KARACHI - US Ambassador Richard Olson has said Pakistan and USA have more commonalities in opportunities and challenges which they can face with each other’s support.

He was addressing the reunion of over 600 Pakistani alumni of US exchange programmes from Sindh and Balochistan.

The reunion was organised by the Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN) and the US Consulate General in Karachi on Saturday.  Ambassador Olson praised the good work Pakistani alumni are doing in their communities throughout Sindh and Balochistan. “The work you do is making a real difference in people’s lives. From workshops on conflict resolution, seminars on violence-free societies, career counseling sessions, and workshops on women’s empowerment, you are creating positive change in Pakistan and influencing society for the good of all,” he said.

Established in 2008, the Pakistan-US Alumni Network currently consists of 13,000 alumni of US exchange and English language programmes in eight different regions of Pakistan.

With 11 active chapters nationwide, the Pakistan alumni network is one of the most active US exchange alumni groups in the world.

The event also included remarks from Consul General Michael Dodman and the PUAN leadership as well as substantive presentations and social activities.

Earlier, famous singer Saleem Javed enthralled the audience.