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US helping Pakistan face water challenges: diplomat

By Our Staff Correspondent 2017-01-21
HYDERABAD: US Consul General at Karachi Grace W. Shelton has said that the US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Water is producing next-generation leaders, who will look after the sustainability issues and challenges faced by Pakistan in the water sector.

She said this while interacting with the students and faculty of the centre, who have recently returned from the United States after attending one semester at the University of Utah.

The interaction session was held at the centre here on Friday during which exchange students and faculty shared their views and experiences.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) senior policy adviser Dr Randy Hatfield and other US consulate and USAID officials also attended the session. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET) Vice Chancellor Dr Mohammad Aslam Ugaili, welcoming the guests, described the centre as a state-of-the-art applied research institution established with the support of USAID. He appreciated the centre for encouraging and empowering women scientists and researchers as well to actively participate in applied research activities in order to help solve Pakistan`s water issues.