Pakistan Independence Day celebration 2016
The local Pakistani community came to together on Sunday 14th August 2016 in a mood of celebration to mark the Pakistan Independence Day with all the razzmatazz. Organised by the Huddersfield Pakistani Community Alliance (HPCA) and supported by local businesses, the event at the Hudawi Cultural Centre was a huge success.
Over 200 people from different walks of life attended. The event truly had a family like feel to it. Amongst a long list of dignitaries present were also included Ahmed Amjad Ali the Consul General of Pakistan from Bradford, Maqsood Ahmed OBE, Director of Community Development (Muslim Hands), Cannon Yaqub Massih MBE , Cllr. Fozia Shaheen from Bradford and Cllr. Mohan Sokhal from Huddersfield.
It was an amazing evening of fun, food and music. Cannon Yaqub Massih was awarded for his services to community cohesion and interfaith relations, and Haji Haneef Asad, an elder member of the community and founder member of HPCA, was awarded in recognition of his enduring commitment to HPCA.
Rashad Bokhari, the Chief Executive of HPCA said, “ We are pleased to be able to organise the event. We could have not done it without the support of the local business community. Pakistanis are part of the civic pride of Huddersfield. It is important that we celebrate and share our heritage with others.”