LONDON: Queen Elizabeth has appointed British-Pakistani businessman Aamer Sarfraz as a member of the House of Lords on the advice of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Sarfraz has been appointed a member of House of Lords for all instances for his suppliers to the Conservative Social gathering and for serving as an advisor to the social gathering administration on neighborhood outreach. The British-Pakistani businessman and philanthropist has moreover served as a result of the treasurer of the Conservative Social gathering.
On the age of 38, Aamer Sarfraz could be one in all many youngest members of the House of Lords. He’s moreover the one Pakistani, Muslim, and Asian Conservative nominee that features throughout the approved-list by the queen.
A fluent Urdu speaker whose dad and mother originate from Gujrat, Sarfraz has written articles for Jang London on British politics, stressing the need for British-Pakistanis and Muslims throughout the UK to affix the mainstream political course of.
The Dissolutions 2019 peerage itemizing has Sarfraz at amount 9 as “Conservative Social gathering Treasurer and Enterprise Companion at Draper Associates”.
The itemizing has in full 18 names on it which “the queen has been graciously happy to suggest her intention of conferring Peerages of the UK for Life”.
Ten nominations received right here from the Conservative Social gathering chief Boris Johnson; two from a Labour chief; one from Chief of the Democratic Unionist Social gathering; and 5 peerages are non-affiliated.
Former Tory Chancellors Ken Clarke, Philip Hammond, former England Cricketer Ian Botham, who attended pro-Brexit events alongside Boris Johnson and his brother, Jo Johnson, are amongst a listing of 36 peerages launched by the federal authorities.
“I’m very grateful to Prime Minister Boris Johnson for giving me the chance to serve within the Home of Lords. As we come out of the coronavirus disaster, there’s large work to be finished. I stay up for supporting the Prime Minister’s agenda and imaginative and prescient,” Sarfraz knowledgeable The Info.
Sarfraz moreover talked about that he was “delighted” that the announcement was made on the auspicious day of Eid-ul-Adha. He added that he’ll work on enhancing the relations between Pakistan and the UK in his new place.
Sarfraz grew up in Islamabad, studied there till 1999 and received right here to the UK in 2002. He was educated at Boston Faculty and the London Faculty of Economics (LSE). His dad and mother nonetheless reside in Islamabad and his father Naeem Sarfraz is a retired navy officer.
Sarfraz beforehand had a worthwhile career as an entrepreneur and enterprise capital investor, with the Electrum Group and Draper Associates.
Sarfraz’s website online says he initiated quite a few social initiatives in Pakistan, along with teaching and help to 1000’s of smallholder farmers in Punjab all through the earlier 15 years. Completely different initiatives embrace rural medical camps, clear consuming water infrastructure, juvenile prisoners’ welfare and the first horse-riding treatment program for kids with specific desires.