Friday 26 July, 2019 was a day of great sadness for the Edinburgh-South Asian Community, writes Nahid Aslam. Mrs Ghazala Peena Farooq, a stalwart of the community, passed away.

Ghazala was born on 14 August 1940 in Muree, at that time in India but in now in Pakistan. She arrived in Edinburgh with her family, from Lahore, in 1968. In Lahore, she had been the headteacher of a girls’ high school. She firmly believed in the importance of girls’ education and empowerment, and thus set about to use her talents to work towards this.

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