo

      Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.