Junaid is an experienced advocate for youth empowerment, has worked as an elected Councillor since 2017 and is the founder of the Melting Scot. He chaired the Black Lives Matter working group for Scotland’s fourth largest local authority leading on the implementation of anti-racist education resources across 23 high schools. Through Melting Scot, Junaid is improving the policy discussion of ethnic minority issues and inclusion of ethnic minority voices in the media in Scotland. He has led national campaigns to increase the financial support provided to young carers as well as lobbied government to reduce the voting age to 16. As an environmental enthusiast, Junaid has successfully advocated for the climate change emergency to be declared within his local authority.