A leading businessman is visiting Pakistan and India to help increase trade between Bradford and the two countries.

Fazal Hussain, 66, is chairman of the Bradford Asian Business Forum.

He is also owner of two businesses in the city - Wellfield Investments and Worldwide Stores - both in Great Horton.

Mr Hussain is spending three weeks in the two countries meeting business people and top politicians in an attempt to boost export and import opportunities.

His tour will start in Islamabad in Pakistan where he will meet bosses and discuss ways of transporting machinery to help kidney patients.

The tour will also take in Mirpur and involve discussions on how textile machinery can be reconditioned by engineers from Bradford to help the textile industry in Pakistan.

Mr Hussain will then move to Karachi where he will look at how jewellery made there can be exported to Britain.

He will then move on to New Delhi and parts of the Punjab in India.

"The aim is to try and make links between businesses in Bradford and in Pakistan and India.

"I will be talking to business people and politicians to see how exports and imports can be improved.

"Firms in India and Pakistan make cotton and leather goods which I believe could be successfully exported to the UK."

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