Vision


The vision of the club is to tighten the bonds between the former students of French universities in Pakistan and to create an active and dynamic community for strengthening research and cultural ties between Pakistan and France.

PFAN Objective


Pak-France Alumni Network (PFAN) aims at promoting cultural and scientific ties between France & Pakistan.
Pakistani scholars have been trained in France since early fifties. In the nineties several researchers visited France under the Science and Technology scholarships. Since 2004 the government of Pakistan, through Higher Education Commission and support from French government, has sponsored hundreds of Pakistani scholars for higher education in France. Under the said scheme, at present there are more than 600 Pakistani scholars pursuing doctoral degrees in France. Other than the government sponsored schemes, hundreds of students have also traveled to France for higher education. These scholars have started to return and getting involved in research activities in different institutes and universities of Pakistan. The need arise that the work done by these scholars must continue in the form of liaison between the research institutes of Pakistan and France. The idea of alumni network inception is a step to achieve this objective. The French and Pakistani cultural, science and research bodies have committed to support this cause of PFAN.

The main objectives of our association are under:

  • The name of the society is PAK-FRANCE ALUMNI NETWORK.
  • The registration office of the society is situated at Islamabad.
  • The objectives,for which the society is established,are the following.
  • To promot educational and academic links between Pakistan and France through exchange programmes, workshops, seminars, conferences and visits, in order to achieve inter alia, the following specific objectives:.
    • To create a network of solidarity between doctoral students, graduates of the Masters, Bachelors, Diploma programmes, or long-term trainees;.
    • To facilitate training and inclusion of members in scientific networks, especially in Universities and research centers, and encourage their scientific and professional development;
    • To capitalize on and disseminate the scientific productivity of the members, through the implementation of library research and cycles of scientific conferences;and.
    • To strengthen the scientific and professional networks, including the host institutions of alumni, with the Diaspora who have received grants from government.
    • To promot mutual understanding between the two cultures(French and Pakistani)taking into account their individual characteristics, and promoting their integration, including facilitating participation in programs organized in the framework of cooperation between France and Pakistan.
    • To work in a secular and non-political manner;
    • To support and encourage teaching of the French language in educational institutions in Pakistan;
    • To discover, assemble, re-group and encourage all those who desire to contribute to the development, knowledge and taste of French language and thought in Pakistan;
    • To set up, strengthen and popularize appropriate structures such as libraries, media,theatre, cinemas, clubs, cafeteria, exhibition halls and theater halls, and to encourage and motivate people to make use of such structures;
    • To participate in French or foreign cultural circles, conferences and workshops;
    • To promote, organize, sponser and arrange excursion tours and linguistic travels/journeys within Pakistan and France. The area of operation is Pakistan.
  • PFAN is also going to open regional offices to achieve maximum output. Individual volunteer scholars in different cities have shown their commitment to persue the cause of PFAN.

AIM


Pak-France Alumni Network (PFAN) aims at promoting cultural and scientific ties between France and Pakistan.
Pakistani scholars have been trained in France since early fifties. In the nineties several researchers visited France under the Science and Technology scholarships. Since 2004 the government of Pakistan, through Higher Education Commission and support from French government, has sponsored hundreds of Pakistani scholars for higher education in France. Under the said scheme, at present there are more than 600 Pakistani scholars pursuing doctoral degrees in France. Other than the government sponsored schemes, hundreds of students have also traveled to France for higher education. These scholars have started to return and getting involved in research activities in different institutes and universities of Pakistan. The need arise that the work done by these scholars must continue in the form of liaison between the research institutes of Pakistan and France. The idea of alumni network inception is a step to achieve this objective. The French and Pakistani cultural, science and research bodies have committed to support this cause of PFAN.

PFAN Inaguration


Pak-France Alumni Network (PFAN) aims at promoting cultural and scientific ties between France and Pakistan.Pakistani scholars have been trained in France since early seventies. In the nineties several researchers visited France under the SNT scholarships and today there are more than 600 Pakistani scholars perusing doctoral degrees in France.The government of Pakistan, through Higher Education Commission and support from French government, has sponsoredthese Pakistani scholars for highereducation in France over the last six years. These scholars have started to return andgetting involved in research activities in different institutes and universities of Pakistan. The need arise that the work doneby these scholars must continue in the form of liaison between the research institutes of Pakistan and France. The idea ofalumni network inception fulfilled this objective, with commitment of funding from French government and Pakistan’s science and research bodies.

PFAN Inaguration

Necessity and feasibility programme of PFAN


Pak-France Alumni Network aims at promoting cultural and scientific ties between France and Pakistan. pakistani scholars have been trained in France since early seventies. In the ninties several researchers VISITED France under the SNT scholarships and today there are more than 600 Pakistani scholars perusing doctiral degree in France. The government of Pakistan, through HIGER EDUCATION COMMISSION and support from French government, has sponsored these Pakistani scholars for higher education in France over the last six years. These scholars have started to returned and getting involved in research activities in different institutions and universities of Pakistan. The need arise that the work done by these scholars must continue in the form of liaison between the research institutes of Pakistan and France. The idea of alumni network inception fulfilled this objective, with commitment of funding from French government and Pakistan’sscince and research bodies. The creation of the organization intuitively opened several other benefits for the community with interest in Pakistan-France scientific and cultural cooperation. The returning scholars can find job offers through the alumni network, make ones skills known to the prospective employer and obtain financing for research and mobility in Pak-France circle. The alumni network can help at national level by developing French-Pakistani research partnerships,joint commissions and exchange programs. On the cultural side, alumni forum can organize events which present the Pak-France scientific relationships.Suc events can help in motivating young scholars, seeking exposure to international research forums.

PFAN Organogram


Board of Directors (2017 - 2019)

Dr Amir Qayyum Dr Amir Qayyum Dr Chaudhary Muhammad Shafi Dr Chaudhary Muhammad Shafi
Dr Khalid Saleem Dr Khalid Saleem Dr Muhammad Arshad Dr Muhammad Arshad
Dr Muhammad Imran Dr Muhammad Imran Dr Muhammad Iqbal Dr Muhammad Iqbal
Dr Najam ul Islam Dr Najam ul Islam no-image Dr Rahat Sherwani
Dr Tanvir Akbar Kiyani Dr Tanvir Akbar Dr Umar Masood Qureshi Dr Umar Masood Qureshi
Board of Directors (2014 - 2016) Board of Directors (2011 - Dec 2013)
Board of Directors (Jul 2009 - Dec 2010)

Executive Committe (2017)

no-image President:
Dr Muhammad Imran
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
president at PFAN dot org dot pk
Dr Amir Qayyum Vice President:
Dr Amir Qayyum
Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad
qayyum at gmail dot com
Dr Iftikhar Ahmed Chief Executive Officer:
Dr Iftikhar Ahmed
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad
linkrana gmail dot com
Dr Tanvir Akbar Kiyani Treasurer:
Dr Tanvir Akbar Kiyani
Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad
tanveerakbar2002 at hotmail dot com
Dr Muhammad Iqbal General Secretary:
Dr Nayyer Iqbal
Executive Committee (2016) Executive Committee (2015)
Executive Committee (2014) Executive Committee (2013)
Executive Committee (2012) Executive Committee (2011)

Activities Coordinators [Islamabad Based] (2017)

Dr Muhammad Arshad Scientific Coordinator:
Dr Muhammad Arshad
Dr Muhammad Sajid Cultural Coordinator:
Dr Muhammad Sajid

Regional Coordinators (2017)

Dr Aamir Shehzad Faisalabad:
Dr Aamir Shehzad
Dr Muhammad Younas Peshawar:
Dr Muhammad Younas
Dr Muhammad Imran Rashid Lahore:
Dr Muhammad Imran Rashid
Coordinators(2016) Coordinators(2015)
Coordinators(2014) Coordinators(2013)
Coordinators(2012) Coordinators(2011)