CMF holds AGM

The Conservative Muslim Forum held its annual general meeting at 1 Millbank on Tuesday 16 April. As the agenda was relatively short, the meeting was scheduled to precede the monthly meeting of the CMF Executive.

As with all CMF events, we began with a Quran recitation which was given by Cllr Altaf Hussain.

Lord Sheikh then paid tribute to Baroness Thatcher, whose funeral he would be attending the following day. Earlier that afternoon while Baroness Thatcher’s coffin was lying in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft in the Palace of Westminster Lady Sheikh had been one of the few people invited to the service that was held there. Lord Sheikh also gave a brief summary of the CMF’s activities during 2012.

The CMF accounts for 2012 were tabled, discussed and approved.

The constitution was amended to change the elected position of Vice Chairman into Deputy Chairman, and to enable the Executive to designate one or more of its members as Vice Chairman or Vice Chairmen, and also to enable the CMF Executive to appoint a President or Presidents. After the constitutional changes were passed, the meeting resolved that the current Vice Chairman Mohammed Amin should become the Deputy Chairman, to hold this office until the current Executive’s term expires.

The group photo below was taken. Seated left to right: Mohammed Amin, Lord Sheikh, Lady Sheikh, Shaheen Mahmood.

Standing front row L-R: Cllr Altaf Hussain, Mohammed Shuaib Sheikh, Omar Faruk, Navshir Jaffer, Ahmedur Rahman, Ash Zaman, Faruk Miah, Ajantha Tennakoon, Jeanne-Marie Douglas.

Standing outer row L-R: Imran Khan, Hashim Bhatti, Mike Mogul, Samir Thantrey, Cllr Raza Anjum, Fuad Hamzeh, Moawia Bin Sufyan.

After the AGM and Executive meeting, some of the participants went for an informal meal at Bangalore. Cllr Asif Ayub is at the left of the picture below; he is absent from the above picture as he took it.

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The Conservative Muslim Forum was founded by Lord Sheikh in 2005. All of its members are full members of the Conservative Party.