At roughly 180 million people, Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world, and is geopolitically important as a point of connection between Asia and the Middle East. Neighboring Afghanistan, Pakistan has drawn attention for its role in effectuating peace in the region overall as a country that will determine the outcome in the war against terrorism, and the international community increasingly place importance on its stable development.
JICA has been providing assistance in three focus areas: 1) ensuring human security and human development, 2) improving the economic base, and 3) stable, balanced development such as in Pakistan -Afghanistan border areas. By flexibly applying its various schemes (grant aid, Japanese ODA loans and technical cooperation), JICA is strengthening polio eradication and immunization measures, and providing water and sewer infrastructure and institutional arrangements to respond to rapid urbanization. JICA is also providing assistance for building power transmission and road networks primarily through ODA loans, and strengthening domestic industries through technical cooperation. Other assistance JICA is providing includes technical assistance for disaster preparedness at the national level, utilizing Japan's expertise that comes from being affected often by natural disasters.
|December 20, 2018||The Promotion Seminar for the Scholarships for Government Officers under the Japanese Grant Aid Held of "The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)"|
|December 13, 2018||JICA's role as a development partner of Pakistan highlighted|
|December 10, 2018||The 14th JICA President Award Goes To Engineer Syed Zahid Aziz, Managing Director, WASA Lahore|
|December 4, 2018||Japan-Pakistan academic ties strengthened under bilateral technical cooperation|
|November 28, 2018||Japan provides 510 million Yen to assist Pakistan’s efforts for Polio Eradication|
|October 1, 2018||JICA Experts, Back in Japan, Are Granted an Audience with Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino, Princess Mako and Princess Kako|
|September 3, 2018||Signing of Grant Agreement with Pakistan: Supporting stronger weather forecasting and warning capabilities for natural disasters with the installation of a meteorological radar system|
|March 28, 2018||Signing of Grant Agreement with Pakistan: Contributing to a higher level of safety at major international airports by providing airport security equipment|