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Honoured Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh

A Scots campaigner for the rights of Asian women has been recognised in the New Year Honours list.

Glasgow-based lawyer Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, 43, is awarded an OBE for services to business and to Scotland's Asian community.

Her work last year won her the title of UK Asian Woman of Achievement and she has previously been named Scottish Asian Businesswoman of the Year.

In 2013, the one-time Bollywood actress established the Scottish Asian Women's Association, which promotes equality and highlights the contribution of Asian women to Scottish society.

"It really is an honour to be recognised in this way. All of us like to be validated for the efforts we make and for me this is a validation of all the profile-building that I and a host of others who support me have managed to achieve," she said.

"I, alongside many others, will continue to strive to highlight the very considerable skills and talents that the Asian community brings to all of us."

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