BIRMINGHAM: The launch of a book penned by Mohammed Saeed Mughal MBE was held at a hotel here which was attended by Roger Godsiff MP, Mayor, Councillors, writers, scholars, media persons, faith leaders, Pakistani and Kashmiri community members.
Barrister Ashraf Mughal conducted the proceedings. Among the keynote speakers were Roger Godsiff MP, Dr Z U Khan, former Lord Mayor of Birmingham Sue Anderson, former Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Shafique Shah, Riaz Butt, former Chief Prosecutor of AJK, Cllr. Mohammed Afzal, Yaqub Nizami, Malik Fazal Hussain, Mirza Mohammed Khalid, Mohammed Ayyub MBE, Dr Khurram Bashir, Sheir Khan, Dr Akhtar Zaman Ghauri, Professor Ahmed Raza, Maqsood Rehman Qureshi, Asif Mahmood Baratlvi, Mrs Bilqees Raja, A A Malik, Mrs Talat Salim, Asif Qureshi and other.
They expressed their views and stated that the autobiography of Mohammed Saeed Mughal MBE (Naqash-e-Saeed) is a part of our history and asset for the new generation living in Britain, and back home Kashmir and Pakistan. Roger Godsiff MP said that Mohammed Saeed Mughal is a pillar of the Kashmiri community living in Birmingham. He received an MBE Award in 2012 from Queen Elizabeth for his community and welfare services provided to the people of Pakistan and Kashmir. The new generation can spend a successful life following the footstep of people like Saeed Mughal MBE.
Dr Z U Khan said we should pay attention to children here rather than wasting our time promoting politics back home. They all paid a huge tribute to Mohammed Saeed Mughal MBE for his lifelong welfare and social work for the Kashmiri nation. Also present were Councillor Mohammed Fazal, Ch Ali Shan Sohni, Haji Mohammed Sharif Mughal, Ch Amin, Syed Rashid Hussain Shah Jamati, Bilal Ramzan, Raja Abdul Qayyum, Lala Abdul Qadir and other.
(Report and pictures by S M Irfan Tahir)