KARACHI: The formal launching ceremony of the MEXT Alumni Association of Pakistan (MAAP), Sindh Chapter was held at the Residence of Consul-General of Japan in Karachi.
Twelve alumni members gathered to attend the ceremony, where the Executive Committee members, President (Dr. Wazir Ali Baloch), the Vice-President (Dr. A. R. Rajput), the Secretary General (Prof. Dr. Khan Muhammad Brohi), the Joint Secretary General (Prof. Dr. Usman Ghani Khan), the Treasure (Dr. Anila Naz Soomro) and the Press Secretary (Dr. Ali Murtaza Dharejo) were sworn in.
The establishment of MAAP, Sindh Chapter is a milestone event. The Consulate-General of Japan in Karachi and the alumni of MEXT Scholarship have worked together and successfully realized an official establishment of MAAP, Sindh Chapter.
The members share a precious experience of living and studying in Japan, through the Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship Program.
After coming back to Pakistan, they attained respectful positions in their career, utilizing the knowledge and expertise which they had acquired in Japan. Today, they are actively working in the academia, public and private sectors and have made significant contributions to the development of Pakistan in various fields as well as the friendly relationship between Japan and Pakistan.
Consul-General Mr. Akira Ouchi extended his felicitations on the formal launching of the MAAP, Sindh Chapter, and expressed his compliments to every one of the members who have contributed to the establishment of the organization.
Mr. Ouchi emphasized the important role of the MAAP, Sindh Chapter in networking the members and organizing events and expressed his hope that the organization will serve as an important bridge of friendship between Japan and Pakistan.
Twenty-six persons have become members of MAAP, Sindh Chapter at this initial stage. After the formal launching of its organization, it is expected that the membership will increase in the future.