We are the Pakistani Alumni of METU

Turkey had truly been a turning point in our lives. Leaving behind all inhibitions in Pakistan, we were in a free environment that allowed us to choose our career paths and our thought processes. We were also able to look back upon Pakistan with a different set of eyes.

Those carefree days allowed us to mold our lives independent of our families and the Pakistani ways. We discovered a new set of values, which changed us forever. And we forged friendships that were lasting. These new friends were like a new family indeed.

For those of us who belong to the 1960s and 1970s, we experienced a great change in Turkey as well as in Pakistan. The events of 1971 were indeed traumatic. METU went through a transformation with the army action on the METU dorms in March 1971. The freedom that had been seen on campus prior to that date was gone. Gone were the boycotts and the leftist groups. However, the university maintained its academic record and continued to be the prime technical university in the region......

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Zoom Lectures : "Reviving the Technical University project in Pakistan", Saturday March 26, 2022 at  9pm Pakistan time, 12noon USA Eastern time, 11am USA Central time, 9am USA Pacific time, 7pm Turkey/Saudi time, 4pm UK time