Master of Science, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, 1994. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, 1999. Doctor of University (honorary), University Glasgow, 2001.
Doctor of Letters (honorary), Caledonian University, 2002.
Managing director A.A. Brothers, Glasgow, 1967—1979, Bonanza Wholesale, Glasgow, 1981—1986. Magistrate Glasgow City, 1971—1974. District court judge Glasgow District, 1974—1991.
Member delegations representing Muslim community of Ul.K. to Arab countries Conference Organization Islamic Countries, Karachi, Pakistan, 1990. Secretary Islamic Defense Council Scotland, 1990—1995. Member United Kingdom Action Committee on Islamic Affairs, 1990—1996.
Member Central Working Committee Muslim Council Britain, since 1996. Joint convenor Christian/Muslim Forum in Scotland, 1996—2000. President National Association British Pakistanis, since 2000.
Member Overseas Pakistanis Advisory Council (Pakistan), since 2001, Pakistan President's Task Force on Human Development of Pakistan, 2001.
Convenor Strathclyde Joint Police Board, 1999—2003. City councillor Glasgow City Council, 1970—1984, 1995—2003. Fellow: Royal Society Arts and Commerce.
Member: Douglas Park Golf Club.
Children: Rashda Begum, Tariq Hassan, Hanna Bano, Aalya Maaria.