Mr Mohammed Saleem, MLC, has been unanimously elected as the Chairperson of the Telangana State Waqf Board here today.
Telangana government yesterday had issued orders for constitution of Telangana State Waqf Board.
In pursuance to the Government instructions, the CEO Md. Asadullah called for a Meeting of the newly elected and nominated board members here.
Among the elected members Mohammed Saleem ( MLC), Mohammed Moazam Khan (MLA), Zakeer Hussain Javid (Member, Bar Council), Mirza Anwar Baig ( Member), Syed Akbar Nizamuddin Hussaini (Member) and among nominated members Malik Motasim Khan, Dr. Syed Nissar Hussain (Hyder Agha), Waheed Ahmed ( Advocate) and Mohtrama Dr. Sofiya Begum were present, the board said in a release here. Among the available members of the Board, they elected unanimously Mohammed Saleem, as Chairperson for the Telangana State Waqf Board.
It is significant to note that Mohammed Saleem has also discharged duties as Chairperson of APSWB during 2002-2004.
Another significance is that for the first time, a lady member Dr. Sofiya Member is also nominated by the Government, in pursuance of provisions of the Waqf Act, 1995. Talking to reporters after taking charge as Chairperson, Mohammed Saleem, pledged that he will take action for removal of encroachments, to make the Waqf Board financially sound and would protect the properties by implementing the object of Waqf for which the properties are dedicated.
He thanked Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for reposing trust on him for the august post. Mr Saleem also thanked Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali and Minister for Information KT Rama Rao.UNI KNR CS 1842
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