Ahmadiyya Muslims Congratulate Appointment of new Member of the House of Lords

By Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Uk, PRNE
Sunday, November 21, 2010

LONDON, November 22, 2010 - The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the UK has extended its congratulations
to a member of the community who has been appointed as a life peer to the
House of Lords.

Mr Tariq Ahmad, a vice-chairman of the Conservative Party, is the first
member of the community to be conferred a peerage by the Queen as one of 54
new peers, including two other Muslim peers, announced by the Government on
Friday. Lord Ahmad, as he will be known, will also become only the third
Muslim peer to join the Conservative benches in Parliament.

President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the UK, Mr Rafiq Hayat,

"We congratulate Tariq on his distinguished achievement and the
Opportunity it provides him to serve the country.

"As Muslims, we believe that service to the nation and being committed to
building a better society for the benefit of all mankind is a part of faith
and to engage in public service is a privilege. Tariq has been exemplary in
demonstrating this in practice, and his elevation to the House of Lords will
provide him with an opportunity to extend and continue this work.

"Tariq is a man of extraordinary dedication and faith, and his humility
and spirit of sacrifice for the greater good are qualities that will enrich
his work in Parliament.

"We wish him every success in his new role which provides a model for
others to achieve at the highest level."


    Basharat Nazir, Press Secretary
    Phone: +44-7703-483-384
    Email: media@ahmadiyya.org.uk

    Web: www.loveforallhatredfornone.org
    Web: www.ahmadiyya.org.uk

Contact: Basharat Nazir, Press Secretary, Phone: +44-7703-483-384, Email: media at ahmadiyya.org.uk .

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