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Pakistan celebration dinner in Bradford is hailed a success
More than 600 people turned out at Bradford’s Hilton Hotel on Saturday night to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Pakistan Independence.
The Pakistan Society of West Yorkshire – which celebrates its 20th anniversary next year – organised the event to be a joint celebration with the Eid Milan party.
The event included a meal and live music from a band which travelled over from Manchester to perform.
The actual anniversary of Pakistan Independence was on August 14, but the celebrations were held back because of the month of Ramadan.
Rashid Awan from the Pakistan Society of West Yorkshire said that the event also paid tribute to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year. “The night was absolutely fantastic with an electric atmosphere,” he added.
“We had a lot of dignitaries including the Pakistan Consul General in Bradford, Syed Sail Abbas, and the Bradford Council chief executive Tony Reeves. The managing director of Jet 2 was also there.
“It was a celebration of all the communities in Bradford.”
Pictured (from left) are, Parish Councillor Heathcliffe Bowen David Dinmore, the deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Bradford’s deputy Lord Mayor Coun Mike Gibbons, Bradford Council chief executive Tony Reeves, Jet2.com’s chief comm- ercial officer Steve Heapy, Rashid Awan, president of the Pakistan Association of West Yorkshire, and Asghar Choudhury, general secretary of the Pakistan Society of West Yorkshire.