Councillor Ch. Akhtar Zaman
|Councillor Ch. Akhtar Zaman JP, born in 1967 in Jataria Klan, a village near Lalamusa, Pakistan lives in Bolton.|
Councillor Ch. Akhtar Zaman JP, born in 1967 in Jataria Klan, a village near Lalamusa, Pakistan lives in Bolton. He attended a primary school in the nearby village Chak Rajadi and went to Govt. Islamia High School, Lalamusa where he excelled in his secondary education. After passing his matriculation exam with excellent marks, he attended Federal Govt. Degree College Kharian Cantt. At the age of eighteen, he came to live in the UK and continued his higher education mainly because his late father, Subedar Shah Mohammad always pushed him to do well in education and to be successful in life. Charged with a burning desire to do well, Akhtar Zaman graduated from Bolton Institute of Higher Education in 1991.
He joined the Labour Party in 1996, stood unsuccessfully in two local elections as a Labour candidate before getting elected in his own ward with a huge majority in 2002 local elections. In 1998, at the age of 31, he was also appointed Justice of the Peace and was one of the youngest magistrates appointed that year. He is a governor of Bolton Sixth Form College and a local primary school.
He has been a governor of Bolton Community College and is a reserve Labour candidate for the North West for the 2004 European elections. After working in local government at a senior post for over five years, Akhtar Zaman has recently joined Northwest Development Agency as Inclusion and Diversity Manager.