Community Activists

These are some of the prominent British Pakistanis who are recognised as eminent Community Activists in the United Kingdom. This is a non-exhaustive list of British Pakistani Community Activists. Please contact us if you can help us to improve our listings by suggesting any amendments or additions. Please contact us if you can help us to improve our listings by suggesting any amendments or additions. Please visit our nominations page if you would like us to publish about someone on our web site.

Dr. Ghayas Uddin Siddiqui

Dr. Ghayasuddin Siddiqui
Ghayasuddin Siddiqui is an academic and political activist. He was born in Delhi, India, migrated to Pakistan in late 1947 and moved to the UK in 1964.

Ghayasuddin Siddiqui is an academic and political activist. He was born in Delhi, India, migrated to Pakistan in late 1947 and moved to the UK in 1964.

Bashir Maan CBE

Bashir Mann
Bashir Maan CBE (born October 1926) is a Pakistani-Scottish politician, businessman, judge, community worker and writer. In 1970 he became the first Muslim to be elected to a representative office in the United Kingdom, serving as a Labour Party councillor for the Kingston ward of the City of Glasgow Corporation.

Saima Afzal MBE

Saima Afzal
Saima Afzal is a researcher and well respected human rights activist. She was born in 1971 in Pakistan and arrived in the UK at the age of four. Saima has worked in the field of research and community development particularly in relation to religion, gender and South Asian culture.

Javed Khan

Javed Khan is former Chief Executive of the British charity Victim Support.
Javed Khan is former Chief Executive of the British charity Victim Support. Khan who is of Pakistani/Kashmiri origin, is also a member of the Whitehall Social Policy Forum and an adviser to the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Programme.

Adeeba Malik MBE

Adeeba Malik
Adeeba Malik was born in Bradford and trained as a teacher. She taught religious education in a Bradford school before joining QED in 1992 where she manages a number of social, educational and economical projects.

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist, now settled in the UK, for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.

Salma Yaqoob

Salma Yaqoob
Salma Yaqoob (born 1971) is the former leader, and former vice-chair, of the Respect Party and a former Birmingham City Councillor. Yaqoob's parents, Mohammad and Gulzarda Yaqoob, emigrated to the UK from Pakistan in the 1960s, and her father worked in a mill before joining the Royal Mail.

Ghulam Rasul Shahzad OBE

Ghulam Rasul Shahzad
Ghulam Rasul Shahzad is the founder member and the Chairman of the Reward International – a charitable organisation set up in Rochdale, which aims to help promote health and education to people in need.
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