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200 Alumni from GB Reconnect at FongKhar, The Palace on the Rocks

200 Alumni from GB Reconnect at FongKhar, The Palace on the Rocks
By Rimsha Ali Shah Arfa Mohib, Naureen Akhter, and Rubina Bano stood admiring the 300-year-old fort perched on a gigantic old rock.  A few steps ahead, a group of alumni was appreciating the old-age artifacts preserved in the fort, while another cluster posed against the backdrop of the famous Shigar ...
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6th Anniversary of PUAN ISB/RWP Chapter Celebrates Achievements of Alumni

6th Anniversary of PUAN ISB/RWP Chapter Celebrates Achievements of Alumni
By Rimsha Ali Shah Aleenah Masud stood at the back of the hall with a bird’s eye view of the event before her.  She could see the hall filling up, with a lot of new faces, and a lot of old ones.  Since her participation in the Study of the ...
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Alumni Gear Up to Bring their Exchange Experience Home

Alumni Gear Up to Bring their Exchange Experience Home
By Rimsha Ali Shah. Ten months with experiences that last a lifetime – that’s how the latest cohort of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (KL-YES) program summed up their year in the U.S.   Be it Dur-e-Nayab’s cultural exchange with her Tunisian, Mexican, and Lebanese friends, or Nayab Ali’s intensive ...
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Lahore Hosts Over 400 Alumni from Punjab for Sangat 2016

Lahore Hosts Over 400 Alumni from Punjab for Sangat 2016
By Rimsha Ali Shah. “Lahore, Lahore, Ae!” (Lahore is Lahore) sums up the colorful cultural vistas of this historic city.  Lahore, also known as the “Walled City,” holds vestiges from the Mughal Era, including 6 of the original 13 gates, historic mosques, and magnificent forts.  The city’s rich cultural heritage ...
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Sinder Alumni Reunion: Exchange Alumni from Sindh and Gwadar Convene

Sinder Alumni Reunion: Exchange Alumni from Sindh and Gwadar Convene
By Rimsha Ali Shah Decorated with smiles, chatter, and giggles, the Pakistan-American Cultural Center was alive and full of pleasant nostalgia on the evening of April 16, 2016.  Despite the humidity encapsulating Karachi that evening, alumni from across Sindh and Gwadar decided that “the show must go on!”  The Sinder ...
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Connect and Reconnect: KP-FATA Chapter Celebrates 1300 Exchange Alumni

Connect and Reconnect: KP-FATA Chapter Celebrates 1300 Exchange Alumni
By Rimsha Ali Shah Twinkling eyes, hearty hugs, and insatiable enthusiasm aptly characterize the tenor of the annual reunion of the KP – FATA chapter.  Sounds of ‘So glad to see you!’ resonated throughout the hall, but the clicks of the cameras and amused laughter rang loudest in one corner: ...
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Peace and Conflict Resolution: Building bridges of peace

Peace and Conflict Resolution: Building bridges of peace
By Rimsha Ali Shah. A footballer, an interfaith harmony expert, an artist, a banker, a corporate trainer, an author and a blogger all sat together on a table.  While one was from Sindh, the other was from Dhaka.  One understood numbers and the other words.  Seemingly disparate in every manner, ...
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PUAN International Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference 2015

PUAN International Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference 2015
After months of preparation, hundreds of applications, numerous hours of planning and streamlining, the day is finally here!  Today we kick off the PUAN International Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference 2015 with 160 participants from 6 South Asian nations, 32 international speakers, 18 workshops, two panel sessions and six community outreach projects.  We have speakers ...
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AJK Annual Reunion: A Celebration of Active Community Service

AJK Annual Reunion: A Celebration of Active Community Service
By Rimsha Ali Shah The stage was set for the 5th annual Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) chapter Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) reunion.   Over a hundred attendees filled the room from all over AJK, including Mirpur, Bhimber, Neelum and beyond, all gathered in the chilly November weather in Muzaffarabad. Lubna, ...
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Islamabad Annual Reunion: An Evening of Inspiration, Passion and Leadership

  • Islamabad Annual Reunion: An Evening of Inspiration, Passion and Leadership
By: Rimsha Ali Shah The tweets were pouring in by the minute from all over the world, each accompanied by #PUANISB15. For many alumni, the PUAN Islamabad-Rawalpindi Chapter’s annual reunion was their debut at the largest gathering of exchange alumni from across the twin cities.  For others, the evening brought ...
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