Michael Wosskow Presents Special Shield to Muhammed Zahur
Over 250 people came together on 6th February at Arooj Banqueting Hall to celebrate the award of an MBE to a local Pakistani businessman, Muhammed Zahur, who is a long established chartered accountant in Sheffield.
The event was attended by leading prominent members of Sheffield’s Pakistani community along with other businessmen, bankers, solicitors, doctors and other professionals. It was also attended by leading politicians including the Deputy Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Mr Nick Clegg.
The Master of the Ceremonies, Mohammed Mahroof, a property consultant with Mark Jenkinson & Sons, welcomed everyone to the event and kept the formal proceedings flowing to ensure a smooth ending to that part of the event.
Many people paid tribute to Muhammed Zahur for his work for the community over many years. Speakers included Mohammed Nazir, A Sheffield based solicitor and radio/ TV presenter, Shaffaq Mohammed, the former leader of the Lib-Dem Party in Sheffield, Abdul Khayum, a local businessman who is also a fellow magistrate and former colleague of Mohammed Zahur, Mohammed Ali, the Chairperson of Pakistan Muslim Centre, and Michael Wosskow, a senior partner at Wosskow Brown Solicitors.
A special shield was presented to Muhammed Zahur by Michael Wosskow along with all the sponsors of the event.
The Keynote speaker was of course the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who said that he had known Mohammed Zahur for a long time and agreed with all the tributes paid to him. He himself was very much aware of Muhammed Zahur’s contribution to the various community initiatives and charitable causes in Sheffield and beyond. Inevitably his speech included a brief question and answer session with the audience after which he left the gathering to attend to another engagement.
An appeal was made at the event for the Al-Mustafa Internatinal Trust ( ATI – Sheffield) Charity where people donated generously, and an amount of £800 was raised for 2 Girls’ schools as well £150 for a ‘clean drinking water’ pump in Pakistan.
Finally, Muhammed Zahur thanked everyone for their support and attendance and said that he could never have worked in isolation but only as complementary to the work of other people. He said it is only by working together and in harmony, can we make a positive difference to our communities.