March Madness
March 2017

Note from the Chairman

Dear Members, 

Let me begin by condemning the horrific act which took place in front of Parliament on the 22nd of March. We, here at the British Pakistan Foundation, are shocked and deeply saddened by this incident that resulted in injuries and loss of lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and all those who suffered injuries. 

We would like to say a big thank you to our BPF members Ali Abdul Aziz (Senior Manager, Deloitte) and Kausar Qazilbash (Managing Director, Accenture) for supporting our work and for being panel members at the "Pakistan as a Digital Powerhouse" Conference this month. We are also grateful to our BPF Trustee, Shahid Azeem (Managing Director, Arcom IT ltd) for making this conference possible. It is through the support of such thought leaders that we are able to provide our community with high calibre professional events under our Business and Professionals Programme.

The BPF CEO and the BPF Team have also been busy with other professional events this month including our exclusive "Inside Out Wellbeing" Seminar with experts in nutrition, yoga and skin health (a big thank you to our panel members - Shakiba Rangoonwala, Neeta Naidoo and Dr. Rabia Malik) that was organized under the Women's Programme that aims to empower British Pakistani women. Under our Young Professionals Programme, we hosted a medical lecture at Imperial College focusing on "Healthcare Opportunities in Pakistan" led by our Women's Programme advisor: Marium Qaiser (Manager, GSK). We also collaborated with Samara Productions for the Sajjad Ali concert under our Arts and Culture Programme to highlight the best of Pakistani culture and to help build a positive brand of Pakistan and British Pakistanis.

We look forward to seeing you all throughout the year at our various professional, mentoring and networking events that we have carefully curated for you and we hope that they are as well received as they have been so far! We look forward to seeing you at the "BPFSocial!" Professional Networking event in April, our flagship "Focus on Law" Panel Discussion, as well as, the seminar on "Start Ups: Setting Up, Fundraising, Scaling Up" under our Entrepreneurship Series in May, the "Focus on Professional Services" seminar in September and our first "Halloween Ball in aid of the British Pakistan Foundation" charity event in October. For those that are interested in sponsoring our first Halloween Ball in aid of the British Pakistan Foundation please do get in touch with us at:

For our Young Professional Members - we are planning a "Careers Surgery" with leading experts from different industry sectors in attendance to provide mentoring, career guidance, tips on building a good CV and potential opportunities for work placements / internships. So please do register your interest by emailing the office at:

Please refer to the bottom of this newsletter for details of the various internships and job opportunities currently available with our partners. Also check out Mohammed Ali, under our "Outstanding British Pakistani" of the Month, a young tech genius and entrepreneur from Dewsbury.

Our members' feedback is highly valued and we would like to see greater engagement from our members on all our social media under our weekly topics for discussion dealing with the various issues facing the British Pakistani community in the UK. We also need support from our community to continue with our valuable work for the community and are always looking for donors / sponsors since we are a registered charity (charity no: 113770) in the UK. If you would like to donate to BPF, sponsor one of our events or partner with us then please do email our office at:
All the best,
Asif Rangoonwala


In this issue:

  • BPF Past Events
  • Upcoming Events
  • News & Highlights
  • Book of the Month
  • Outstanding British Pakistani of the Month
  • Jobs & Opportunities 

BPF Past Events
BPF Young Professionals Programme: Healthcare Opportunities in Pakistan - Challenges and Opportunities, Imperial College, 7th of March 2017
Our Women's Programme advisor: Marium Qaiser (Manager, GSK) was invited to speak to medical students at Imperial College on her research into antibiotic resistance and the major issue of counterfeit medicines in Pakistan. She provided an in-depth presentation about this issue and the consequences of supplying these counterfeit medicines to patients. In additon to this, she also launched the medical internships programme in Pakistan for medical students in the UK who wish to pursue a medical internship at a top hospital in Pakistan such as Agha Khan Hospital or Shaukat Khanum Hospital.

Interested candidates should send their CVs with a Cover Letter to our office at with the subject "Medical Internship in Pakistan". 
BPF Business and Professionals Programme: "Pakistan as a Digital Powerhouse" Conference endorsed by BPF, Chelsea Football Club, 8th of March 2017
We were proud to endorse the exclusive "Pakistan as a Digital Powerhouse" Conference organized by UK Trade Partnerships with the support of the BPF Trustee, Shahid Azeem (Managing Director, Arcomit IT Ltd). This conference brought together top industry leaders such as Kausar Qazilbash (Partner, Accenture), Ali Abdul Aziz (Senior Manager, Deloitte), Karim Lesina (Vice President, AT&T) and Ulf Pehrsson (Director of Government & Industry Relations and ConsumerLab, Ericsson) as well as top government leaders such as Anusha Rahman (Minister of IT & Telecommunications, Pakistan) and Rt Hon Greg Hands MP (Minister of State for Trade & Investment, United Kingdom) within the Digital and Technology space to highlight the opportunities present in Pakistan within this sector. 
BPF Arts & Culture Programme: Sajjad Ali Live in London, Cadogan Hall, 22nd of March 2017
In collaboration with A. Haq of Samara Productions, BPF took pride in bringing back legendary classical singer Sajjad Ali to London after 12 years! This brilliant performance took place at Cadogan Hall on the 22nd of March to a sold out venue. Sajjad Ali took us all the way back to his Cinderella days and right up to Tamasha! The audience had an absolute ball with the live music and vocals provided by Sajjad Ali and his band! 
BPF Women's Programme: Inside Out Wellbeing, Lansdowne Club, 23rd of March 2017
Our first Women's Programme event for this year: "Inside Out Wellbeing", a seminar held at the Lansdowne Club in Mayfair on the occasion of Pakistan Day. The Women's Programme aims to empower British Pakistani women and on the occasion of Pakistan Day we wanted to highlight the achievements of British Pakistani women, provide a platform to aspiring female entrepreneurs and raise awareness about maintaining optimum wellbeing by following a healthy lifestyle since our community suffers from a myriad of health issues related to incorrect diet and lack of physical activity. We are grateful to our inspirational panellists: Shakiba Rangoonwala, Neeta Naidoo and Dr Rabia Malik for their support. We are also grateful to Zivar by MQ Jewels for exhibiting their beautiful high-fashion jewellery and to Raishma, Studio by TCS, Aesthetics Lab, Ifrah's Organic Kitchen, PRETTLY and Shabnam Russo for contributing to our fabulous goody bags! This event was very well received by our women members who stayed until the end of the evening to network with and learn from each other.

Click Here for pictures!

Upcoming Events
Covering Brexit: The View from Abroad, Frontline Club, 3rd of April 2017
Of the many questions that remain as Brexit negotiations commence are the status of EU nationals resident in the UK, and how Europeans will be economically and socially impacted by the UK’s exit of the EU. Attempts to force the government to give all EU citizens in the UK permanent residency after Britain leaves the bloc have been defeated. EU-27 governments and the Brussels institutions have been tough on the bloc’s negotiating position and are now waiting to hear what the UK wants. Meanwhile official reaction on the continent to the high court’s ruling on article 50 has been quiet, with national governments regarding the decision as an internal matter.

We will be joined by EU correspondents and European journalists to discuss European reactions to Brexit negotiations and explore how UK press coverage matches up to sentiments on the continent.

For more information and to book a place please click Here!

Jungly Jadoogar 2, Olympia, 15th & 16th of April 2017
The meddlesome sorceress returns to strike terror as she turns the King into a frog. Join us in the fantastical adventure through the mystical land of Kohkaaf of dancing robots and luminous fish as brother Gulloo and Billoo set off in search of Shangrila and the fountain of Gulberg. Together with the help of Dadi 007, her nephew Babu, Princess Gulfam and Prince Jalfrezi gear up to defeat Jungly Jadoogar, the hairy scary dragon Fifi and her band of menacing gargoyles.

Our enthralling family show captures the imaginations of children and adults alike with two sold out events last year. With its humour, visual effects and fast paces story line, Jungly Jadoogar 2 promises to provide an engaging experience for all.

For more information and to book a place please click Here!

BPFSocial! Professional Networking Event, Las Iguanas, Spitalfields, 20th of April 2017
Join us for a fun evening of professional networking, mentoring, socialising and listening to our inspirational Speakers / Mentors (within Finance / International Consumer Goods, Medicine and Digital Technology) on their recipes for success!.

Our inspirational speakers / mentors include:
  • Akhter Mateen (Finance / International Consumer Goods): Former Chief Auditor, Unilever
  • Dr Kaukab Rajput FRCS FRCP & MSc (Medicine): Head of the Cochlear Implant Department at Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Anj Latif (Digital Technology): Co-Founder and Head of Tech, British Pearl
This event will take place at Las Iguanas, Spitalfields Market, 1 Horner Square, London E1 6EW on the 20th of April between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

This event has been kindly sponsored by British Pearl (

Click Here to book tickets! 

Workshop: Writing for the Web with Jon Bernstein, Frontline Club, 21st of April 2017
With more than 16 years’ experience in digital journalism, pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop on writing for the web. You will gain an understanding of the principles of writing for the web, how it differs from print, how to establish a successful blogging persona and why the headline must work much harder online.

In this interactive session, attendees will be given plenty of opportunities to hone their craft. The workshop is ideal for new and emerging journalists, established journalists making the transition from print to web and communications professionals seeking to extend the reach and impact of the written word.

For more information and to book a place please click Here!

Fanna-Fi-Allah Qawwali, Harrow Arts Centre, 29th of April 2017
Fanna-Fi-Allah are the first group of westerners to venture into the heart of the Sub Continent (Pakistan & India) to explore the Sufi music culture of ‘Qawwali’. Over the last 15 years they have immersed themselves in the teachings of qawwali greats and sufi masters in Pakistan and India, learning directly about its traditions and practices. To get a taste of their magic click here. They were recently sponsored by the U.S consulate in Pakistan to tour the country, promoting a message of tolerance, cultural connection and unity through this traditional music. This will be their second appearance at The Harrow Arts centre following a sell out performance in 2016.

For more information and to book a place please click Here!

BPF FLAGSHIP "Focus on Law" Panel Discussion, Mishcon de Reya LLP, 4th May 2017 
Please join us for the launch of the BPF Law Forum at the Flagship "Focus on Law" Panel Discussion and Professional Networking event with our impressive and inspirational speakers within the legal field.

Our highly acclaimed and impressive law panel includes:
  • Deputy Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) Tanweer Ikram
  • Omar Shah: Partner at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius
  • Shaheen Rahman QC: One Crown Office Row
  • Farmida Bi: Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Mohammed Khamisa QC: Partner at Mishcon de Reya LLP (Moderator)
This event will take place at Mishcon de Reya LLP, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH from  6.00pm to 9.00pm on Thursday, the 4th of May.

Limited Tickets Available (since this event is by invite only)!

Click Here to book tickets! 
BPF Entrepreneurship Series - Start-Ups: Setting Up, Fundraising and Scaling Up, London School of Economics and Political Science, 25th of May 2017
We are proud to present to you our first seminar in our exclusive Entrepreneurship Series focusing on Start-Ups and covering the journey from setting up, to raising funds at various points in the lifecycle of a company and then scaling up. This seminar will take place at The London School of Economics and Political Science on the 25th of May.

Our inspirational speakers include:
  • Adnan Zaheer: Senior Finance Partner, PwC
  • Asif Rangoonwala: Chairman, Powerboat P1
  • Yasser Khattak: CEO, DEN

Early bird tickets available until 18th May.

Limited tickets available.

Click Here to book tickets! 
Save the Date! - Focus on Professional Services Seminar, 28th of September 2017
Please Save the Date for our Focus on Professional Services seminar that will take place on the 28th of September at PwC, 1 Embankment Place, London WC2N 6RH from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

News & Highlights
The Grand Trunk Project 
To mark 70 years on from the Partition; which was the largest mass migration in recorded history, Faiths Forum for London, an interfaith registered charity has developed the UK-wide "Grand Trunk Project" under the "70 Years On" initiative supported by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

This project will seek to build common ground and strengthen relationships between the Sikh, Hindu and Muslim communities and will consist of local community events during holy festivals in each faith institution across 11 regions. These regions are namely Bradford, Luton, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Peterborough, Southampton, Leeds, Leicester / Coventry and Slough. This project will require a lead volunteer within each region to coordinate these local events and to take an active role in creating and adding to the narrative regarding the Partition. Furthermore, each event will consist of involving local community members who have been affected by the Partition or who have heritage relating back to the Partition. All the local events will aim to meet the main objectives of the project.

If you are interested in applying to be the lead volunteer for any of the above regions or participating in this project as a general volunteer, then please contact the office at

British-Pakistani kid passes GCSE's at the age of 10
Laiba Hussain, at the age of 10, has ingeniously passed the GCSE's - as we know the usual age for passing these examinations is for 16 year olds. She thanked her parents for their support and sends out a positive and encouraging message to other kids saying "For other kids my message is that work hard and you will achieve your goals". This 10 year old child is a resident of Oldham and has hopes to become a dentist one day. 

Click Here to read the full article!
Yasser Khattak, Founder of Den
Yasser Khattak, at the age of 21, has revolutionized light switches and secured a £1 million investment. Khattak has created a household plug socket and light switch that can be controlled (switched on and off) remotely using a smartphone. He came up with this idea and created the switch while studying for his GCSE's. The remote control can be used in a radius of up to 20 meters and the app for this communicates with the socket via Wi-Fi. 

Yasser Khattak will be present as a panellist at our Entrepreneurship Series - Start-Ups: Setting Up, Fundraising and Scaling Up. 

Click Here to read the full article!
Pakistan's new-found coal addiction has potential to transform the country's political economy
This project is one of the most expensive among an array of ambitious energy developments that China is helping Pakistan to build as part of a $55 billion economic partnership. A $3.5 billion joint venture between the neighbours will extract coal to generate 1.3 gigawatts of electricity that will be sent across the country on a new $3 billion transmission network. In the dusty Thar desert, Pakistan has begun to dig up one of the world's largest deposits of low-grade, brown, dirty coal to fuel new power stations that could revolutionise the country's economy. 

Read full article Here
Full-time, English-Arabic Pre-School/Day Nursery
Preparing to launch in September 2017 and based on the principles of immersion, the full-time English-Arabic bilingual pre-school run by the Holland Park Pre-Prep School and the Arabic Club for Kids, brings a new dimension to the terrain of education in London and the UK.  Kitty Mason has run an early years facility at Holland Park Pre-Prep School for 26 years.  Rabab Hamiduddin first started The Arabic Club for Kids as a weekend Arabic school in 2007, which is now in its 10th successful year and expanding around London.  Kitty and Rabab are working with a team of expert consultants from education departments from University College London and from the bilingual university in Aberystwyth amongst others in accord with the standards of the EYFS and Montessori and aim to make this an outstanding provision for young children.  Extended hours care will also be offered.  Arabic is not only a beautiful, rich literary language of great expressive depth, it is also a prime language of the modern world. Its importance is growing, economically and politically as well as culturally.  Knowing Arabic can open doors to future opportunities.

The school will be an Arabic language school, (not an Islamic school) and welcomes all learners.

For more information, contact Rabab Hamiduddin at: / 0207 9939 010.

Book of the Month
Islam and the Destiny of Man by Charles Le Gai Eaton
"'Islam and the Destiny of Man' is a wide-ranging study of the religion of Islam from a unique point of view. The author was brought up as an agnostic and embraced Islam at an early age after writing a book (commissioned by T. S. Eliot) on Eastern religions and their influence on Western thinkers. The aim of 'Islam and the Destiny of Man' is to explain what it means to be a Muslim, a member of a community which embraces a quarter of the world's population and to describe the forces which have shaped their hearts and minds. Throughout the book the author is concerned not simply with Islam in isolation, but with the very nature of religious faith, its spiritual and intellectual foundations and the light it casts upon the mysteries and paradoxes of the human." 

Charles Le Gai Eaton, a British Diplomat, Academic and renowned Sufi Scholar, was born in Switzerland and educated at Charterhouse at King's College, Cambridge. He worked for many years as a teacher and journalist in Jamaica and Egypt (where he embraced Islam in 1951) before joining the British Diplomatic Service. He was also a consultant to the Islamic Cultural Centre in London. He passed away in 2010.

You can buy the book Here




 of the

Month - Mohammed


"...entrepreneurs should avoid seeking seed money, and any sort of investment before they have a working prototype..."

Our Outstanding British Pakistani of the Month is our very own Mohammed Ali from Dewsbury, Yorkshire! A 16-year-old tech genius and entrepreneur - Ali launched his first company at the age of 12, has created a video game, a financial app for the stock market, held the position of CTO at the World Currency Gold Rates and, is now, working to launch his website worldwide. We were lucky enough to catch up with him for a quick interview! 

Follow him on Twitter @modaliuk


Tell us about how old you were when you started and what got you interested in learning computer programming languages and security?

I was 4 years old, and was very keen to grow my knowledge in technology as it was growing fast in 2004. In Nursery, all I ever did was play on the computer and from that day onwards I knew that computers were the way forward for me. It was a challenge getting my first PC as my parents were not tech-savvy at all, so much nagging was required to get my first computer! Since that day, I started to play games and was keen on how they were developed which led me to watch videos and read books about programming. However, my leadership qualities do not derive from the computer, but my passion in becoming a head teacher which gradually became isolated as I become the CEO and CTO’s of companies.

 Do you have any role models or mentors you look up to?

I have always looked up to one Microsoft Co-founder turned philanthropist, Bill Gates who has made billions from his own creation, but it’s not only that factor which inspired me. However, the fact that he has donated a huge chunk of his wealth to the poor, and is helping to end poverty. It disgusts me when I look up to professional people like Donald J Trump who are using their money in the wrong way that includes gaining unjust power.

How long was the process that led to you creating your game, Project 2006, at the age of 12? Including research, programming, launch etc.

I was only experimenting in the initial stage of my own journey, launching Project 2006 was very difficult as I had no contacts or a network. To fulfil my dream in becoming a leader, I used my self-taught skills to launch the game. It went global which motivated me more. It did take more than a year for a stable launch however.

Tell us about your role as CTO at the World Currency Gold Rates? How did you get it and what were some of the key lessons you learnt?

It was the skills and experience accumulated from my previous work that got me the role. In addition, my passion to learn more about technology, which is a major benefit as employees want people that love their field. The main lesson learnt in my time at World Currency Gold Rates was to always be careful in controlling your finances, successfully launching it with a low monthly burn rate.

Tell us about your own media agency, what are some of the web applications and mobile apps that you have developed? Do you have a favourite one and why?

I remember starting my media agency and doing work for free, working with charities to help launch their websites which has included Global Welfare Project. My favorite project has been, my latest which is a price comparison website that puts the buyer in control for anything needed including motor insurance all the way to electronic items. It is the opposite of classified ads websites and is better than other comparison websites as it provides real-quotes which is much more accurate and reliable for consumers.

Seeing that you have single-handedly coded the WeNeed1 platform – is this an area which you would like to continue in for other programmes as well? Have you had any more offers to do so?

I have had many offers to develop other companies’ apps and websites, however, has done exceptionally well and is already about to launch in other countries worldwide where I will be flying out to soon.

We hear that you deliver speeches to inspire other entrepreneurs worldwide – what is some of the most valuable advice you can give to other entrepreneurs looking to start out?

I think that entrepreneurs should avoid seeking seed money, and any sort of investment before they have a working prototype. Moreover, to facilitate the prototype, they should get an audience to prove that their startup is worth using. Always stay focused and do not make money your main motivation but your concept and how it will help to change the future and the world. I am also talking at Millennial20-20 London about consumer’s data with companies that include eBay, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, AirBnb and more.

Do you have any future projects you are working towards or have in mind?

I am working to launch worldwide to help consumers there, and grow my network even more. In addition, working on a medical app and software that’s launching in the nearby future that is going to help patients and the NHS as the Chief Technology Officer (not allowed to release more information at the moment).

Jobs & Opportunities

British Pearl - an online property investment platform for share and loan-based investment in UK property: 

We are seeking a full-time, talented and experienced Back End Developer with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in relevant technologies and a special interest in Scala. The primary objective of this role is to be the product lead for development of theback end platform to help power the property investment trading platform.

The successful candidate will have had recent hands-on experience using Scala to build web based applications and will have had experience in either online financial services, gambling or property based web applications. The role will report directly into the Head of Technology and be responsible for ownership of the back end of our platform.

For more information and to apply, please visit the following link before the 30th of April: 

British Pearl - an online property investment platform for share and loan-based investment in UK property. 

We are seeking a full-time, talented and experienced front end developer with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience. The primary objective of this role is to be the product lead for the front end of our platform. 

The successful candidate will have recent experience developing online web applications in the areas of financial services and/or gambling and have a strong grasp of developments in front end web development and user interface design principles. The role reports directly into the Head of Technology and be responsible for the web-based front end of our product. 

For more information and to apply, please visit the following link before the 30th of April: 

KBM Group
Job Title: Project Coordinator & Bid Writer in London
We are looking for a Bid Writer to join us in our London Office to assist Company Directors in preparing and writing PQQ and tender submissions, assisting with proposal structures, reviewing and editing proposals in line with client specifications.

Role & Responsibility:
- Conducting Research and Writing PQQs and tenders and referring back to them for editing and final approval, leading to increased success in winning contracts.
- Project manage the completion of individual tender applications when appropriate, including:
- Maintaining an awareness of contracts due for tender and taking responsibility for acquiring pre-qualification questionnaires and tender documentation;
- Negotiating contributions from other specialists and researchers and allocating appropriate deadlines for completion;
- Collating the input of information from various sources to create a coherent and well-structured final tender;
- Ensuring the timely submission of tenders and other proposals.
- Collating research into various private and public sector clients in order to provide bespoke tender solutions and increase the attractiveness of each individual proposal.
- Writing up new approaches to service provision in a manner that will support different client strategies.
- Developing and maintaining a library of tender document templates to act as a reference point for other staff involved in the tendering process and to ensure a unified and consistent approach to proposals.

Our preferred skills are as follows:
- Excellent communicator;
- A high attention to detail with an excellent editing and proofing ability;
- Excellent literacy skills, with an extensive vocabulary;
- Deadline driven with effective time management skills;
- Thrive in a busy environment both independently and as part of a team;
- Ability to multitask and prioritise workload;
- Experience in Aviation or Health and Social Care is preferred but not required;
- Can demonstrate effective bid writing skills.

Job Type: Full-time.

Please send your CV with Cover Letter by the 30th of April to: 
(Mention job title in the subject line please)

Al Rayan Bank
Job Title: Office Administrator / Personal Assistant in London
- At least a year of office experience as an Admin Assistant 
- Will report to the Managing Director
- Role will involve general Admin duties in the office

Job Type: Full-Time.

Please send your CV and Cover Letter before the 30th of April to:

Internships / Work Placements
- Al Rayan Bank: 2 internships are available for candidates with a strong finance background in Birmingham.
- Amanda Wakely: 1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong fashion background in London.
- Amishi: 1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong fashion / merchandise background in London.
- Quadreen Capital: 1 internship is available for candidate with a strong finance background in London.
- Investment Firm: 1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong finance background in London.
- British Telecom: 5 internships are available for candidates with a strong engineering or maths background in London.
- Islamic Relief: 1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong social enterprise background in London.
- Lucy Choi: 2 internships are available for a candidate with a strong social media, marketing and events background in London.
- TKC Country Club: 3 internships are available for candidates with a strong hospitality background in Southall.
- Mundio Telecom: 1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong telecommunications background in London.
- YU Spaces: 1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong interior design / social media background in London.
- Goldex Investments Group Ltd: 1 internship is available for a candidate with a marketing / business background in London.
- KBM Group: 1 work placement available within Secretarial and Adminstration. 1 work placement available within Information Technology (I.T.). 1 work placement available within Search Engine Optimization (SEO). 1 work placement available within Social Media Management. 1 work placement available within Marketing and Sales. 1 work placement available within Coordination and Reception.

To apply for the above internships / work placements, please email your CV and Cover Letter to Alezeh before the 30th of April at:

Young Diplomats Forum 2017 London 8th Edition, 3rd - 7th July
The Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is an intensive week-long programme of practical sessions, workshops, policy exercises and institutional visits delivered by world leading experts. It is set up to recognise, enhance and develop the next generation of diplomats. This community of exceptionally bright and accomplished future leaders will gain further insight, tools and opportunities to engage with key stakeholders at a crucial time in their careers and broaden their connections to influence global leaders. The number of delegates for each edition is limited to 75 and to date, there have been participants from more than 150 countries.
For your chance to book a spot, please send a personal statement (no more than 500 words) and current CV by the 3rd of May to or call on +44(0) 208 853 3293

Work with BPF!
Volunteer for BPF: We are currently looking for energetic and experienced volunteers. Ideal candidates will have experience in working at events or a nonprofit organisation, enjoy working with a diverse team and willing to travel. Please send your CV to Alezeh at

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 Zahra 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: 113770). If you would like to make either a regular or one-off donation to BPF then please contact Zahra at
Sponsoring BPF Events: if you would like to sponsor a BPF event then please contact Alezeh at
Advertise: If you would like to advertise in our newsletter or on our website then please contact the office at
Discounts for BPF members!

A 10% discount is available to all our BPF members who dine at the flagship TKC restaurant in Southall when they mention BPF 
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