101Pakistanis

Shabana Mahmood MP was born (17 September 1980) and brought up in Small Heath, Birmingham. Between 1981 and 1986 she lived with her family in Taif, Saudi Arabia, as her father relocated there to work as a civil engineer. Her family roots are from Mirpur, Azad Kashmir. When the family returned home to Birmingham, she was educated locally within Birmingham Ladywood constituency, at Small Heath School.

AN AWARD-winning bobby honoured for outstanding bravery has scooped another accolade for clearing crime from a Birmingham housing estate. Khizra Dhindsa was named the best in the public sector at the prestigious national Asian Women of Achievements Awards. Judges praised the officer for “spearheading the hugely successful” Matchbox Estate project, in Shard End, which slashed crime by 42 per cent. Her work on the estate was featured in Crime Files last year.

Javed Khan is former Chief Executive of the British charity Victim Support. Khan who is of Pakistani/Kashmiri origin, is also a member of the Whitehall Social Policy Forum and an adviser to the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Programme. Javed Khan has twenty eight years’ experience in the UK public and voluntary sectors, and has developed a track record of successfully managing change through key high profile leadership roles.

Humza Yousaf (born 7 April 1985) 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. He was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2011 and became a junior minister in 2012. Yousaf is the son of immigrants who came to Britain in the 1960s: his mother came from Kenya and his father from Pakistan.