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For Immediate Release
July 27, 2004

American Assistance Helps Provide Opportunities for Pakistanis
Fact of the Day

American assistance to help improve the lives of Pakistanis will reach $300 million for the period of 2002 to 2006. Improvements to primary and secondary education, modernization of health care -- especially for women and children -- and helping small and medium Pakistani businesses compete in the international market are some areas in which Pakistanis and Americans are working together. This year alone, 130 schools are being refurbished, a program to reduce maternal and infant mortality is being launched, and scholarships are being given to top students who could not otherwise afford to go to Pakistani universities. The United States and Pakistan are working together to improve Pakistan's quality of life and provide new opportunities for its people.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of State

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