High Commissioner inaugurates the new Consulate Building in Bradford and meets with Community
H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, during his visit to Bradford, inaugurated the new Consulate Building in Bradford on 16 August 2017. Shifting of new Consulate has been appreciated by the Community.
The attendees of the event comprised members of the community, Mayors, Councillors, business persons, media representatives and professionals from various fields i.e. Doctors, engineers, solicitors and accountants. Naz Shah MP also attended the event.
Main features of the new Consulate are:
- Independent Building in Centre of City with easy access
- Easy access for physically challenged/disabled persons
- 14 free parking spaces
- All facilities provided within the Consulate, i.e. Bank Counter, Photocopier, Photo booth, vending machine, etc
The High Commissioner praised the new facility and got very positive feedback from the Community. Addressing the community, he applauded their important role in the socio-cultural and economic fields in the UK. However, he urged the community to enhance the level of integration with the mainstream British society to take advantage of the educational and economic opportunities available in this country.
The High Commissioner underscored the importance of women and youth participation in social and community events for developing their confidence and other necessary social skills and provision of quality education for the children and youth.
The High Commissioner also reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to providing political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir for their rightful cause of self-determination. However, he stated that Pakistan believes in a peaceful neighbourhood and wants to resolve all outstanding issues through peaceful means.
The High Commissioner commended the efforts of Consul General Bradford, Ahmad Amjad Ali, in relocating the Consulate to a purpose made building.