Birmingham has the largest Pakistani community in the UK. Muslims are already the majority religious group in its schools.
Since the days of the Lunar Men, Birmingham has been a leader of cities. But, can it sustain its success without the active participation of its Pakistani citizens?
This extensively researched letter from one of its ‘adopted’ sons comments on race relations in the city and draws attention to the wholesale exclusion of Pakistanis from centres of opportunities and power.
Is it time for positive action strategies, even a new ‘social contract’, to be put in place? For the journey ahead, a route map is suggested in the form of ‘Birmingham Principles’.
This social commentary is directed at everyone who cares for Birmingham’s future