Update on Central Asia Institute Programs in Pakistan

November 13, 2019

Dear Friend,

As you may recall, I wrote to you in April regarding new requirements imposed by the Pakistan government on international non-profit organizations. Under the new rules, Central Asia Institute and numerous other INGOs were required to re-register, a process that reportedly can take some time.

I’m happy to inform you that Central Asia Institute has partnered with two other non-profit organizations that are registered with the government. While CAI is still pursuing registration under the government’s new rules, this new partnership will allow us to resume our support for education in the remote and marginalized communities of Pakistan that CAI has long served using new implementing partners.

As always, we are extremely grateful for your generous support and for standing with us despite these hurdles.

You can also rest assured that the important work being done in Afghanistan and Tajikistan to promote education and livelihood skills, especially for girls and women, continues.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at boardofdirectors@centralasiainstitute.org.

Sincerely,

Ambassador (ret.) Asif Chaudhry
Chair of the Board of Directors
Central Asia Institute