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The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party met with Mr Faiz Ul Rasool, Chair of Labour Friends of Pakistan and Vice-Chair of Muslim Friends of Labour.

The Leader of the Labour Party said ‘I was delighted to meet with Mr Rasool and talk about the importance of the British Pakistani community. I hope to build stronger links with the community in the months to come’.

Faiz ul Rasool Statement on Meeting with Ed Miliband MP Commenting on his meeting with his meeting with the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, Faiz Ul Rasool, Chair of Labour Friends of Pakistan and Vice-Chair of Muslim Friends of Labour, said: 'I was delighted and honoured to meet Ed Miliband. We had an excellent and wide ranging discussion about the issues concerning the British Pakistani and Muslim community. I am pleased to say that Mr Miliband expressed a tremendous commitment to further engage with the community to build deeper and stronger ties. Labour Friends of Pakistan and Muslim Friends will act as a bridge and interface with the Labour Party and it's leader to discuss all issues of concern and to develop policy. Ed Miliband is man of substance and vision and his and the Labour Party's commitment to equality, fairness and social justice cannot be matched by any other leader or party. I urge all British Pakistanis and Muslims to engage with and support the Labour Party'.

Statement & Pictures of the meeting with Ed Rt Hon Ed Miliband

The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party met with Mr Faiz Ul Rasool, Chair of Labour Friends of Pakistan and Vice-Chair of Muslim Friends of Labour....

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GEO Television report on Labour Friends of Pakistan in the year 2011.

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GEO Television report on Labour Friends of Pakistan in the year 2011.

I am tremendously honoured to be a patron of Labour Friends of Pakistan. As a British citizen of Pakistani origin it is truly inspiring to see the excellent work this organisation is doing to strengthen the historic relationship that exists between the UK and Pakistan. At a time when the world is becoming increasingly globalised, it has never been more crucial for our two countries to work together in addressing the challenges we face. Pakistan is one of our most important regional allies. Unfortunately, it faces many challenges on a host of fronts, including its security, infrastructure development and the promotion of good governance.

I am incredibly proud that under the previous Labour Government UK aid to Pakistan was doubled to £480 million with a focus on improving the provision of basic education and healthcare. As a former member of the House of Commons International Development Committee I have seen some of the fantastic work that is being done in Pakistan by the Department for International Development.

I congratulate Faiz ul Rasool – founder & chairman of Labour Friends of Pakistan, and look forward to working with him to further develop the links between the Labour Party and Pakistan.

 

Anas Sarwar MP

Patron of Labour Friends of Pakistan

Message of Anas Sarwar MP

I am tremendously honoured to be a patron of Labour Friends of Pakistan. As a British citizen of Pakistani origin it is truly inspiring to see the excellent work this...

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Rt Hon Ed Miliband and his wife Justine Thornton are at Dinner with Faiz ul Rasool Chair of Labour Friends of Pakistan Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Khalid Mahmood MP, Anas Sarwar MP, Yasmin Qureshi MP, Dave Anderson MP, Mushtaq Lasharie, Pauline McNneil at Manchester conference 2012.

Ed Miliband with guest at Labour party conference Gala Dinner in Manchester 2012

Rt Hon Ed Miliband and his wife Justine Thornton are at Dinner with Faiz ul Rasool Chair of Labour Friends of Pakistan Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Khalid Mahmood MP,... Read more

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LONDON: Opposition leader in the British Parliament Ed Miliband has extended condolences to Pakistani people on the killing of more than two-dozen Pakistani soldiers when they were attacked by US-led Nato/Isaf soldiers and caused outrage in Pakistan. At the launch of the Labour Friends of Pakistan group here at a hotel, the Labour leader said: “We all deeply regret the killing of Pakistani soldiers and its right that the American administration has said it will hold a full inquiry into what happened. We obviously mourn the death of those soldiers and its very right to do so.” The Labour Friends of Pakistan will be led by entrepreneur Faiz Rasool, a long-standing Labour campaigner, who will work towards building further relations between Pakistan and the UK. Shadow Cabinet Ministers Harriet Harman, ED Balls, Tessa Jowell, Yvette Cooper, Stephen Twigg, Sadiq Khan, Jim Murphy, Angela Eagle, Caroline Flint, Rachel Reeves, Liam Byrne, Peter Hain, and parliamentarians Lord Nazir Ahmed, Sir Ghulam Noon, Lord Roy Kennedy, Lord Ray Collins, Khalid Mahmood, Shabana Mahmood, Labour Party Secretary General Iain McNicol, Roshanra Ali, Lord Falconer, former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan and UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries President Qamar Raza attended the event. Ed Miliband, the younger brother of former Foreign Secretary David Miliband, said he was launching the “important initiative” to express thanks to Pakistani and Muslim communities for their Labour support. “We, as a party, hugely value the contribution made by Muslims right across the UK, the contribution they make to the British way of life, we value the contribution they make to our party.

Ed Miliband launches ‘Labour Friends of Pakistan’

LONDON: Opposition leader in the British Parliament Ed Miliband has extended condolences to Pakistani people on the killing of more than two-dozen Pakistani soldiers when they were attacked by US-led...

I am very pleased to see Labour Friends of Pakistan come into formation, and I am proud to serve as a patron. Pakistan gained independence in 1947, while Britain was under Labour Government, and since then there has been a strong relationship between Pakistan and Britain.

Message for Labour Friends of Pakistan from Sadiq Khan

I am very pleased to see Labour Friends of Pakistan come into formation, and I am proud to serve as a patron. Pakistan gained independence in 1947, while Britain was... Read more

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Faiz ul Rasool Founder and Chair of the Labour Friends of Pakistan, said: "On behalf of the Labour Friends of Pakistan, I want to pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee". She has served this country and the whole of the Commonwealth for the last 60 years with unstinting energy, loyalty, and dedication. Hers has been a life of extraordinary public service. She exemplifies a care for the common good of all to which we can all aspire.

Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen on her Diamond Jubilee - Faiz ul Rasool

Faiz ul Rasool Founder and Chair of the Labour Friends of Pakistan, said: "On behalf of the Labour Friends of Pakistan, I want to pay tribute to Her Majesty The...

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“Through our historic connections arising from the Commonwealth, Britain has developed a strong and long-standing relationship with Pakistan. This relationship is further strengthened by over a million strong Pakistani diaspora living in the United Kingdom, who make an incredibly important contribution to our society, our country’s economy and our culture.

Leader of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party

“Through our historic connections arising from the Commonwealth, Britain has developed a strong and long-standing relationship with Pakistan. This relationship is further strengthened by over a million strong Pakistani diaspora... Read more

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