Pakistan Club is a Bradford based social club that is non-political and non-religious that aims to provide a positive vehicle for the Pakistani heritage people in the UK to celebrate their special cultural days, provide a neutral platform for people of similar interests and tastes to interact and also to counter some of the more negative perceptions created about the Pakistani diaspora in the UK.
The Club has a formal structure for its decision-making and that is through an appointment of President who oversees the entire work of the Club and a Board of Directors. A leading commercial lawyer in the city holds the former office whereas the latter is an office occupied by a high profile International Accountant with a thriving practice established decades ago. Members of the Board Directors come from diverse professional backgrounds and fatuously for the Club, they share the love of their country of birth and wish to project image of it that implies that Pakistanis can integrate in the host culture and more than that that the Pakistani diaspora can and do contribute to the British society and its economy. The Club is self-financing and hopes one day to have its own premises to provide a bricks and mortar ‘home’ to its members.
The Club is run in democratic and transparent manner with good team spirit that encourages voluntary effort to promote the Club’s work. This structure and the good-will within the Club has resulted in the Club, within a short span of time to carve out a niche for itself in promoting internal discourse within the Pakistani community and also in engaging with other communities particularly the host community, through organising many social events that have engaged people from many diverse fields such as; poetry, music, good governance, UK armed forces, politics spanning different ideologies, education and charity.
Every year, Pakistan Club holds a dinner event in late March to mark the historic Pakistan Day and this flagship event is attended by people from different social and economic strata and also from different communities who have become friends of the Club and what it stands for.
The Club normally funds these large scale and high profile events that can cost tens of thousands of pounds through Director contributions, sale of tickets and sponsorships through a range of marketing vehicles.
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