For more than 60 years, thousands of Pakistanis have participated in U.S. Government (USG) sponsored exchange programs to enhance people-to-people ties between Pakistan and the United States. Upon their return to Pakistan, many U.S. exchange alumni have made significant contributions to Pakistan's government, business, culture and civil society. The Department of State, USEFP, U.S. Embassy Islamabad, and U.S. Consulates in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are committed to supporting alumni initiatives in Pakistan.
In 2008, U.S. Embassy Islamabad launched the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN), an umbrella association of all U.S. exchange alumni who are committed to making meaningful contributions to Pakistan though community service, conferences, mentoring future generations, and reaching out to inspire and recruit new exchange participants. All current and former Pakistani participants of U.S. federal government-sponsored exchange programs are eligible to become members of PUAN. To register, send an email to PUAN@state.gov. The network is jointly administered by the U.S. Embassy and USEFP and is one of the largest and most active alumni networks in the world, with 12,000 registered members and 11 local chapters. Active alumni chapters are located in: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Bahwalpur, Baluchistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Islamabad-Rawalpindi, Jamshoro, Karachi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Lahore, Multan, and Sukkur. More information about PUAN is available at PakUSAlumniNetwork.com and on Facebook at Facebook.com/pakalumni
In addition to the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network, USEFP also administers the vibrant Pakistan National Association of Fulbright Alumni (Pak-NAFA) and Humphrey Alumni Association of Pakistan (HAAP). Regional alumni chapters of these associations are active and established at Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Jamshoro, Gilgit, Multan, Faisalabad and Quetta. If you are an alumnus of the Fulbright/Humphrey program, please register from the sign-in box below and take part in the alumni activities at both national and regional level.