| Updated at: 1440 PST, Saturday, October 02, 2010|
LAHORE: US Aid will give $148 million to boost education in five backward districts in South Punjab, Geo News reported Saturday.
An agreement in this regard has been reached between the Punjab government and United States for provision of educational facilities in the flood-ravaged areas of south Punjab.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and US ambassador to Pakistan Anne W. Patterson witnessed the pact signing ceremony held here on Saturday.
The Education Secretary told newsmen, “More than 1.4 million students of 7,818 schools will benefit from this pact.”
Speaking on this occasion, Patterson said that reports of mounting differences between Pakistan and the United States were baseless. She said that the US would continue to provide aid for the flood-hit areas of Pakistan.
However, the US envoy did not comment on NATO strikes that killed three Pakistani soldiers.
On this occasion, Consul General Carmela Conroy and provincial ministers were also present.