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The British Pakistan Foundation was established in 2010 to connect those in the UK working to support the socio-economic development of Pakistan and its people. At the British Pakistan Foundation, we are committed to facilitating and connecting those with a shared goal of a better future for Pakistan.
BPF Women’s Network holds dinner for Advisory Council

The BPF Women’s Network held its first meeting and dinner for women on the Advisory Council on 28th May in Mayfair. The meeting brought together women from various sectors and levels of seniority to discuss how professional Pakistani women can inspire further achievement for other professional women.

The working dinner was hosted by BPF Chairman, Asif Rangoonwala. Also in attendance were BPF’s new CEO Ahmereen Reza, as well as Saira Awan-Malik and Ahlya Fateh, the founding members of BPF’s Women’s Network.

The evening commenced with networking followed by an invitation from Ahmereen Reza for the women to mark the beginning of a movement whereby they, as the British Pakistani diaspora, would have a say on how BPF is to move forward. Asif Rangoonwala endorsed this with an overview of BPF and the areas which the Advisory Council can help develop the aims of the organisation. He described his vision for BPF being akin to a computer, where the BPF is the hardware and the support and initiatives by the diaspora are the computer programmes.

The Advisory Council consists of women from all industries and present at the dinner were directors from GSK, journalists such as Fifi Haroon, Councillor Rabia Bhatti and Nikki Hubbard from the Metropolitan Police.


You can find pictures from the event here

Dear Reader,

A warm and happy new year from all of us at the British Pakistan Foundation!

BPF has had a busy year and we are all set for an even better 2014. We have a number of great stories to share with you.

We’re delighted to share our new website with you. Our new website features a media gallery where you can see pictures and videos from our previous events, a news section for all the latest BPF news and more information about our work. We’d love to hear your thoughts on our new site! You can send your feedback to

The BPF Women’s Network had an incredibly successful year with a networking event on 17th September 2013 at the Lansdowne Club in London and the first Inspirational Women’s Speaker Series event in December. We were overwhelmed by the many successful women who joined us to hear our speakers at both events and look forward to more events like this in the future.

BPF Board Members spoke at a number of events recently, including Open London and the Muslim Charities Forum Conference. We are also pleased to announce a government post appointment of a BPF Board member.

BPF is recruiting for the role of Senior Manager. Read on to find out how you can apply!

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