Bashir Ahmad (politician)

Bashir Ahmad (Politician)

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Bashir Ahmad (12 February 1940 – 6 February 2009) was a Scottish National Party politician. He was elected to the Scottish Parliament to represent the Glasgow region at the 2007 election, and was the first MSP to be elected from an Asian-Scots or Muslim background. and his trail blazing active compassion for a better, more inclusive society.

Early life

Born in Amritsar, British India (pre-partition), he emigrated to Scotland in 1961 at the age of 21, settling in Moray Place, the famous Alexander Greek Thomson Terrace, Glasgow. Ahmad built his business empire and achieved success as an entrepreneur, a hotelier, and a restaurateur. He served five terms as President of the Pakistan Welfare Association.

Political career

Ahmad had long been active in the SNP. In 1995, he founded Asian Scots for Independence to attract more Asian-Scots to the party. He retired from business in 2003 to devote himself to politics. In that year's elections, he...
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