Originally from Chakwal, Pakistan, Dr. Shaukat Nawaz Khan, has been residing in United Kingdom for the last four decades where he has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people, particularly the Pakistani Community. He has
Shaukat Nawaz Khan
Originally from Chakwal, Pakistan, Dr. Shaukat Nawaz Khan, has been residing in United Kingdom for the last four decades where he has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people, particularly the Pakistani Community. He has also been a very active member of the British political, social and economic life.
He was also an active member of several political movements that included Anti- Apartheid in South Africa, Fee Nelson Mendela, Campaign against Racial Discrimination and Youth Empowerment, to name but a few.
Although initially trained as a fashion designer, he felt more comfortable in the field of Community Development. He pioneered work with Asian youths in London in the 70's and set up several centres for young boys and girls, and went on to get a degree in Social Sciences.
In 1970, he was appointed leader of the 50 strong British delegation to attend the International Youth Conference in Havana, Cuba. 2 years later, when Ugandan Asian’s were thrown out by General Idi Amin, he was appointed Chairman of the Ugandan Asian Re-settlement Board in London. In 1974 at Leicester he became the first Asian to be elected the President of Student Union, and also elected the Vice President of Regional National Union of Students.
He then held many other senior positions with many influential organisations and agencies that included the European Youth Commission, British Youth Council, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, National Association of Asian Youth, Regional Arts Board, International Water sports Board, Royal Concert and Theatre, to name but a few.
In 1987 he was elected a District Councillor in the City of Nottingham, where he made history when he was elected the first Asian in its 1200 year history to the world famous office of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Robin Hood fame).
A Business consultant, Trainer, Lecturer, a Neuro-Linguistic Master Practitioner, Dr Shaukat Khan is currently the Chief Executive of both Asia Link Network International and of London East Ethnic Business Association; A Charity Independent Examiner; Hon. Vice President of International Health Foundation; General Secretary of UK-Pakistan Cultural Foundation; Chairman of Himalayan Club of Pakistan; Chairman of British Pakistanis Foundation; Member of Institute of Business Advisors and of the Pakistan Institute of Management; Fellow of the Institute of Commercial Management, and of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
He is also well connected with the Art world too and is Chairman of Dr Allama Iqbal Academy in London, Mehfil-e-zauq, and Asian arts Council.
He is Visiting Professor of Social science at Karachi University, and regularly gives lectures at various Universities and institutions. He serves on Karachi University’s and Urdu University’s Academic Research Journal’s Editorial Boards. His services have been well recognised both within UK and abroad and he has been the recipient of several national and international awards.