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Pakistani Government Leaders to Arrive in Two Towns

A contingent of government leaders from Pakistan are going to spend time watching local government in Hamilton and Wenham.

Three government leaders from Pakistan are coming to Hamilton and Wenham, starting on Tuesday, to watch local government in action and take those lessons back to their home country.

The program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Municipal Association.

They will be here through Oct. 26 and their visit will include experiences with both Hamilton and Wenham town government as well as the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District.

The visitors are part of the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership Program. Other participating communities include Boxford, Chelsea, Grafton, Norwood and Salem.

The program is funded through a grant from the U.S. State Department and MMA and will not cost the town governments or school district any additional money. There are a total of 75 visitors that are part of the project. In Massachusetts, five groups of 15 government officials each are visiting each year - 2011 through 2013.

The goal is to allow government officials from both Pakistan and here in Hamilton and Wenham to develop new professional skills and develop relationships, according to an announcement about the program from the town of Wenham.

All of the visitors will be greeted at a New England-style dinner at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the Wenham Fire Station.

Jim Smith October 16, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Why don't we send all of our Government & Police officials over to Pakistan to learn their governing methods ? I'd be in favor of passing an override to fund this trip, one way !
Jim Smith October 19, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Pakistan had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

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