Dr Robina Shah

Pakistani-origin High Sheriff of Greater Manchester Dr Robina Shah is going to receive a Norwegian special award for her extraordinary volunteer services in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Robina hails from Rawalpindi and has served as a lecturer at the University of Manchester before she was officially designated as The High Sheriff on April 12 of this year.

A high sheriff is a ceremonial officer for each county of England and Wales, the office is now an unpaid privilege with ceremonial duties. The office’s civil (civil judgment) enforcement powers exist but are not exercised by convention.

Organised by the Pakistan Union Norway, the ceremony will be held on August 25 in Oslo and will be attended by the Norwegian Minister for Culture Trine Skei Grande.

“It is a huge privilege to be the custodian of this historic public service role in order to serve the people of Greater Manchester with dignity, humility, and sincerity throughout my year of office,” Dr Robina Shah said.

In her message to the youth, she said, our young generation has the ability to achieve their goals. “There are challenges and hardships but the youth has the ability to deal with these challenges,” she said.

She added, “We should learn from our mistakes in the past and try our best to avoid mistakes in the future.”

Dr. Robina is a Chartered Consultant Psychologist by profession and Director of the University’s Doubleday Centre for Patient Experience, a ground-breaking center which involves patients and the public in the training of doctors.

She is also passionate about football and is as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Manchester FA and the Football Association Women’s Football Board and Disability Football Committee.

Pakistani-origin European journalists Munawar Sharaqpuri, the Chief Editor of Dhanak UK, and Ruqiya Koser, Chief Editor of Overseas Community Post Norway, will also receive awards at the ceremony.

Pakistan has an immense amount of talent and women are no exception here, many women made it to our list of amazing Pakistanis who made the whole nation proud.

There is a Pakistani businessman who has started 10 companies in Sweden in just four years and a startup Marham is among 10 finalists that will take the stage at Google Demo Day Asia next month. It all shows that Pakistanis just need a little help from Government and then the sky is the limit for us.

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