I had the pleasure of meeting the new High Commissioner of Pakistan to the UK, Dr. Mohammed Faisal, alongside Lord Wajid Khan. Ilford, home to one of the largest Pakistani communities in the UK, provided the backdrop for our discussions.
Our productive chat centered on supporting the diaspora community, addressing the situation in Kashmir, and boosting trade relations. The Ilford South Pakistani Coordinating Committee, established by my office last year, played a crucial role in facilitating these discussions.
Ilford takes pride in being a vibrant home to the Pakistani community, contributing significantly to our borough’s cultural diversity.