'Celebrating Integration' event

The Conservative Friends of Pakistan (CFoP) co-hosted Celebrating Integration - The Six Decades of Pakistani Diaspora in the UK, at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London. The event was attended by over 300 guests and sought to engage with the British Pakistani community on the important issue of Integration.The event was co-hosted by CFoP and the World Congress of Overseas Pakistanis (WCOP) and saw Michael Wade, Chairman of CFoP, deliver a speech on Integration and the Conservative Party's relationship with the British Pakistani community.

Pakistan Elections - a note from the Chairman

Greetings to the people of Pakistan and with warm congratulations upon an election with an estimated 60% turnout; more, the peaceful handover of one elected government to create another since the formation of Pakistan.

A message on the death of Baroness Thatcher

On behalf of the Conservative Friends of Pakistan, the Chairman would like to extend deep condolances and very warm wishes to Mark & Carol Thatcher at the loss of their mother.

International Development Committee Report on Pakistan

The International Development Committee have produced a detailed report on Pakistan which can be accessed through the below attachment. The report makes a compelling case whilst being informative throughtout, and the Government's response to the report, being widely covered in the media, is rightly supportive of aid programmes in Pakistan whilst also advocating further reform for the next Pakistani Government to undertake in order to acquire a wider and more sustainable tax base. 

Pakistan National Day Reception

This event was held at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in central London and hosted by the High Commissioner for Pakistan, Wajid Shamsul Hasan who made the opening address. The chief guest for the occasion was Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who delivered the key note address. Both the Chairman and Director of Conservative Friends of Pakistan attended the event and were glad to see the supportive messages expressed by both the Minister and the High Commissioner on the close relationship between Britain and Pakistan. 

Entrepreneurism in the UK

Thursday evening saw the Conservative Friends of Pakistan (CFoP) host ‘Entrepreneurism in the UK’ at Conservative Campaign Headquarters in central London. The event was attended by over 50 guests and sought to engage with the British Pakistani community. 

CFoP Chairman meets PM Ashraf

H.E. Raja Pervez Ashraf, the Prime Minister of Pakistan visited 10 Downing Street and the House of Commons where he held meetings with David Cameron and a broad range of political figures.

Chequers Summit Joint Statement

The Prime Minister held trilateral talks with President Zardari and President Karzai this morning which paved the way for further work to be carried out in securing a peace settlement. The PM confimred that 'an unprecedented level of co-operation' had been reached in the meeting, with President Zardari stressing that Pakistan would give it's full support in assisting with the peace process in Afghanistan. The meeting also enabled a number of bilateral issues to be considered, and the leaders agreed a closer relationship between their respective security forces, amongst other peace building measures.The joint statement that was issued today can be accessed here in full: