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Renovated Lincoln Corner at FJWU

ISLAMABAD: Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, US diplomatic post here, Raymond Castillo and Vice Chancellor Dr. Saima Hamid joined faculty and students to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated and expanded Susan B. Anthony Reading Room, a Lincoln Corner at Fatima Jinnah Women University in Rawalpindi. 

USA Lincoln Corner Rawalpindi 1USA2 okRaymond Castillo and Dr. Hamid also signed a new MoU for managing the Lincoln Corner. 


Established in 2008, the Lincoln Corner at Fatima Jinnah Women University is one of the first in Pakistan.

In his remarks, Raymond Castillo said: “The Susan B. Anthony Reading Room is an exceptional resource for young female leaders seeking to build their networks, hone their cross-cultural skills, and deepen their relationship with the United States and the American people. 

“Lincoln Corners connect Pakistani youth and emerging leaders to the United States through educational programs and collections of resources related to American culture, history, and international relations.”

As 75 years of Pak-US relations is being celebrated, the Lincoln Corners in Pakistan contribute to growing people-to-people ties, bringing Pakistanis and Americans together, and providing access to educational resources and information.

USA Lincoln Corner Rawalpindi 4The state-of-the-art Lincoln Corner at Fatima Jinnah Women University, located in the campus administration building, includes a Maker Space with a 3-D printer and virtual reality headsets, a comprehensive collection of books, periodicals, and digital information resources, and an Americana-themed public events space. 

USA Lincoln Corner Rawalpindi 3USA Lincoln Corner RawalpindiThe expansion more than quadruples the size of the space and provides increased access to technology, magazines, scholarly databases, and books for students and researchers.


The Susan B. Anthony Reading Room is part of a network of 19 American Spaces across Pakistan and more than 600 across the world.  In Pakistan, these Spaces are partnerships between the US Mission to Pakistan and eminent Pakistani institutes of education and culture.  Lincoln Corners are event spaces and resource centers that connect young leaders with the United States.  Online and in-person programs are free and open to the public, a tangible symbol of the strength and breadth of Pak-US relations. | YouTube Channel

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.