Outstanding British Pakistanis

Across the community, in the last 50 years, the contributions of British Pakistanis to society are vast and varied. Ranging from pioneering doctors and humanitarians to history-making politicians, these outstanding individuals are stepping up as role models for the next generation. The Outstanding British Pakistani programme showcases the successes of these contributors and celebrates their achievements with them.

The Outstanding British Pakistanis Programme covers a special feature and interview in our monthly newsletter with an illustrious British Pakistani who has made a positive contribution in their profession, local community, charity etc. to serve as a “role model” for our community to inspire the next generation of leaders. Please find below some of the illustrious British Pakistanis featured in our newsletters each month:

Hira Ali- July 2020

Hira Ali- July 2020

Hira Ali is author of the renowned book: Her Way to the Top: A guide to smashing the glass ceiling which has received international awards and outstanding testimonials worldwide. She is also an inspiring and well-recognised leadership expert and career coach who has...

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Sadiq Khan – May 2016

Sadiq Khan, Europe’s most powerful Muslim politician, is an inspiration to the community, all Britons and the world at large, and a success story that motivates us all. Khan is also BPF’s illustrious British Pakistani of the month! At this landmark moment in world...

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Zara Mohammed – July 21

Zara Mohammed is a Law & Politics graduate. She is currently a third sector consultant. In 2018, she was the Assistant Secretary General at the Muslim Council of Britain as well as the head of Media and Communications for the Muslim Council of Scotland. In January...

Muhammad Ali – May 21

Muhammad Ali is a British professional boxer who made history on 9th May 2018 after becoming worlds first type one diabetic to be granted a professional license by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBOfC). He is an ambassador for Diabetes UK, JDRF, IDF...

Lord Sarfraz – April 21

Lord Sarfraz is a Member of the House of Lords. On his nomination, he became the third youngest Peer in parliament. He was previously a Treasurer of the Conservative Party and an advisor to the party leadership on outreach.  His career has included roles in private...

Atifa Shah – March 2021

A former Youth Member of Parliament and GE19 Parliamentary Candidate, Atifa is a renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist who combines a successful management consulting career with active community involvement at local, national and international level. Beginning her...

Cllr. Waseem Zaffar MBE – February 2021

Born and brought up in the Lozells neighbourhood in Birmingham, the area he represents, Councillor Waseem Zaffar is the Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Birmingham City Council. This brings together the responsibilities for: sustainable transport policy...

Ali Farid Khawaja- January 2021

Ali Farid Khwaja is the Chairman of KASB Securities, a leading stock brokerage in Pakistan. He is based in London and lives with his wife Mubashira and daughters Mashal (10) and Manahil (7). He also works for the Asian...

Akhtar M. Zaidi (FCA)-December 2020

Akhtar is an ex-partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC), who has worked in numerous global offices such as London, New York. He was previously the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Dabbagh in Saudi Arabia and co-founded Dabbagh Information...

Zahra shah- October 2020

Zahra is the Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Seers – UK’s leading privacy and consent management platform for companies worldwide (https://www.seersco.com). She has a background in Management Consultancy with over a decade of...

Major Naveed Muhammad MBE-September 2020

Major Naveed Muhammad MBE joined the Royal Corps of Signals Army Reserve in December 1987.  Trained as a Communications Systems Operator, he held a normal mix of Squadron roles up to the rank of WO2.  Commissioned in 2007, he embarked on the first of his Full Time...

Dr Suhail Chughtai- August 2020

Dr Suhail Chughtai FRCS, Orthopaedic Surgeon & Medico.legal Examiner, ​​Microsoft Certified Specialist & Tele-health Expert (Pakistan, UAE, KSA, USA, UK), Masters in Telemedicine & e-Health (ongoing), P​rofessor, Faculty of Health...

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