It is an immense privilege to represent one of the largest British-Pakistani diasporas in the country. I am amazed every single day at the immense contribution made by our superb Pakistani community here in Ilford, and I congratulate Pakistanis throughout the world as they mark Youm-e-Azadi.

Since being elected as your MP I’ve been privileged to work closely with, and stand in full and complete solidarity alongside, our local Pakistani community time and time again, whether it be in forcing the Government to abandon its dreadful Red List policy, speaking up for the oppressed and downtrodden in Kashmir or raising tens of thousands of pounds for those impact by last years devastating funds.

I will continue to support the Pakistani community of Ilford South in the months and years ahead and look forward to welcoming many more of you to Parliament to discuss important issues with you and your family.

Pakistan Zindabad!