Decision due in taxi hearing
A STANDARDS committee was due to decide whether a city councillor breached the authority's strict code of conduct at a hearing today.
Amjid Wazir, Labour member for Hanley Park and Shelton, is accused of failing to declare an interest before voting to reinstate the taxi licence of a man convicted of assaulting another driver.
Mr Wazir denies claims he is a close friend of convicted driver Azan Ahmed's father Zulfacar Ahmed, but he has admitted phoning a friend of victim Mohammed Bashir before the court case in an attempt to broker an out-of-court resolution.
The allegations relate to a licensing hearing in April 2011, when Azan Ahmed won back his taxi licence at the third attempt.
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Labour Councillor Majid Khan was cleared of a similar offence earlier this month.