Sajid Javid, son of Pakistani bus driver, appointed UK’s new Home Secretary
LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid as the country’s new home secretary, following Amber Rudd’s resignation as the United Kingdom’s home minister.
Sajid Javid is a Member of Parliament (MP) from Bromsgrove, and was previously the Secretary of State for housing, communities and local government.
Javid is the first minority politician to hold one of Britain’s four top government jobs. He is the the son of a Pakistani bus driver who immigrated to the UK in the 1960s, BBC reported.
The newly appointed home secretary is also the father of four children.
He said his most urgent task would be to ensure Windrush migrants get treated with decency.
The most urgent task I have is to help those British citizens who came from the Caribbean, the so-called Windrush generation, and make sure they are all treated with the decency and the fairness they deserve.
According to Guardian, at one point Sajid Javid was widely seen as a future prime minister.
Mr Javid, 48, is a former managing director at Deutsche Bank. He has been MP for Bromsgrove in Worcestershire since 2010. The new Home Secretary was Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government from 2016 to 2018 and served as Business Secretary under former Prime Minister David Cameron.
The Secretary of State for the Home Department has overall responsibility for all Home Office business, including security and terrorism, legislative programme and expenditure issues.
Born in Rochdale and raised in Bristol, Mr Javid attended a local state school before he went on to read Economics and Politics at Exeter University.