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By AYESHA BABAR Recently I conducted a social experiment: at a friend’s birthday do in London, I decided to (a bit randomly) ask my friends what was the first thing that came to mind when I said Pakistan. In my heart, I sort of knew the answers I would get...

LET’S TALK with Dr Faraaz

By DR FARAAZ Welcome to my article series! I am a doctor in Emergency Medicine and I hope to start an interesting discussion on issues that affect every community and ones that are hopefully interesting for you. In my upcoming articles for the Asian Sunday I will be exploring ideas,...
Following a trip to Pakistan a Yorkshire woman is organising a chairty event on Sunday 24 January 2016 at Bradford's Anams restaurant, to help raise funds to help the less fortunate in Pakistan Sham Lyn, who works as a volunteer PA for Alan Forster, president of WorldMac (World Martial Arts Council)...
It is believed more than 20 people have been killed and more than 50 injured as gunmen attacked a university in northwest Pakistan. The attack happened wednesday morning at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, just over a hundred kilometeres from the capital Islamabad. Reports indicate that the death toll is likely...
Diabetes now affects 4 million people in the UK we look at myths associated with type 2 and why south Asian people are prone to it. By ALISON BELLAMY People often say to me ‘You don’t look like a diabetic’. I don’t suppose I do.  You don’t necessarily have to be...
Following the Prime Minister’s comments on Radio 4, Bradford East’s MP and Shadow International Development Minister, Imran Hussain, demanded that he apologise for linking extremism with poor English language skills. The Prime Minister made the comments linking extremism amongst Muslims in the UK to a lack of English language skills...
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Writing to the Secretary of State for Education, MP for Bradford East, Imran Hussain expressed substantial concerns regarding the proposals and consultation process on out of school education settings, and urged the Secretary of State to review the situation. Following the Prime Minister’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference in...
By AYYAZ MALIK I am sure we can all relate to a tale of playing cricket in the 'backyard', the times where we played with our family or friends and scored that 'massive hundred' or was a superstar with the ball after a magical spell of bowling. Everyone who is a...
Is it time to emerge from this ‘halal haze’ and acknowledge a ticking health time-bomb in our communities? Nazneen Mehta reports. Everyone remembers their first time. Mine was more than ten years ago in a Lebanese cafe on Edgeware Road, London, and as the halal haze and smell of sweet tobacco enveloped...