Monbukagakusho: MEXT Alumni Association of Pakistan

MAAP is an organization of the scholars, scientists, doctors, engineers, etc. who were awarded scholarships by the Government of Japan

Welcome to MAAP

A new look upon the approach of MAAP to infuse new spirit of cooperation between Pakistan and Japan

H.E. WADA Mitsuhiro

Message from the Ambassador of Japan in Pakistan
and Patron-in-Chief MAAP

MAAP has become an active network that is steadily growing every year. This webpage is a great source of information for all Pakistani friends who wish to study or live in Japan. I also hope that this initiative will provide the basis for this association to enhance further its contribution towards the promotion of understanding on the Japanese culture and education in Pakistan especially we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Japan in 2022.  The Embassy of Japan will continue to provide its full support and cooperation to MAAP for such endeavors in the future as well.

My best wishes for MAAP in building of a successful website.

Prof. Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari TI,SI

Message from President MAAP

I feel proud to see the progress made in the fields of Science and Technology in Pakistan. The research papers published have increased in many folds during the last two decades.

The interaction of our Alumni with the highly developed research and educational structures in Japan can help to establish linkages to strengthening the existing bilateral relations and future cooperation. MAAP is promoting cooperation between their own scientists and scientists in other countries. This newly launched website is a great source of information for Pakistani students and scholars who are planning to study in Japan.

Our Science benefitting diplomacy through the forum of SAFJUAA which will pave the way for maintaining linkages between countries that have severely strained or even officially severed diplomatic ties.

Executive Committee of MAAP elected for 2021-2023

There is a regular process of electing the executive committee after every two years. This body is responsible of all matters related to MAAP affairs.

The Executive Committee

  • President: Prof. Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari TI,SI
    PhD/Post-doc, Kyoto University, 1991-2000 
    Current Position: Prof. Emeritus Quaid I Azam university & Fellow, Pakistan Academy of Sciences
  • Vice President:
    Prof. Dr. Gulistan Raja
    Masters, Osaka University of Foreign Studies. 1999-2002,
    Ph.D. UET Taxila 2008
    Current Position in Pakistan:
    Professor UET Taxila

What MAAP members say

What they think about MAAP's role as one of the bridges between Pakistan and Japan to promote educational and cultural relations

I am proud of being a part of the MAAP family. MAAP is a great source of interaction among Pakistani scholars who studied in Japan. MAAP in cooperation with the Japan Embassy in Pakistan is further improving friendly relations between Pakistan and Japan.
Dr. Abdul Wadood
Assistant Professor IST, Islamabad
MAAP has been instrumental in strengthening ties between Pakistan and Japan. I am fortunate to be a part of this network of highly engaged professionals committed to a common purpose.
Dr. Sophia Ali
Assistant Professor NUST Business School
My involvement with MAAP has made me a better representative of Japanese Culture and Education and helped MAAP to be a productive platform to promote relations between Pakistani students and MEXT.
Salaar Moeeni
M.E. Engineering (Automobile)
Chiba University (2018-2020)

“Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim” 
(Prophet Muhammad, PBUH)

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Fellow Office
Pakistan Academy of Sciences Constitution Ave, G-5/2, Islamabad


+92 51 9204843
+92 323 8555574

Email Address

President: shinwari2008(at)
Gen. Secretary: Ianiaz(at)

Business Hours

Monday/Friday: 9am to 5pm


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