Kashmiri-origin MP becomes first female Muslim minister in British Parliament

London: Nusrat Ghani, a Kashmiri-origin British parliamentarian became the first female Muslim minister to speak from the British Parliament dispatch box on Friday.

Nusrat was born in Birmingham to Kashmiri parents who migrated from Pakistan controlled Kashmir, was cheered by her colleagues as she addressed the House of Commons as a junior minister in the Department of Transport.


“Made my debut as @transportgovuk Minister and made a bit of history as the first female Muslim Minister to speak from the House of Commons dispatch box,” she tweeted soon after her first Commons outing in her new role.

Nusrat was appointed at the Department for Transport by British Prime Minister Theresa May as a part of her New Year reshuffle last week.

“The roles are both exciting and challenging opportunities. Transport is a subject on which I have campaigned passionately since being elected as the MP for Wealden. Alongside my ministerial duties, I will continue to be a strong voice for Wealden and deliver for my constituents,”Ghani had said in a statement.

Ghani worked for foundations, for example, Age UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer and in addition the BBC World Service before first remaining as a Conservative Party competitor in Birmingham in the 2010 general race.

In 2015, she turned into the main Conservative gathering Muslim female contender to be chosen to Parliament.

After the June 2017 snap race, she left a mark on the world after she rehashed her oath of allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II in Urdu when she was sworn into Parliament.

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