ISLAMABAD, Dec 2 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 02nd Dec, 2016 ) : Approximately 250 Pakistani alumni of the Fulbright Program and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program gathered at the Higher Education Commission here for a conference to review Pakistan's development in fields ranging from higher education to law to health. American Ambassador David Hale congratulated the alumni on their accomplishments and urged them to continue applying the skills and connections they developed in the United States to their professional and personal pursuits in Pakistan.
Ambassador Hale also thanked the HEC and its Chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed for their contributions to the Fulbright Program. "The people of Pakistan and America share a fundamental desire for stability, peace and regional and global economic development. We are able to achieve these goals through education," Ambassador Hale Through the Fulbright Program said. Pakistani students pursue master's and doctoral degrees in the United States through the Humphrey Program, mid-career professionals pursue up to one year of non-degree graduate-level study in the United States.
The US, Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) administers both programs on behalf of the US government. "The merit-based Pakistan Fulbright program gives people with the greatest potential in academic disciplines the opportunity to gain much needed knowledge in rigorous degree programs essential to sustainable development and progress." USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar said, "this is why the overarching theme of this year's conference is "Agents of Change." The conference showcases the commitment of returning alumni to share innovative solutions in a variety of fields. USEFP proud to be part of who have the skill sets and commitment to be leaders for growth and progress in Pakistan.