ijaz-nazirMr. Nazir is ELREC Board member and a businessman with a long record of services to communities of Edinburgh in the field of civic capacity.

Mr. Nazir plays an active role in the fields of community safety, race relations, art & culture, building bridges between Asian traders, police and local communities, creating long terms race and community relations. He supports communication amongst the police, traders and local community, and understandings of the issues related to Asian traders, minority ethnic communities of Edinburgh East.

He is active in a number of other organisations: Chairperson- Edinburgh East Muslim Forum,Chairperson- Sangam Art Academy Edinburgh, Chairperson- Edinburgh Asian traders, Craigmillar, Vice Chairperson – The Pakistan Society Edinburgh, Vice Chairperson- Urdu Circle Edinburgh

In 2005-06 he was awarded Best Citizen of Edinburgh by the Council and in 2007 the Best Community Person by the Scotsman newspaper, in recognition of his voluntary work.