Community activists

Mohammed Hanif (born November 1964 in Okara, Pakistan) is a British Pakistani writer and journalist. He was born in Okara. He graduated from Pakistan Air Force Academy as a pilot officer, but subsequently left to pursue a career in journalism. He initially worked for Newsline and wrote for The Washington Post and India Today.

Mohammad Asghar (born 30 September 1945), known as Oscar, is a Welsh politician of Pakistani descent, who has been a member of the Welsh Conservative Party, the Welsh Labour Party, and Plaid Cymru. He came to prominence after being elected to the Welsh Assembly in 2007 as a member of Plaid Cymru on the list for South Wales East.

The Lord Mayor for the City of Stoke-on-Trent 2014/15 is Councillor Majid Khan. The Lord Mayor is the First Citizen of Stoke-on-Trent, and with this comes a high profile role in promoting and maintaining the interests of the city and its people. The Lord Mayor attends a variety of engagements throughout his year in office, such as Civic Receptions, Parades and general visits.

Shabana Mahmood MP was born (17 September 1980) and brought up in Small Heath, Birmingham. Between 1981 and 1986 she lived with her family in Taif, Saudi Arabia, as her father relocated there to work as a civil engineer. Her family roots are from Mirpur, Azad Kashmir. When the family returned home to Birmingham, she was educated locally within Birmingham Ladywood constituency, at Small Heath School.

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. Javed Khan has twenty eight years’ experience in the UK public and voluntary sectors, and has developed a track record of successfully managing change through key high profile leadership roles.