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Nosheena Mobarik, Baroness Mobarik

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Name  Nosheena Baroness

Role  British Politician
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Nosheena Shaheen Mobarik, Baroness Mobarik CBE (born 16 October 1957) is a British Conservative politician. She made her maiden speech to the House of Lords on 17 November 2014 in a debate on the Modern Slavery Bill.

She is the former Chairman of CBI Scotland. She was appointed as Chairman of the Pakistan Britain Trade & Investment Forum in 2012.

Mobarik received her degree in Economic and Social History from the University of Strathclyde and was later given an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh. In 1997 she and her husband, Dr Iqbal Mobarik, set up M Computer Technologies, an IT and business solutions company aimed at retail companies. She became active in both charitable and business societies, founding the Save the Bosnian People Campaign and, in 2008, the Scotland Pakistan Network.

On 6 September 2017, it was announced that she would be taking a leave of absence from the Lords, to become an MEP in the European Parliament for the Scotland electoral constituency following the resignation of Ian Duncan to take up a post within the Scotland Office.

Honours and awards

Mobarik was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2004 Birthday Honours, and was promoted to Commander (CBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours.

She was created life peer as Baroness Mobarik, of Mearns in the County of Renfrewshire, on 19 September 2014 The state of Pakistan awarded her the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2012, in recognition of her work in improving Pakistan–Scotland relations.

References

Nosheena Mobarik, Baroness Mobarik Wikipedia