A BOLTON-based taxi driver has gained a Parliamentary award.
Bolton South East MP Yasmin Qureshi nominated Mahmood Akhtar from Bolton Personal Rent Affiliation for an award on the All-Occasion Parliamentary Group on Taxi’s 2022 Personal Rent and Taxi Driver awards.
Mr Akhtar gained a Taxi Driver commendation award for his work and lengthy historical past of representing taxi drivers and the broader commerce in Bolton.
He has been particularly supportive in instances of abuse and assault from passengers. He lately supported a taxi driver who was assaulted, in addition to one other who discovered him, and his automobile, attacked with rocks.
Talking after the occasion, Miss Qureshi stated: “Mahmood Akhtar has been an actual supply of power inside our neighborhood right here in Bolton and I used to be greater than happy to appoint him for this award.
“It’s good to see our taxi drivers gaining the popularity they deserve for the work that they do.”