Blackburn Mayor thanks homes boss

Blackburn Citizen: Abdul Piracha with Blackburn Mayor Salim Mulla Abdul Piracha with Blackburn Mayor Salim Mulla

A MAN who has led a long and distinguished career in social housing and public health in Blackburn has been honoured by the town’s Mayor.

Abdul Piracha, who is 87, was invited to the Town Hall and given a tour of the council chamber and civic areas by the Mayor, Audley councillor Salim Mulla. Mr Piracha is the founder of the social housing provider Asiana Housing and was the first chairman of the Preston New Road based association.

He also served for many years on Blackburn’s public health board and is presently on the board of Together Housing.

Councillor Mulla, said: “I think it is important that the mayor offers thanks to people and groups in the town who have made a positive contribution to the borough.

“I was very pleased to welcome Mr Piracha.

“He has made a contribution to the wellbeing of generations of Blackburn families.”

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6:21pm Mon 3 Mar 14

oneinmillion says...

“He has made a contribution to the wellbeing of generations of Blackburn families.”
and you just milk everyone.
“He has made a contribution to the wellbeing of generations of Blackburn families.” and you just milk everyone. oneinmillion
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6:54pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Pegasus216 says...

Ah Mr Mulla, our very own expert in how to maximise benefits...as against a good man.
G
Ah Mr Mulla, our very own expert in how to maximise benefits...as against a good man. G Pegasus216
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7:22am Tue 4 Mar 14

Lancs Away says...

Oh Lord this is not PC at all and I make no excuses whatsoever....I really think it is an absolute disgrace how Blackburn has been taken over, there are no if's and but's about it....
Oh Lord this is not PC at all and I make no excuses whatsoever....I really think it is an absolute disgrace how Blackburn has been taken over, there are no if's and but's about it.... Lancs Away
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3:08pm Tue 4 Mar 14

John James Senior says...

Congrats to Mr Piracha and well done indeed. It is very fitting that your good work has received recognition and you have been Honoured as a result.

All the best.
Congrats to Mr Piracha and well done indeed. It is very fitting that your good work has received recognition and you have been Honoured as a result. All the best. John James Senior
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