Chaudhri Riaz

Born: 10th June 1946

Nanka Kohana, Pakistan

Date of interview: 25th May 2006

Map showing where Chaudhri Riaz came from

And how have you maintained contact with people in Pakistan?

Yes, ten days ago or two weeks ago I went back on official tour because I wanted to see the chairman of ERRA because I have started RIPER with Martin Salter, which is an abbreviation of Reading Initiative for, Pakistan Earthquake Relief. So we have decided to take over a project in Pakistan, a primary school which we will be actually funding from here and building that school. There will be a plaque put there in the name of RIPER. So I would say that that would be a wonderful thing, you know. So I went there, I saw the chairman ERRA, Earthquake Reconstruction Relief Authority. And I saw a few other people there, a few other ministers, the Inspector General of Police and all that. Deputy Mayor of Reading Chris Maskell. He was with me as well.

And so, yes I have ... kept in touch, you know, I never broke my link with you know them because I visited them regularly and I see them and you know I got good friends there and my relatives, my friends and yes, I enjoyed it. That's a good way to get away from your normal routine life for a few weeks and relax, recharge your battery and come back again into the pressure life.