Due to the success of the last Winter Meena Bazaar, we have set up this event, which will take place from 11am to 4pm on 29th February 2020. We have a multitude of stalls set up including a henna stall, so please do bring the family along for a day of fun!
I am very pleased to inform you all that the PWA has managed to raise enough funds to complete the purchase of our community centre at 50 Darvills Lane, Chalvey, Slough, for £622,700 on 10th May 2019.
This was a very long process, as when we took over we were told that the asking price was £330,000 for a 99 year leasehold, but the Cabinet disagreed due to a lack of proof of funding, and so the asking price increased to over £800,000 for a freehold.
After more than 2 years of discussions, negotiations and hard work by our current PWA team, we finally managed to agree on the price being £622,700 freehold with no restrictions on the building.
This was raised with £190,000 of public donations, and £440,000 was loaned by some businessmen originally from Slough. We have an existing post with a list of donations here and will be updating this to thank all our well wishers. We would also like to thank the significant contributions of the following people:
Abdul Sattar (Vice President of the PWA) £200,000
Ashiq Ali (Chalvey Supermarket) £100,000
Abdul Rauf Ajram (Stoke Poges) £50,000
Khurram Saba (Saba B&B) £50,000
Mohammed Shabbir Raja (President of the PWA) £10,000
Mohammed Khurshid (General Secretary of the PWA) £10,000
Atiq Sandhu (Ambala Sweet Centre) £10,000
Majid Butt £10,000
As president I am very humbled and would like to personally thank my team and these individuals who had the faith in me to complete this process.
We are excited about the future and have many plans to update the building and to reach out to and help our community. We welcome any suggestions you have, and and any volunteers who can help us achieve these goals.
Mohammed Shabbir Raja
President of the PWA
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We are excited to share that we are starting an Urdu school at the PWA. We believe it’s important for our children to learn to speak, read and write in their mother tongue to help understand their culture and identity. Please see the image below and for further details you can contact either
Mrs Kausar Akhtar on 07915 439753 or Mohammed Shabbir, PWA president on 07989 171329
We would like to express our gratitude to our generous donors, who continue to support the community effort, and for whom we have updated the lists below.
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.
Tel: 01753 821003
In a wide-ranging town hall style debate, issues affecting Pakistani migrants in the UK were discussed on a special edition of the topical programme, for 92 News, a Pakistan-based Urdu news channel.
Is PIA (Pakistan Airlines) charging too much money for expats to go back to Pakistan, conversely affecting their children who are missing a chance at exploring their roots? Is the Pakistani ID card (Nadra card) too expensive, at 100 pounds for a card valid for ten years? Should there be more help for overseas citizens who have homes in Pakistan, and who cannot directly deal with the administration?
Held in Slough, presenter Shazia Zeeshan invited guests including Ishrat Shah, the first female Muslim mayor of Slough and Zainab Khan, director of the Fostering Agency.
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!