September 2020: Airpod Giveaway Winners!

We’re delighted to announce that Taran Patel (GA10010) and Lakshay Khanna (GA10099) were successful in referring the most number of people to get BPF memberships, and so will now get their own pair of Airpods. 

Outstanding British Pakistani: 
Zahra Shah

Zahra is the Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Seers – UK’s leading privacy and consent management platform for companies worldwide ( She has a background in Management Consultancy with over a decade of experience at Accenture within the Financial Services – Capital Markets practice area. She helped global Investment Banking clients (such as: Credit Suisse, UBS, HSBC & RBS) on high impact, strategic projects to achieve compliance with various regulatory requirements including KYC, AML, Basel 3, MiFID, Cross Border Sanctions etc. by leveraging cutting-edge technological solutions amongst other areas. She has an MSc. in Analysis, Design & Management of Information Systems (ADMIS) from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an MBA (Essentials Certification) from the London School of Economics (LSE). She also led the British Pakistan Foundation as the CEO for a period of 3 years and now serves as a Trustee. Zahra was recently selected on the prestigious Google: Female Founders Program as 1 of 12 Female Founders of innovative technology ventures from across Europe.

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BPF Premier Club

Premier Member – Individual
The BPF Premier membership encourages the community to take part in supporting BPF’s key initiatives & receive a range of discounts, benefits & offers for this support.

BPF’s Premier Club membership contribution is only £10 per year, which goes towards supporting BPF’s 3 key programmes. 

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Premier Member – Corporate
Our “Premier Member – Corporate membership”,  is for members who want to promote their events, products or services through BPF. 

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Patron's Blog

Mohatta Palace Museum: Amongst the Finest National Public Institutions in Pakistan
The Mohatta Palace Museum is a little known gem in the heart of one of Karachi’s old neighbourhoods, of particular interest for Pakistani expatriates living in the United Kingdom. It is widely known within the international art press, artists, art critics and auction houses, where it is often quoted in catalogues and magazines. Set within the confines of spacious manicured grounds, serves as an oasis in an otherwise bustling and over crowed city of 19 million. The building was built in 1927 for Shiv Rattan Mohatta, a Marwari merchant as a seaside holiday home. It was designed by Ahmed Hussein Agha, one of the first Muslim architects of India. The building itself is a fusion of various architectural styles; Agha worked in a Mughal revivalist style with a combination of yellow Gizri and pink Jodhpur stone, as he sought to recreate the Anglo – Mughal palaces of the Rajput princes.
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BPF & Partner Upcoming Events  

British Pakistan Foundation is proud to support their Corporae Member The PEF Foundation . The PEFsupports further education of underprivileged students in the developing world, particularly female students, many of who go on to study medicine. As you know, doctors are so valuable for the proper functioning of any society as we have discovered during this global pandemic. Please do support this very worthy cause!
Please join free and  support charity? #Fundraiser/Ghazal concert by #SevenEyes by Tanya Wells & Paulo Vinícius is happening on 7th Nov, paying the education cost of students who obtained an admission in a professional institution. Join:

Patron's Corner

We're happy to announce that KASB Securities have joined BPF as a patron this month! If you're interested in joining us as a patron, email our office at ''.
KASB Securities is the oldest capital markets business in Pakistan established in 1953. The KASB Group has been a pioneer in capital markets and through its partnership with Merril Lynch (1992-2014) brought in more than $10bn of foreign investment into Pakistan. Through KASB's stock trading platform KTrade, overseas Pakistanis living in the UK can invest digitally in stocks listed on Pakistan Stock Exchange. KASB's team provides economic and investment research, also available on and KASB Securities is a portfolio company of Oxford Frontier Capital in the UK.
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Fantastic Offer from Our Corporate Member

BPF & Partner Past Events  

Thank you to all those who joined us for our partner webinar " Success in Business, British Pakistan Relations and Opportunities for The Futures" on Thursday, 8th October at 5.00pm. Special thanks to our panellists  Asif Rangoonwala , Aneel Mussarat , Amjad Pervez and Dr Suhail Chughtai and Roddy Gow OBE and Dough Cook for hosting this. We hope all who attended it found it a really helpful way to learn more about future business opportunities for British Pakistanis.
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Thank you to all those who joined us for our partner webinar "Investing In Pakistan Through Roshan Digital Accounts" on Thursday, 8th October. The webinar talked about how Pakistanis living abroad can open their bank account digitally and also invest in companies listed in Pakistan.
Our speakers were Farrukh Khan (CEO, Pakistan Stock Exchange)and Ali Farid Khwaja (Chairman, KASB Securities).
Read more here

News and Highlights

Pakistan Foreign Minister lauded the role of Pakistani diaspora in building relations with the UK

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi last Tuesday lauded the role of Pakistani diaspora in building relations between Pakistan and the UK and strengthening the people-to-people contacts. 
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British Airways' first flight lands at Lahore airport after 40 years
British Airways' first flight landing at Lahore airport after 40 years. This clearly opens up new potential and opportunities for future business development. Closer ties between the UK and Pakistan will certainly bring benefits to both sides.

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World-first COVID-19 vaccine trial launches in Bradford
Bradford Royal Infirmary today rolled out a world-first COVID-19 vaccine trial, and is calling on British Asians to come forward for further trials taking place in November.  Volunteer here:
Click here to read more
Ahmareen Reza recognised for OBE!
Congratulations to Ahmereen Reza for being recognised by the Queen for an OBE! She was rewarded for her public and political service along with interfaith work as Founder and Trustee of the Developments in Literacy Trust and the director of the Conservative Friends of Pakistan.

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Book of The Month - The Forty Rules of Love

"Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven't loved enough..."

Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life - an emptiness once filled by love.

So when Ella reads a manuscript about the thirteenth-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and his forty rules of life and love, her world is turned upside down. She embarks on a journey to meet the mysterious author of this work.

It is a quest infused with Sufi mysticism and verse, taking Ella and us into an exotic world where faith and love are heartbreakingly explored. . .

Buy here

Use Pledjar To Support Our Work

In these challenging times, extra pennies can have a big impact and therefore British Pakistan Foundation (BPF) is proud to be available on Pledjar - a new and innovative mobile app. Through Pledjar you can securely connect your bank account and round-up your transactions and pass on your 'spare change' to  BPF.
With Pledjar you can follow our recent campaigns and give one-off donations with a click of a finger, without changing how you spend. Please download the app and use code  BPF001 when asked during sign up, so you can select  British Pakistan Foundation as your charity of choice.
Signing up is simple, and only takes a few minutes: here
Sign up today for Android:  here  , iOS: here

Fantastic Offer From Seers For BPF Members!

Seers Brexit & UK / EU Representative Service

The EEA businesses may need to appoint a representative in the UK at the end of the Brexit transition period on the 31st of December 2020; if they are offering goods or services to individuals in the UK. Likewise, UK businesses may need to appoint a European representative if they offer goods or services to individuals across the EU.
Get 30 minutes free consultation from one of the leading Privacy Experts on the Seers Platform to review your specific requirements with regard to data privacy compliance and UK/ EU Representative service.
 Book your free 30 minutes consultation here

Jobs and Opportunities

Islamic Relief
Islamic Relief Worldwide are an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 35 years. IRW currently recruiting for the position of a ‘Field Development and Operations Manager’ to set strategic direction, manage and oversee all local fundraising initiatives and support in the development of the establishment of the Fundraising focus area of the field office.
Click here for more information
House of Commons Internships

The House of Commons has partnered with the Windsor Fellowship to offer eight opportunities to individuals from #BAME communities.  These are currently underrepresented within the workforce at the House of Commons. Apply now before the application date closes!

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Islamic Finance Guru
Islamic Finance Guru, a fast-growing startup who help minority communities make smart financial decisions, is hiring a Graduate Analyst. who will be involved in sales, negotiation, editing, journalism, and investment. 

Click here for more information
Chevening Scholarship 2021/22
The British High Commission in Pakistan is strongly encouraging Pakistani women from across all fields and from across Pakistan to apply for the Chevening scholarship 2021/22. This is a fantastic educational opportunity which cannot be missed!

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Work with BPF

Speak at BPF Events
If you are interested in speaking at our regular professional networking events, then please contact the BPF office at

Write for BPF
We love to hear from our members and would like to feature articles, blog posts etc. by our members on areas that impact the British Pakistan community. If you would like to contribute an article, blog post etc. for our monthly newsletter or website and need to know more about the different monthly topics then please contact the BPF office at


Partner with BPF

We need partners
If you are a business owner, entrepreneur or city professional who would like to offer mentoring, work experience, internships, or access to job opportunities to our top Young Professionals Programme members please contact the office at 



Support BPF

Donating to BPF
Please help us continue our valuable work for the community by making a donation to BPF (Charity registration for England and Wales No: 1137700). If you would like to make either a regular or one-off donation to BPF then please contact the office at

Become a BPF Patron or Ambassador
If you are interested in becoming a Patron or Ambassador for BPF then please contact the office at

Sponsoring BPF Events
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