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Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid named UK Home Secretary

48-year-old Sajid Javid, a former investment banker and MP for Bromsgrove, had also served as the Business and Culture Secretaries.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, London [ Published on: April 30, 2018 17:22 IST ]
Sajid Javid
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Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid, the son of a Pakistani bus driver, was on Monday named the new Home Secretary of United Kingdom.

Javid will replace Amber Rudd who had resigned for "inadvertently misleading" MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants.

According to the BBC, Javid is the first member of an ethnic minority to hold this position.

48-year-old Sajid Javid, a former investment banker and MP for Bromsgrove, had also served as the Business and Culture Secretaries.

"The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of the Sajid Javid MP as Secretary of State for the Home Department," the Downing Street said.

Amber Rudd had resigned on Sunday night following weeks of revelations about the treatment of "Windrush generation" of Caribbean immigrants, who settled legally in post-war Britain but whose right-to-remain has been questioned, and controversy over the government's "hostile environment" immigration policy.

Sajid Javid had first entered Parliament in 2010 and supported remaining in the European Union despite being regarded as a Eurosceptic.

He also led the government's response to last year's Grenfell fire disaster.

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