US Embassy Pakistan: By the Numbers

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4 – total number of US posts (Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar)

4 – number of American Corners in Pakistan

28,000 – number of Pakistani visitors to American Corners in 2009

0 – number of Pakistani visitors to American Corners who met an American

570 – number of approved direct hire positions by end of FY 2009

695 – number of approved direct hire positions by end of FY2011

1,364 – number of approved locally employed staff by end of FY2009

1,552 – number of approved locally employed staff by end of FY2011

12 – number of months for routine tour of duty

11 – number of PD officer positions assigned to US Embassy Islamabad

5 – number of PD officer positions unfilled at US Embassy Islamabad

25 – number of years of experience of one senior PD-cone Foreign Service officer in Islamabad

5 —number of PD officers in Islamabad with less than five years of PD experience

1.5 – million USD, program budget for Public Affairs in Pakistan in 2009

30 – million USD, program budget for Public Affairs in Pakistan in 2010

1.25 – billion USD, total US nonmilitary assistance in FY2009  

700 – number of high-level and congressional visitors in FY2009

100 – number of preparatory meetings for said visitors in FY2009

300 – number of encumbered vehicles for said vistors in FY2009

175 – total number of days in the country for said visitors in FY2009

4,000 – number of temporary duty (TDY) staff during FY2009

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SFRC Hearings: Holbrooke and Crocker on Afghanistan

The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is holding a hearing on Governance and the Civilian Strategy in Afghanistan and has invited S/RAP Richard Holbrooke and former Ambassador Ryan Crocker to the Hill this Wednesday. Prepared testimonies and video of the hearing can be viewed here once they are available (usually on the day of the hearing with live stream video).

Presiding: Senator Kerry
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Time: 02:00 PM
Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Panel I

      The Honorable Richard Holbrooke
      Department of State
      Washington, DC

Panel II

      The Honorable Ryan C. Crocker
      Dean and Executive Professor George Bush School of Government and Public Service
      Texas A&M University
      College Station, TX 


SFRC Hearings: Murray, Storella, Entwistle, Benjaminson; Also Carter, Dougherty, Owen and Wohlers

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This week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is holding hearings on the following ambassadorial nominees for Africa. Prepared testimonies and video of the hearings can be viewed here once they are available (usually on the day of the hearing with live stream video).


Presiding: Senator Dodd
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Time: 02:30 PM
Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

PANEL ONE

  • Christopher W. Murray, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo
  • Mark Charles Storella, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia
  • James Frederick Entwistle, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Eric D. Benjaminson, of Oregon, to be Ambassador to Gabon & to serve concurrently as Ambassador to Sao Tome & Principe

PANEL TWO

  • Phillip Carter III, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Cote-d’Ivoire
  • J. Thomas Dougherty, of Wyoming, to be Ambassador to Burkina Faso
  • Michael S. Owen, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Laurence D. Wohlers, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Central African Republic