Six British Pakistanis included in Britain’s shadow cabinet
The newly elected labour party leader Keir Starmer has added six Pakistani origin and British Pakistanis in his shadow parliamentary cabinet.
The British Pakistani Members of Parliament (MPs) who have been given responsibilities in the shadow cabinet are Khalid Mahmood, Dr Rosens Allin Khan, Yasmeen Qureshi, Afzal Khan, Naz Shah, and Imran Hussain.
It is interesting to note that none of the aforementioned picked as shadow members of Parliament supported Starmer.
In their new role, Khalid Mahmood has been deemed with the responsibility as the new Shadow Minister for Defense Procurement. He was first elected MP in 2001 from Birmingham-Perry Barr, a constituency he has successfully held since then and the most senior member of the parliament Khalid is Muslim popular for faith and Pakistani origin.
Yasmin Qureshi has been appointed as the Shadow Secretary of the abour party. Moreover, Naz Shah has been appointed as Communities and Local Government team as Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion.
Honoured and excited to be joining the @LabourDfID team. I'm looking forward to getting started with @SDoughtyMP, @AnnaMcMorrin and Shadow Secretary @PreetKGillMP at a time when International Development has never been more important. https://t.co/XNKz0rwzj9
— Yasmin Qureshi MP (@YasminQureshiMP) April 9, 2020
Similalry, Dr. Rosena has been included in shadow cabinet as minister for Mental Health.
Expressing her thanks to the party, she has tweeted saying that,’’ Delighted to be called by Starmer earlier and to have been asked to join the Shadow Cabinet as the Shadow Minister for Mental Health.”
Moreover, Labor Party’s Imran Khan has been appointed as Shadow Employment Rights Minister.
What is Shadow Cabinet in Britain?
The shadow cabinet is Britain refers to the responsibility of opposition party to develop alternative policies against their corresponding government ministers. The shadow cabinet members basically hold accountable and ask questions from the corresponding ministers of government in Britain.
It is noteworthy that Boris Johnson had been elected as the prime minister of Britain in July 2019. However, he formally sworn in as the British PM in December, 2019. Boris Johnson belongs to conservative Party in Britain. He is currently under treatment for coronavirus.