Combining an active communal, social and political life with the demands of a successful working life is a balance that is difficult to achieve. However there are many Pakistanis who have achieved this balance and have excelled in both fields through their exuberance, vitality and Understanding.
One such person is Shoaib Muhammad, JP, who arrived in UK in 1975 just after gaining his BA (Social Sciences) from Punjab University, Lahore. He did his BA (Social Policy Politics) again from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2000. He has also completed the ‘Advance Asylum’ course held at University of Manchester accredited with Law Society under Ref. No 684/IAS, Basic Asylum course held at the Immigration Advisory Service London accredited with Law Society, General Immigration course Accredited with Law Society, Foundation Law from Paisley University, Basic Immigration and Asylum training with Ethnic Minority Law Centre 2002 and OISC Training on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002/2003.
Shoaib Muhammad has worked for Greater Manchester Transport from 1977 to 1985, has been self employed businessperson from 1985 to 1995 then worked as Immigration Counsellor with Immigration Advisory Service from 1995 to 1996 and subsequently Shoaib became junior partner in Tramboo Partnership from 1996 to 1999. Now since 1999 he is a Senior Associate in Shoaib Associates.
Professionally Shoaib Muhammad is skilled in Practising Law and Consulting (International Human Rights Law, British Nationality – Immigration and Asylum Law Advocacy and Representation at specialist level under OISC), Legal Research (International Human Rights Law, Immigration and Asylum and British Nationality Law), Teaching and Training (At undergraduate and graduate levels in Immigration, Asylum and British Nationality Law), Administration / Supervision (Managed, supervised and administered the offices of the International Council for Human Rights). Shoaib has presented many papers at national and international seminars representing the Glasgow City Council.