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Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

Party: Welsh Conservative Party

Region: South Wales East

Contact information

Office Address: 
Unit 1
Fairoak House
15-17 Church Road
Newport
NP19 7EJ

Phone:  01633 220022

Assembly Address: 
National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF99 1NA

Phone:  0300 200 7239

Email:  Mohammad.Asghar@assembly.wales

Website (non-Assembly) :  www.mohammadasghar.org.uk

Twitter :  www.twitter.com/MohammadAsghar

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Membership

Terms of Office

  • 04/05/2007 - 31/03/2011
  • 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  • 06/05/2016 -

Additional Information

Key interests and achievements

Oscar takes great interest and pride in promoting business and enterprise on a local, national and international scale. Consequently he relishes his participation in the CPA (The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association), where Oscar has developed firm relations with various countries across the commonwealth to strengthen international relations with Wales.

 

Oscar believes in integration amongst all communities and faiths. He has been instrumental in breaking down barriers between different communities and faiths.

 

His interests outside politics include cricket, athletics and badminton. He also holds a Pilot’s licence and is an accountant by profession.

 

Personal history

Born in Peshawar in Pakistan, Oscar gained a BA in Political Science from Peshawar University. He moved to London and completed an MBA before moving to Wales in order to complete a course in accountancy in Newport. He is fluent in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

 

He’s married to Firdaus, a doctor and the first Muslim Mayoress in the UK. They have a daughter, Natasha.

 

Oscar is a very keen sportsman and has always encouraged participation in sports for all ages. As someone who ran with the Olympic torch in 1964, he is delighted whenever sporting events unite the nation through rugby, football, athletics and cricket, and he has always campaigned for Wales to have its own cricket team.

 

Professional background

Oscar began his career working for a firm of chartered accountants in Newport. He then became a principal of his own accountancy firm and held various Directorial positions in other businesses before he entered politics.

 

He is also a qualified Pilot.

 

Political history

Oscar became Wales’s first Muslim councillor, representing Victoria ward on Newport City Council in 2004. He came to prominence after being elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 2007, and again in 2011 and 2016. He is best known for being the first ethnic minority and Muslim member of the Assembly and he is extremely proud of his background and journey.

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