Glasgow law graduate Mashal Aamir receives Diana Award

Glasgow law graduate Mashal Aamir receives Diana Award

Mashal pictured with her grandfather, Col. Tariq Azam Khan, who inspired and encourages her humanitarian efforts.

A Glasgow University law graduate currently undertaking the BPTC has received a prestigious award in recognition of her humanitarian work.

Mashal Aamir is the recipient of a Diana Award, which is given for humanitarian work undertaken by people aged 9-25.

The Diana Award charity’s mission is to foster, develop and inspire positive change in the lives of young people and is the only charity set up in memory of the late Princess Diana.

The charity noted that Ms Aamir is passionate about eradicating racial and socioeconomic barriers and that she has taken on numerous roles to promote inclusivity.

She worked to fundraise for scholarships for young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds entering education while also mentoring children facing additional barriers, such as learning difficulties, who wish to study at university. She has undertaken work with the International Criminal Court, the Cambridge Human Rights Law Review and Citizens Advice Scotland, among others.

She recently received a Young Scot International Award sponsored by the British Council and is now a legal assistant in the Supreme Court of Pakistan to the former Advocate General of Peshawar, Abdul Latif Yousafzai, who is advisor to the country’s National Assembly.

A speaker of Pashto, her voluntary work in recent years has focused on helping women by the Afghan-Pakistan border, particularly to give them economic skills.

Ms Aamir has also studied at the University of Cambridge (MPhil), the University of North Carolina as well as The Hague Academy and Radboud University. Furthermore, she has undertaken legal work at an international law firm in South Korea, the UK government and has worked on various pro-bono projects.

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