There can be no doubt that events in 1947 changed the socio-political landscape in South Asia beyond recognition. Over the course of 1947 and 1948, 10-15 million people crossed the border between the newly independent countries of India and Pakistan in both directions: this was the single largest population movement in recent history (George, 2007). In 2017, 70 years after Partition, it is important to recognise these events and to ensure that their impact is understood. In order to do this, it is crucial to engage with those individuals and communities affected. Many projects in Pakistan and around the world, such as the Citizen’s Archive project, are working towards this. For the British Council in Pakistan, one of the crucial groups to engage with is the Pakistani diaspora in the UK.