Educators

"PAKHOO", a Punjabi book of poems by Riaz Khokhar Mian, a Pakistani poet and teacher has been published in Lahore. Punjabi is the language of the most populous province of Pakistan. It is also spoken by a large number of people in India's Punjab state. The word "pakhoo" is used in Punjabi for birds and is associated with their flights in solitude.

Mona Siddiqui, OBE, FRSE, FRSA (born 3 May 1963) is a British Pakistani Muslim academic. She is Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh. and is a member of the Commission on Scottish Devolution. She is also a regular contributor to Thought for the Day and Sunday on BBC Radio 4, and to The TimesThe ScotsmanThe GuardianSunday Herald.

Tariq Modood, MBE, FAcSS (born 1952) is a British Pakistani Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy at the University of Bristol (1997– ). Modood is the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship and one of the leading authorities on ethnic minorities in Britain. He was awarded an MBE for services to social sciences and ethnic relations in the 2001 New Year Honours list and elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2004.

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.

Adeeba also has extensive experience of working with major public and private companies on equality and diversity projects.

Qaisra Shahraz is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an award-winning novelist, playwright, education consultant and a college inspector. Born in Pakistan she has lived in Manchester since her childhood. She is a devoted parent of three sons. As well as being a strong, active member of the Pakistani community here in the UK, she has excellent links with Pakistan in various capacities.