Friday, 22 March 2019

Tag Archives: British Pakistanis

Sajid Javid among contenders to replace UK PM Theresa May

LONDON: With British Prime Minister Theresa May badly weakened by her decision to delay a key Brexit vote she would have lost, potential leadership contenders for the Conservative Party are waiting to pounce. If she falls, any Conservative MP elected by the party as leader would automatically become prime minister. ...

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British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie wins London Hellenic Prize

LONDON: The British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie has been awarded 2017’s £10,000 London Hellenic Prize , given to the best book inspired by or relating to Greece, for Home Fire. Shamsie claimed the award at a ceremony in the Great Hall of Kings College London although the winner was announced on October ...

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Zayn Malik sparks backlash by revealing he’s no longer Muslim

BIRMINGHAM: Zayn Malik has claimed he no longer identifies as Muslim – and a fierce backlash has been sparked. The former One Direction star revealed he has ditched religion in a brand-new interview. Malik reportedly said : “I am not professed to be a Muslim,” adding that he would not ...

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UK Home Secretary to propose limitless access for EU migrants

  LONDON-Sputnik: UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid is set to address the cabinet with a proposal to allow migrants from the European Union to enter the United Kingdom without any limits for 30 months if the sides to the Brexit talks fail to reach an agreement, media reported on Monday. ...

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Two British-Pakistani residents injured in Manchester robbery

MANCHESTER: Two British-Pakistanis were wounded in a robbery attempt in the United Kingdom (UK), media reported. The incident occurred at a mobile phone retailer where the Pakistan-born British citizens, Saeed Ahmed and his son, were present. The both were attacked with knives by the dacoits when they refused to give ...

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Sadiq Khan calls for easier UK visas for Indian students

LONDON: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called on the UK government to add India to the list of low-risk countries offered a more simplified student visa application process, asserting that it is vital the country maintains its reputation for higher education excellence. In a letter to UK Home Secretary Sajid ...

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Amir Khan reveals why beautician accused him of infidelity

LONDON: Boxer Amir Khan has slammed the allegations of an affair with 22-year-old beautician Sophia Hammani, who has accused him of cheating on wife Faryal Makhdoom just 17 days after the birth of their second baby. In an interview to The Sun, Sophia claimed that the boxing star had a one ...

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Amir Khan bringing Super Boxing League to Pakistan

LONDON: When not knocking out rivals in 39 seconds, British boxing star Amir Khan likes to play an entrepreneur, taking boxing and other combat sports to uncharted but exciting waters. Two years after giving Pakistan its first taste of international boxing, Khan has now announced that he is bringing a ...

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British Pakistani elected first London borough woman mayor

LONDON: Newham became the first London borough to directly elect a woman mayor with Rokhsana Fiaz, a Custom House councilor since 2014, securing 73.4% of votes, Newham Recorder reported on Friday. Fiaz’s parents moved to the United Kingdom from Pakistan in the 1960s. Her predecessor Sir Robin Wales, who did not stand in the ...

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