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American Embassy Pakistan Announces the Arrival 
of Ambassador David Hale
Ambassador David Hale arrived today, November 18, 2015, in Islamabad. He will present his credentials to President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain at the earliest opportunity. After presenting his credentials, he will begin working with his Pakistani counterparts and the Pakistani people to strengthen American-Pakistani relations, increase trade between the two countries, further enhance our security partnership, and advance the broad agenda laid out by President Obama and Prime Minister Sharif when they met in Washington on October 22, 2015.
David Hale is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Career Minister. He served as Ambassador to the Lebanese Republic from 2013 to 2015. Previously, he was the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace (2011-2013), Deputy Special Envoy for Middle East Peace (2009-11), and American Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2005-8). He has also served in Tunisia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, and multiple tours in Lebanon and Jordan. In Washington, Hale was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israel, Egypt and the Levant, Director for Israel and Palestinian Affairs, and Executive Assistant to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
In 2013 Secretary Clinton presented Hale with the Distinguished Service Award. He speaks Arabic. Hale is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and was born in the U.S. state of New Jersey.
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Ramadan Mubarak!
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The overuse of wood and charcoal leads to widespread deforestation, and smoke inhalation can lead to health problems. Cooking with fuel-efficient cookstoves rather than open flames can help reduce these health and environmental issues. What steps are you taking to help the environment? http://goo.gl/9Svt2I 

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Have you considered studying abroad? What are some of the benefits? http://goo.gl/OASrYU 

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Listen tonight to Tea Time with U.S. on Power 99 FM from 6:00-7:00pm for a show on Islamabad’s Music Mela extravaganza! The Mela brought together Pakistani musicians from across the country to share their artistry, as well as learn about the business side of the music industry. Hear from U.S. Embassy Islamabad’s Counselor for Public Affairs Angela Aggeler, concert organizers and musicians Arieb Azhar and Zeeja Fazli,  American music festival South by Southwest organizer Todd Puckhaber, and Coke Studio producer Rohail. Todd participated to learn more about the Pakistani music scene and to consider these artists for possible inclusion in the South by Southwest music festival. 
You are encouraged to call in and ask questions of our guests by phoning (051) 111 00 9999 or Listen Live here: http://www.power99.com.pk/
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How you celebrated Mother's day? Our thoughts are with the brave mothers in Nigeria. #BringBackOurGirls
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Today is International Dance Day! 

Fill in the blank: When I want to express myself, I ______
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Freedom of expression is a basic human right. The meaning of this right has historically caused a lot of conversation and debate in the United States. Why is freedom of expression so important? http://goo.gl/UzblL
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Some people are calling Oscar-winning "Titanic" and "Avatar" director James Cameron’s new series, Years of Living Dangerously, “the most important climate change multimedia communication endeavor in history” - http://goo.gl/xPBRec

What role can media play in encouraging people to #ActOnClimate?

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Young women from 6 countries are in the US for basketball exchange. What can women and girls achieve by participating in sport? http://goo.gl/A12n4p 
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