Note from The BPF Team

Dear Members, 

Time is definitely flying by as majority of us are working from home and we cannot believe that we are coming to the end of June already! As we know across the country businesses are re-opening their doors, and everyone will see more of their loved ones, whilst observing social distancing. But remember we are still not out of the woods yet! 

As the British Pakistan Foundation (BPF) have taken a slight pause due to Covid-19, where we have not been able to deliver a variety of new projects to our supporters and members as we normally would have done. However, now that all seems to be falling into place, we will now be ready to work on new exciting projects and initiatives for our BPF supporters and members who are excited to be a part of them again.

We would like to carry on our mission of engaging, uniting and empowering community and without the support of our valuable members it won’t be possible. Please help us today by joining or renewing one of your memberships; Premier Club membership, Corporate membership and Patron membership. We are grateful to all our supporters and members who continue to help us grow in our mission.

As we go forward, we would like to understand how to keep you updated and help our community so please help us by taking part in our diaspora survey. We always value your comments, feedback and ideas.

We wish you all the best, and hope that you, your family and friends stay safe and healthy.

Best wishes,
BPF Team
British Pakistan Foundation    

We would like to welcome our Corporate Member of the month:Magna People Change 

Magna People Change consulting specializes in providing Organisational Change Management, Culture Design/Embed and Capability Development services.
At Magna, we help businesses with;
  1. Managing people side of CHANGE through engagement and capability development.
  2. Building people centered organisations for making CULTURE a competitive advantage.
  3. Delivering bespoke MASTERCLASSES/WORKSHOPS for executive education on change leadership, organisational culture and leadership readiness for digital transformations.
Our approach to consultancy is deeply rooted in the academic and latest industry led research findings.
We are offering 25% discount to our BPF corporate members, on all Consulting Services including Organisational Culture Assessments.
Read more here

Outstanding British Pakistani: 
Ebba Qureshi

Ebba Qureshi is an experienced campaigner with a demonstrated history of working in the Public relations, Communications and developing high profile events. She has produced memorable events including live concerts at Wembley, red carpet events in Leicester Square, various Bollywood and Lollywood premiers throughout London and more recently organizing cricket matches at the Oval cricket ground.

Ebba is the founder and CEO of FemGames, which aims to implement a structured PE lesson in girls’ schools across Pakistan. She is also Project director currently for Valiant business media, a global investment and trade organisation, where she is heading investment and trade of Pakistan.

Read more here

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. 

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

Register your interest by clicking here

Members Section - Poem By Alina Burney

For Floyd
Hey Chauvin, what exactly did you gain from that murderous killing?
Was there a void in your white privilege that needed filling?
Your knee, his face on that hard concrete ground?
People filming but why does it feel like no one was around?
There are the people that are meant to protect and promote the peace.
But how can there be any justice when there are racist police?
Why does it matter who you are? What race or what colour? 
Every light that these police officers put out makes the whole world duller.
People need to stop treading that fine line between ignorance and silence.
Breaking that silence is the first step to ending prejudiced violence.
“Generations will grow, racism will diminish and people will start to rise above”.
At least, that’s the dream because at the end of the day it should all be the same love.
But for that to happen, the questions that will bring about these changes need to be answered.
Like how many more police will go on to kill whilst just getting pandered?
How many more black lives have to shatter,
For you to understand the true meaning of Black Lives Matter?
How many more people have to lose their lives when police bullets make them bleed?
How many more people have to beg for their lives and say “Officer, I can’t breathe!”.
George Floyd said he couldn’t breathe and there isn’t just one person to blame.
Our society is broken and we have to fix it before we “say someone else’s name”.

Alina Burney

Thank you to All Our Patrons

Thank you to all our Patrons for their continued support and to those who wished to remain anonymous. 

News and Highlights

The coronavirus crisis has made tech firms "more powerful and more profitable", the chancellor said in a letter signed by European counterparts.

The letter from Rishi Sunak and finance ministers in France, Italy and Spain says tech giants, like Google, Amazon and Facebook, need "to pay their fair share of tax".

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WHO hopes for hundreds of millions of vaccine doses this year, 2 billion next year

The World Health Organisation hopes hundreds of millions of doses of coronavirus vaccine can be produced this year and 2 billion doses by the end of 2021, chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Thursday.


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Pakistan registers sellers with Amazon
Pakistan is in the process of registering the country’s goods sellers with US e-commerce giant Amazon and has sent a list of 38 exporters for registration. The initial list of 38 exporters comprises surgical and sports goods, and home textile sectors and the list will be expanded to other sectors in the near future, after successful trial of the shortlisted companies, announced Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood while chairing second meeting of the National e-Commerce Council on Thursday.

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Malala Yousafzai celebrates completion of Oxford degree

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai recently graduated from Britain’s prestigious Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). She took to Twitter to share her excitement at achieving this big milestone in her life, posting a happy picture of herself with her family, cutting a cake.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the beloved classic that has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with this reissue! With a new foreword, the wisdom of the 7 Habits still holds true after all these years. The 7 Habits have become so famous because they work. They have been integrated into everyday thinking by many millions of people. The reason: They work. Habit 1: Be Proactive. Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. Habit 3: Put First Things First. Habit 4: Think Win/Win. Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. Habit 6: Synergize. Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. The book presents a principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity - principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
Buy here

Jobs and Opportunities

The Rhodes Scholarship for Pakistan 

The Rhodes Scholarship for Pakistan are now open for 2021 entry! Apply by August 1st. There is one available for a young person from Pakistan to study a postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford, UK. Find out if you meet the criteria to become a Rhodes Scholar and start your application. We offer scholarships in over 22 designated Rhodes constituencies, as well as our Global Rhodes Scholarships, visit our 'Which Scholarship' page for more details.

Click here for more information 

Data Scientist

Rothamsted Research is recruiting a Data Scientist to work on the  ‘Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab a collaborative project funded through ERDF to exploit the growth potential of ‘Environmental Futures’ and ‘Big Data’ Smart Specialisation sectors in the  South West (primarily Devon)

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Consultant Psychiatrist

NHFT are currently looking to appoint a Consultant Psychiatrist in Older Adult’s Liaison Psychiatry. The role will be based at Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, within the County of Northamptonshire

Click here for more information

Operations Analyst

Great opportunity working in the Home Office's IT Operations Centre! Please take a look and share with any of your network who may be interested in transitioning new services into centralised IT Monitoring! With excellent training provision, the role will be engaging with a wide portfolio of new projects. This is where one can make a difference in an exciting and growing environment.

Click here for more information 

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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


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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

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

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