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Last Updated: February 08, 2009
First Scottish Muslim Parliamentarian Bashir Ahmad Dead


New Delhi, February 8 Bashir Ahmad, first Scottish Muslim parliamentarian, is no more. According to a press release from the London-based Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), Ahmad, affectionately known as 'Uncle Bashir', laid the foundations for the next generation of Scottish Muslims to play their part in the democratic process.

Having arrived in the United Kingdom at the age of 21, he quickly became a Scottish success story, as an entrepreneur, hotelier, and restaurateur. This was coupled by his commitment to his civic duty, serving five terms as President of the Pakistan Welfare Association. He was elected councillor of Pollokshields East, Glasgow in 2003, and became the first Muslim member of the Scottish Parliament in 2007. His civic spirit, his dignity and his determination to work with all people won him respect and admiration across the political spectrum.

Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) Secretary General Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari said Bashir Ahmad demonstrated the possibility and the need for British Muslims to be civic champions – serving the people around him for the common good. He will be greatly missed, but always remembered for his historic achievements”. (Source: media@mcb.org.uk)

 


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