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British multi-millionaires become members of the AJK conference with overseas seats

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Muhammad Iqbal, a multimillionaire from the United Kingdom, became a member of the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly on the seat reserved for overseas Kashmiris. The photo comes from a commercial scene.
  • PM and Iqbal have known each other for several years.
  • Iqbal became a multi-millionaire is a self-made story.
  • He has managed PTI’s finances in the UK for several years.

London: Muhammad Iqbal, a multimillionaire from the United Kingdom, has become a member of the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly and has reserved seats for overseas Kashmiris.

With the support of Prime Minister Imran Khan, this businessman from Stoke-on-Trent-commonly known as Mo Iqbal-was able to become a member of the AJK’s Legislative Assembly (MLA).

The Prime Minister and Iqbal have known each other for many years. The businessman not only manages PTI’s finances in the UK, but he also leads PTI’s UK Finance Committee and other branches for more than ten years.

Iqbal’s roles include maintaining paid memberships, controlling finances, submitting annual accounts and compliance, verification, and organizing annual elections of paying members.

The newly-elected member, whose parents had migrated from AJK to Britain decades ago, is the chairman of an online tile retailer “Tile Mountain” which is based in Stoke-on-Trent.

Mo Iqbal (middle) joins other PTI members in an event in the UK. Courtesy photo.
Mo Iqbal (middle) joins other PTI members in an event in the UK. Courtesy photo.

In the company, he has more than 300 employees and his annual turnover is estimated to exceed 60 million pounds.

Mo Iqbal became a multi-millionaire is a self-made story. He started working at the age of 17, cleaning floors at Topps Tiles, and later became the manager there.

After accumulating several years of experience, he and two colleagues established Washan Company and served as today’s chairman. Tile Mountain is one of the largest private tile retailers of its kind in the UK.

Photo: Commercial Live
Photo: Commercial Live

In 2017, Iqbal moved his company to a new 120,000-square-foot headquarters costing 10 million pounds. His number of employees has increased from about two dozen to more than 300 today.

After the victory, PTI Information Secretary Jabar Farooq Caihan of the United Kingdom said: “Congratulations to Tehreek-E-Insaf, Pakistan for the election of Muhammad Iqbal as MLA at the Azad Kashmir Conference.”

“Muhammad Iqbal is a long-term partner of PTI UK. He has been a member of PTI UK for many years and sponsored the Finance Committee. PTI UK is the largest overseas chapter of PTI and has the largest number of annual members in all overseas regions. We are proud that Iraq Prime Minister Mulan Khan expressed his confidence in the long-serving PTI British activists.”


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