Outstanding British Pakistanis

Across the community, in the last 50 years, the contributions of British Pakistanis to society are vast and varied. Ranging from pioneering doctors and humanitarians to history-making politicians, these outstanding individuals are stepping up as role models for the next generation. The Outstanding British Pakistani programme showcases the successes of these contributors and celebrates their achievements with them.

The Outstanding British Pakistanis Programme covers a special feature and interview in our monthly newsletter with an illustrious British Pakistani who has made a positive contribution in their profession, local community, charity etc. to serve as a “role model” for our community to inspire the next generation of leaders. Please find below some of the illustrious British Pakistanis featured in our newsletters each month:

ShahidAzeem – June 2017

ShahidAzeem – June 2017

ShahidAzeem is an award winning British-Pakistani entrepreneur andphilanthropist, and one of Surrey’s best-known business leaders. In addition to a string of successful businesses, he has been named one of the Top 100 most influential Muslims in the UK by Royal Bank...

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Raishma Islam – May 2017

Raishma Islam – May 2017

BPF caught up with British Pakistani fashion designer Raishma Islam, who worked as anAssistant Designer to Elizabeth Emanuel, famed for creating Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress, she then was inspired to launch her self- named label in 1998 after much...

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Sadiq Khan – May 2016

Sadiq Khan, Europe’s most powerful Muslim politician, is an inspiration to the community, all Britons and the world at large, and a success story that motivates us all. Khan is also BPF’s illustrious British Pakistani of the month! At this landmark moment in world...

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Mohammad Shoaib Memon – September 2019

Mohammad Shoaib Memon is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Europe Arab Bank plc and a director of a number of companies of the Group in Europe. He was also the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Bank during 2018 responsible for management of the Bank’s...
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Adil Javed – August 2019

How did you get started in your career? Wow, ok, let me see…..which career shall I start with?! I think when I look back I actually started acting at a very early age, actors are spontaneous and have to be able to adjust to situations quickly and I used those skills...
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Dr Shahid Latif – July 2019

How did you get started in your career? I graduated as a doctor in 1995 and have been working in Psychiatry since 1997. I’ve always had a keen interest in the human psych and how we operate on a day to day basis from a psychological perspective. I became a consultant...
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 Shahzad Younas – June 2019

How did you get started in your career? Graduated in comp sci...but back in 2005, Finance and trading was the hot sector to be in, so I applied for an internship at Morgan Stanley in trading....and Alhamdullilah got my first (and only job) after that!  I rose up the...
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Sheikh Bilal Khan – April 2019

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Hashim Bhatti – February 2019

Outstanding British Pakistani of the Month: Hashim Bhatti CEO of HB Capital A short bio: Hashim Bhatti is a corporate lawyer by background with a Masters in Economics, Politics, Philosophy and Law. He is the CEO of HB Capital, which operates from the...
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Sahar Farooqi– January 2018

Barrister & Director of Advocacy DWF Advocacy Ltd How did you get started in your career? In truth it began when I was asked to read a match report of my school’s football team at assembly in front of a couple of hundred people. I was six. The...
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Amjad Pervez– October 2018

Amjad Pervez: Chairman of JumpStart Pakistan What has been a highlight of your career? The highlight of my life was the moment I decided to leave my  secure job in financial services and take the plunge to start our very humble family business,a  typical...
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Nazli Imtiaz – August 2018

Nazli Imtiaz is a London-based dentist with over 18 years of experience under her belt. We caught up with her on her career journey so far: What sparked your interest in dentistry? I did work experience as a dental nurse in 1989. I kept working as a...
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Ahlya Fateh – July 2018

Ahlya Fateh is the Managing Director of Amanda Wakeley Ltd. We caught up with her on her career journey so far: What encouraged you to study French and Russian? My uncle Syed Usama Rafique was a ballet dancer and studied in the Soviet Union at the Vaganova...
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Annual Impact Reports Jan to Dec – 2017 & 2018

Message from the Chair of the Board
I envisage that the British Pakistani community have their own platform and support system to take advantage of the country they are born in and contribute back to society within every sector of the UK community. We have started on the journey but there is a lot more that needs to be done.




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