24th October 2020

Pakistan National Day Reception held at Manchester Museum 

Pakistan national day reception held at Manchester museum Lord mayor of Manchester coucillor Carl Austin mayors of Oldham and Trafford MEP Amjad Bashir greater Manchester Police Commissioner Tony Lloyd consul generals of Bangladesh and Iraq attended among others. 

National anthems of both countries played and a short documentary on Pakistan was shown.

Director of Museum Nick Merriman welcomed the guests and said that they hope to displsy Pakistani heritage and the stories of British Pakistanis through the upcoming South Asia Gallery in the museum.Consul General Zahoor Ahmed highlighted the cultural links between Pakistan and UK and said that in this is the 70 th anniversary year many similar events will be held to highlight Pakistan ‘s cultural heritage in UK.He urged upon Pakistani community members to support the South Asia gallery project as they are the biggest South Asian community in Manchester.

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