Event at Pakistani High Commission

 

Lord Sheikh attended and spoke at a meeting and buffet dinner which was organised at the Pakistani High Commission by Kemal Butt, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Forum of the Conservative Party. Alistair Burt MP, Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, also attended and spoke at the event.

Lord Sheikh in his speech talked about the United Kingdom’s relationship with Pakistan and the fact that the British Government has pledged a sum of over £600m in aid to Pakistan which could make Pakistan the largest recipient of foreign aid from the United Kingdom. The funds are to be utilised for education, health, job creation, building of infrastructure and empowerment of women.

Updated: 02/12/2011 — 1:13 PM