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I specialize in strategic planning, incubating charities, motivational public speaking, community fundraising and engagement, both locally and internationally.
I have worked alongside government ministers and corporate directors, community leaders and volunteers, both on a strategic level and on the ground support, assisting many natural and man-made disaster areas around the world.
I enjoy travelling and when time allows I am a keen sitar player.
More about Me...
I was born in a small, rural village called Pehr Hali, district Rawalpindi but grew up in Islamabad Pakistan. After completing my 7th class in 'Islamabad College For Boys' Islamabad, I joined my parents (1980) in Glasgow, Scotland.
After my graduation, I joined Imperial Chemical Industries ( ICI) in Dumfries as a chemical engineer. In 1994, I took up manager position with Autosafe, Motherwell.
I have had a fortunate life in Scotland, as it seems that I have often been in the right place at the right time. After 9 years in management at Autosafe, I gained 'Head of Islamic Relief (Scotland)' position with Islamic Relief Worldwide, a British-registered, International non-governmental organisation. My role involved responsibility for the leadership and management of Islamic Relief (Scotland) making sure the team delivered the organisational aims and objectives in the most creative and innovative manner possible with excellence. I also supported Islamic Relief (UK) in the overall direction of the organisation.
Throughout the course of my work I have visited/worked in Sudan, Niger, Ethiopia, Somaliland, Indonesia, Pakistan, Kashmir, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Syria, Palestine, Kenya, Somalia, Australia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Australia and South Africa.
On-stage Fundraising- some of the towns and cities I have fundraised include; London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford, Liverpool, Oldham, Rochdale, Blackburn, Cardiff, Newport, Bristol, Walsal, Nottingham, Derby, Ilford, High Wycombe, Leicester, Luton, Slough, Newcastle, Middlesbourgh, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling, Falkirk, Kirkcaldy, Motherwell.
Overseas; Amsterdam, Durban, Johannesburgh, CapeTown, Sydney, Dublin, Barcelona, Rawalpindi, Islamabad
Public Speaking; in schools; Aberdeen Grammar, Northfield Academy, Robert Gordon's college, Gordon schools (Huntly), Ellon Academy (Ellon), Kemnay Academy (Kemnay), Tobermory Primary and Secondary (Isle of Mull), Banchory Academy (Banchory), Hillhead High, Bellahouston Academy, Hutchison Grammer, Shawlands Academy, Bannerman High, Eastwood High, Jordanhill High, Notre Dame, Taylor High (Lanarkshire), and in numerous primary schools throughout Strathclyde and Aberdeenshire regions.
Universities, conferences, public meetings, trainings & workshops on Cultutral Diversity, Citizenship, Faith and Charity, Poverty in general, Sustainable development, Education and development, Global Citizenship etc..
My Media experience includes numerous apperances on local, regional and national radio and TV and many interviews with national print and online media publications.
My topic of interests: International Development, Children and Youth development programmes, Civil Society, Human rights.
Away from work, I always enjoy travelling, video blogging and when time allows I play sitar at various functions in Scotland.
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Honours and Awards
Robert Burns Humanitarian Award 2010
Scottish Young Muslims Life-Time Achievement Award (2008)
Community services 2007
Aberdeen Champion (2005)
Best Islamic Relief Branch 2005
Imperial Chemical Industries (Dumfries) Quality Award (1992)