CAMPAIGNING WORK

  • Directed a successful national fundraising campaign to raise £1 million and build 1000 new homes in Pakistan following the devastating floods of 2010
  • Directed a successful international fundraising campaign for the Ucare Foundation (formerly the Pakistan Foundation), enabling it to establish 3 state of the art free hospitals in rural Pakistan. The first Foundation hospital opened its doors in 2006 and now treats over 5000 patients a month
  • Worked with the Chief Minister of Punjab to help improve emergency service’s provision in Punjab, which amongst other things resulted in the setting up of Rescue 1122 – a dedicated free hotline number for accessing the Punjab Emergency Services
  • Assisted leaders of the Sikh Community in achieving their ambitions for a purpose built Gurdwara for Glasgow’s Sikh community
  • Assisted leaders of the Muslim community in their successful campaign for a new Muslim burial site in Glasgow which spans over 30 acres and will accommodate the needs of the Muslim community for the next 50 to 60 years
  • Successfully negotiated the extradition of 3 individuals back to the UK who had fled to Pakistan in order for them to stand trial for the murder of Scottish teenager Kriss Donald
  • Successfully negotiated and secured the release of British Pakistani girls forced into marriage in Pakistan
  • Successfully led the campaign to save Scotland’s Shipyards
  • After 7/7 – Visited all Major cities and towns in the UK to create better understanding between communities
  • Campaigner for the implementation of United Nations Resolutions on Palestine and the creation of a independent Palestinian state living in peace side by side with the state of Israel
  • Led delegations to visit the West Bank and Gaza and highlight the suffering of the people of Palestine
  • Campaigner for a peaceful resolution between India and Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir
  • Founding member, Save the Bosnian Campaign, 1995
  • Campaigner, Anti-Apartheid Movement in Africa
  • Campaigner for Woman’s rights, focusing on tackling domestic violence and forced marriage
  • Post 9/11 campaigned within the UK to avoid any backlash against Muslims by Non Muslims
  • Campaigned against war in Iraq in the Parliament.