Over the years there have been many people from Waisa living overseas. In addition to being tremendous ambassadors for Waisa they have additionally provided a new source of income to the village that previously did not exist. This income has helped to develop the village in numerous ways by increasing trade and general prosperity.
The people of Waisa have played a significant role in developing the infrastructure of the UK after World War Two, working in various sectors including, public services, transport, engineering, retail, medicine, textiles, and steel.
The UK government of the time invited people from the Commonwealth to work in the thriving wool, steel and cotton industries, the reason for this was that mills and factories began to revert to a twenty four hour working culture and therefore needed people to help maintain an ailing workforce. This provided a great opportunity for the people of developing countries to move to UK and begin new lives across the country.
Towns and cities such as Bradford, Oldham, Burnley, Manchester, Bury, Oxford, London, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Gloucester all host people from Waisa. Mir Akbar Baba (Marki Khail), Waris Khan Baba (Wardag) and Haji Anwar Khan (Bata Khail) were the first people who immigrated to England and subsequently brought many of their relatives and friends to England.
Before the separation of India and Pakistan in 1947, Hindus Muslims and Sikhs lived together peacefully in Waisa and the surrounding areas.When the separation occurred most of the non Muslims by choice migrated to India from Waisa, there are still sign of their houses and their businesses in Waisa. Many of the Muslim families from Waisa who were settled in India especially in Mumbai chose to stay whilst their remaining relatives still stayed in Pakistan.