There are over 32,000 Pakistani-Australians, with over 13,000 living in NSW. Pakistani immigration to Australia was most prominent from the 1970s onwards. There are also a large number of Pakistanis in Australia studying as International Students.
Australia and Pakistan have a strong relationship, built on a shared love of cricket. The Pakistani community in Australia is well represented by the Pakistan Association of Australia, which was established almost 40 years ago.
Shaoquett worked closely with the NSW Pakistani Community following the Pakistani Floods, hosting a fundraiser to raise money to support victims. Shaoquett has made 2 trips to Pakistan, the most recent this year to distribute 2 containers of wheelchairs.