Language barriers: US mission launches Urdu websites
KARACHI: The United States mission’s Urdu language websites were launched by US ambassador to Pakistan, Richard Olson, during his visit to Karachi on Tuesday.
“We now have comprehensive Urdu-language web sites at the embassy in Islamabad as well as our three consulates in Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi,” said Ambassador Olson.
Recognising the importance of providing information to Pakistanis in their national language, Olson was of the view that the websites will engage more Pakistanis. “Today, Urdu speakers all over Pakistan will be able to learn more about a range of US government services and programmes,” he said. “This will be of special interest for those applying for visas or grants and exchanges, and for [those] who would like to be up to date on the latest US Mission Pakistan announcements.”
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The Urdu-language websites will provide Pakistanis with contact information and links to major US government agencies and partner organisations, including the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Education Foundation Pakistan (USEFP) .