Politicians

Rt. Hon. Mohammed Afzal Khan CBE

Afzal Khan MEP
Lord Mayor Afzal Khan was an advisor to the Department of Trade and Industry between the years of 2000 and 2004 and has worked as a non-executive director for North Manchester Primary Health Care Trust since 2001.

Nazir Ahmed, The Lord Ahmed of Rotherham

Lord Nazir Ahmed
"As a British Muslim I feel that this multi-religious, multi-ethnic society has a great contribution to make in the world," - Lord Nazir Ahmed

Rt.Hon. Mohammad Sarwar MP

Mohammad Sarwar - MP for Glasgow, Govan since 1997. Member of Scottish Affairs Select Committee.
Mohammad Sarwar - Britain's first Muslim MP and Scotland's first ethnic minority MP. Member of the UK Overseas Pakistan Chamber of Commerce, the Ethnic Minority Enterprise Centre and the GMB.

Councillor Ch. Akhtar Zaman

Councillor Ch. Akhtar Zaman born in Pakistan lives in Bolton.
Councillor Ch. Akhtar Zaman JP, born in 1967 in Jataria Klan, a village near Lalamusa, Pakistan lives in Bolton.

Rt.Hon. Sajjad Haider Karim MEP

Sajjad Karim
Sajjad Haider Karim is a Member of the European Parliament for North West England. Elected on 4 June 2004, Karim became the first British Muslim in the European Parliament.

Councillor Bagh Ali

The Lord Mayor of the City of Stoke-on-Trent for the 2007-08 was Councillor Bagh Ali.
The Lord Mayor of the City of Stoke-on-Trent for the 2007-08 was Councillor Bagh Ali.

Rt. Hon. Khalid Mahmood MP

Khalid Mahmood MP
Khalid Mahmood is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Perry Barr since 2001

Baroness Kishwer Falkner

Kishwer Falkner was born in Pakistan and after living and working in the Middle East, came to the UK in the late seventies.
Kishwer Falkner was born in Pakistan and after living and working in the Middle East, came to the UK in the late seventies.

Rt. Hon. Shahid Malik MP

Shahid Rafique Malik
Shahid Rafique Malik is a British Labour Party politician of Pakistani descent who became the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dewsbury in 2005 after defeating Conservative Baroness Sayeeda Warsi. In 2007 he became Britain's first Muslim Minister as International Development Minister.

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Sayeeda Warsi  was first Muslim to serve in a British cabinet
A lawyer, a businesswoman, a campaigner and a cabinet minister, Sayeeda Warsi has had many roles, but she is best known for being the first British Pakistani Muslim to serve in a British cabinet and the foremost Muslim politician in the Western world.

Yasmin Qureshi MP

Yasmin Qureshi
Yasmin Qureshi is a Pakistani-born British Labour Party politician and a barrister practicing criminal law. She was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolton South East in the May 2010 general election.

Sadiq Aman Khan MP

Sadiq Aman Khan
Sadiq Aman Khan was appointed Minister of State for Communities by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, making him the second-ever British Pakistani to serve in the UK Government.

The Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP

Sajid Javid was born in Rochdale.
The Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, as one of five sons to a bus driver of Pakistani descent. His family then moved to Stapleton Road, Bristol.

Qurban Hussain, Baron Hussain of Luton

Lord Qurban Hussain, Baron Hussain is a British Liberal Democrat politician.
Qurban Hussain - Lord Hussain is a British Liberal Democrat politician and life peer. Qurban Hussain was born in Azad Kashmir and came to live in England in 1971.

Mohammad Asghar

Mohammad Asghar (born 30 September 1945), known as Oscar, is a Welsh politician of Pakistani descendant.

Salma Yaqoob

Salma Yaqoob
Salma Yaqoob (born 1971) is the former leader, and former vice-chair, of the Respect Party and a former Birmingham City Councillor. Yaqoob's parents, Mohammad and Gulzarda Yaqoob, emigrated to the UK from Pakistan in the 1960s, and her father worked in a mill before joining the Royal Mail.

Shabana Mahmood MP

Shabana Mahmood MP
Shabana Mahmood went on to study at the University of Oxford (Lincoln College) and graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Law. Her family roots are from Mirpur, Azad Kashmir.

Atta-Ur-Rehman Chishti MP

Atta-Ur-Rehman Chishti MP
Atta-Ur-Rehman Chishti was born in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistani Administered Kashmir on 4 October 1978.

Anas Sarwar MP

Anas Sarwar, MP
Anas Sarwar, MP (born 14 March 1983) is a British Labour Party politician and has been the Member of Parliament for Glasgow Central since 6 May 2010, succeeding his father Mohammad Sarwar, the first-ever British Pakistani Muslim MP in the UK.

Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon

Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon (born 3 April 1968) is a British Pakistani businessman and a Conservative member of the House of Lords.
Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon (born 3 April 1968) is a British Pakistani businessman and a Conservative member of the House of Lords.

Bashir Ahmad

Bashir Ahmad
Bashir Ahmad (12 February 1940 – 6 February 2009) was a successful British Pakistani businessman and a Scottish National Party politician. He made history when he was elected to the Scottish Parliament to represent the Glasgow region at the 2007 election, as the first MSP to be elected from Asian-Scots, Muslim and non-White backgrounds.

Humza Yousaf

Humza Yousaf
Humza Yousaf is a Scottish politician who is the Minister for Europe and International Development and a Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow. Yousaf is the son of immigrants who came to Britain in the 1960s: his mother came from Kenya and his father from Pakistan.

Bashir Maan CBE

Bashir Mann
Bashir Maan CBE (born October 1926) is a Pakistani-Scottish politician, businessman, judge, community worker and writer. In 1970 he became the first Muslim to be elected to a representative office in the United Kingdom, serving as a Labour Party councillor for the Kingston ward of the City of Glasgow Corporation.

Abdul Raoof Malik

Abdul Raoof Malik
After returning from his marriage in Pakistan Abdul Raoof Malik had the urge to start his own business and to be able to include his family within this business.

James Shera MBE

James Shera
Cllr James Shera MBE was educated at Forman Christian College, University of the Punjab, Lahore (BA and MA in Political Science), and the Catholic University of Louvain, (International Relations) and University of Warwick (PGCE), James then  began a teaching career with the Warwickshire LEA.

Councillor Sultan Ali

The Mayor of Rochdale (2003) is Councillor Sultan Ali.
The Mayor of Rochdale (2003) is Councillor Sultan Ali.

Councillor Naeem ul Hassan JP

Councillor Naeem ul Hassan was born in Lahore, Pakistan but moved to Manchester in 1984.
Councillor Naeem ul Hassan was born in Lahore, Pakistan but moved to Manchester in 1984.

Councillor Majid Khan

Majid Khan
The Lord Mayor for the City of Stoke-on-Trent 2014/15 is Councillor Majid Khan. Majid Khan was born in Pakistan (Azad Kashmir) and first came to the UK in 1971. Majid will be supported in the year of office by his two daughters Tahira and Sameeya who will be sharing the role of Lady Mayoress between them.

Mohammad Iqbal

Mohammad Iqbal - First Muslim Mayor of Pendle
Mohammad Iqbal - First Muslim Mayor of Pendle

Mohammad Iqbal Labour Councillor since May 1998
Deputy Leader of Pendle Council 2001-2,
Mayor of Pendle 2003/2004

Nosheena Shaheen Mobarik, Baroness Mobarik CBE

Nosheena Mobarik
Nosheena Mobarik is also the Chairman of the Pakistan Britain Trade & Investment Forum having been asked to take on the role by Lord Green in June 2012.

Zahida Parveen Manzoor, Baroness Manzoor CBE

Zahida Parveen Manzoor
Zahida Parveen Manzoor was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She became a nurse before attending the University of Leeds (1983) and receiving an MA from the University of Bradford in 1989. She became a Lecturer before moving on to hold a number of senior positions in the NHS and then the regulation of Legal Services.

Amjad Mahmood Bashir MEP

Amjad Mahmood Bashir
Amjad Mahmood Bashir is a Member of the European Parliament for the Yorkshire and the Humber region for the UK Independence Party. He was elected in 2014. Bashir was born in Pakistan and moved to Yorkshire aged eight