Gilgit: The Gilgit Baltistan Fulbright Alumni Chapter has been established at Karakoram International University, keeping in view the growing number of senior alumni who have joined KIU (and expected joining of returnees). The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Najma Najam, Fulbright Alumna (1975-1980: MA, PHD, 1995-1996: Senior Fellowship, and 2005: Visiting faculty) was nominated as President, and Ms. Samina Khan (Alumna 2006) as Secretary. The first meeting of the chapter was held at KIU. It was attended by Prof. Dr. Najma Najam, Dr. Iftikhar un Nisa Hassan, Dr. Francis Anderson, Dr. Saeed Awan, Dr. Salma AK Durrani, Siranjam Baig and Ms. Samina Khan.
The Alumni welcomed the Prof. Dr Francis Anderson, and Alumnus to KIU and thanked her for making a special effort to come to Gilgit for training teachers in ART therapy. The Alumnae’s believed that Dr. Francis’ visit would be first step towards the series of her and even other Fulbright Alumni to Gilgit. The meeting also appreciated the new program initiative which focuses on bringing US Fulbright specialists to Pakistani Universities.