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500 British-Pakistanis contesting UK’s local govt elections

LONDON: More than 500 British-Pakistanis are contesting in the UK local government elections  being held today.  Elections are being held in 150 local authorities, spanning metropolitan and district councils, unitary authorities and London boroughs. Candidates are contesting for 4,410 seats in around 150 councils – including all 32 London boroughs, as well as every ward in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. Watford, Hackney, Newham, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets will elect mayors while the first-ever mayor…

Pakistani-origin bus driver in UK shoots Bollywood-like movie using smartphone

LONDON: A Pakistani-British citizen, who is a bus driver by profession, now proudly holds the title of an award-winning feature film director. What’s more Impressive is that the whole movie was shot on his smartphone with zero budget! Asif Raja who drives buses in Huddersfield and is a local radio presenter shot a Bollywood-esque romantic thriller using a smartphone. The film was shot in a period of three months. His movie is called Ehsaas (which in Urdu means ‘perceptiveness’) and was shot at locations including…