Since April 2016, the PWA has helped nearly 1,000 community members with their online nadra card applications.
This service is supplied by PWA – contact us at 01753 821003.
Below, Sikander Ali (in Urdu) gives his thumbs up to the PWA’s nadra card service.
We look forward to seeing you for a special two day event on 19 and 20 August 2017, celebrating 70 years of Pakistan’s independence from India.
Everyone is welcome!
On Geo, the national Pakistani news channel, Aurang Zaib Chaudhary spoke to members of the Pakistani community about recent events in Pakistan.
We had a great time welcoming young people from the National Citizen Service (NCS), a programme of teens aged 15-17, to PWA Slough on 27 July 2017.
The team will be back in August to give the garden some love and sort our car park! We look forward to seeing a new welcoming garden area at the front of the centre, including new plants in the beds.
Thanks to the UK charity The Challenge, which aims to build a more integrated society, and runs the NCS project. Thanks to Cindy, Kaya and the team.
Hello all,Just sharing some pictures of the lunch on 9th March at Pakistan Welfare Association Slough.Maa sha allah, the lunch group is growing in size every week. Lunch is supplied to elderly ladies and gents every Wednesday after Zuhar Salah (although the ladies’ group is not pictured here). Tea is also served after lunch.I am grateful to all those who attend regularly and share their views and discuss local and other issues. Anyone is welcome. We all have a great time and enjoy gup shup (our discussions). We also do a free health check up every Wednesday for anyone who needs it.I am proud to say that our online Nadra card service is becoming very popular, and we have helped many hundreds of local Pakistani community members, and lots of surrounding areas are also benefiting from this service. We have people coming from High Wycombe, Reading, Chingford, Windsor etc.If all the documents are correct your card is delivered at your doorstep within 10 to 14 days. Do not delay in ringing us and booking an appointment at the PWA office. The telephone number is 01753821003 (after 12pm).Please note yoga classes are starting soon. Lots of activities are on the pipeline. If you have questions about any issues and would like to discuss, you can contact me directly on my mobile no 07989171329.We also need volunteers to help us to run the centre successfully, if you could give a few hours of your time and put a smile on people’s faces.Please note we are getting lots of enquiries regarding marriage bureau services. If anyone is interested to help run this service please do come forward.Jazaak allah,Mohammed Shabbir RajaPresidentPakistan Welfare Association50 Darvills LaneChalvey Slough.
Since March 2016, the newly elected PWA board has been working hard to run a fundraising campaign. The aim is to purchase the building which has housed us on Darvills Lane since 2007.
This is an urgent matter; to secure the heritage of the Pakistani community in Slough for generations to come, and because time is of the essence. The window of opportunity to make the purchase will close within a few months.
The fundraising goal is to reach £330,000, Whilst our community is on the way to reaching our goals, we will need your continued help and support, and financial generosity.
We have set up a permanent donation board at the entrance to PWA Slough, which lists all community members who have donated sums of £1000 or more. Here’s how it looks as donations come – plenty of gaps to be filled!
We’re delighted to publish a list of all generous donors so far, who we appreciate for their kind support:
Whilst every effort is made to ensure full transparency of funds, we ask that if you spot a discrepancy, to kindly ring the number below to rectify this.Transparency is vital to our team: every penny which is donated to purchase the building is recorded with receipts, and online. The donations page is being updated automatically online – just click on PWA donations 2016.
Congratulations to everyone so far, and we hope you will continue to spread the word and dig into your pockets.
President, PWA Slough
On 23 March the PWA celebrated Pakistan Day in Slough. On this day in 1940, the Lahore Declaration was signed by the Founding Fathers of Pakistan.