Information Resource Center
The American Information Resource Center is a part of the Office of Public Affairs of the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, which provides specialized, substantive, and accurate information about the United States to Pakistani government officials, journalists, researchers, academics, NGOs, and others with a professional interest in the United States and American Studies. The American Information Resource Center in Karachi is situated in the U.S. Consulate General. It provides reference and referral services for Pakistanis on U.S. policy and federal legislation. Fields covered include Pakistan - U.S. relations, economics and trade, domestic politics and government, foreign affairs, and defense for Karachi and the whole of Sindh and Balochistan.
The mission of the IRC Karachi is to advance U.S. government policy goals through the development and promotion of effective information and outreach services to Pakistani high-level contacts. These in turn influence policy and public opinion on issues of national security, regional stability, economic prosperity, global economic growth, U.S. exports, law enforcement in terms of control of international crime and illegal drugs, and issues related to democracy and human rights and also the issues of global and mutual understanding. The IRC is a public diplomacy tool under the direction of the Public Affairs Officer of the American Consulate Karachi.
Information Resource Specialist accepts enquiries on (021) 35275170, for texts of speeches by U.S. government officials, current federal legislation, biographical information, and contact details for U.S. organizations. The IRC Karachi is predominantly an electronic library, having access to thousands of scholarly journals and Reference books through the Online databases.
The AIRC Karachi is an electronic library. It is not open to the public. Send your emails to KarachiIRC@state.gov.
Note:Please do not send visa questions to the IRC mailboxes. Visa questions should be directed to:email@example.com