List of British people of Pakistani descent


List of British people of Pakistani descent

This is a list of Pakistani British people, namely people in the United Kingdom whose ethnic origin lies in Pakistan.

Business and industry

* Shami Ahmed - is a British millionaire founder of the Joe Bloggs clothing brand
* Tahir Mohsan - is the founder of the TIME brand and currently manages several investment companies from his base in Dubai
* Sir Anwar Pervez - is a Pakistan-born businessman and ranks as the 12th richest Asian in Great Britain. Founder of the Bestway Group.
* Mumtaz Khan - Bradford based tycoon worth £20m ($40m). Founder of the Mumtaz Group.
* Mohammed Najib - Founded in 1977, NT International is a Birmingham-based fancy goods and hardware wholesaler worth £10m ($20m)
*Johngir & Babbar Saddiq- Founded Big Johns fastfood chain Birmingham worth 25m Pounds ($50m)
* Awan Marketing Plc- Birmingham-based electrical and fancy goods wholesaler 25m pounds($50m)
* James Caan - a millionaire businessman that is currently starring in Dragon's Den alongside with other investors.

Entertainment

* Hajaz Akram - is a British actor
* Mina Anwar - is a British actress who is best known for playing Police Constable Maggie Habib in the sitcom The Thin Blue Line
* Ayesha Dharker
* Raza Jafery - is a British actor, most notable for playing the character of Zafar Younis in the television spy drama Spooks
* Ali Khalid - is a Pakistani born British actor and producer, appearing in both Pakistani and British TV Serials such as "Sard Aag" and Coronation Street
* Nigel Le Vaillant - is a British actor, born in Karachi
* Ali Sajjad - son of a Pakistani millonaire Sajjad Zafar is a Pakistani-born British actor who has appeared in many British sitcoms and Hollywood films
* Shazia Mirza - is a comedian from Birmingham, England, whose act revolves around her Muslim faith
* Suleman Mirza, lead dancer of "Signature"; runner-up on "Britain's Got Talent" 2008.

Journalism and media

* Ali Abbasi - Scottish TV Presenter .
* Tazeen Ahmad - a British television and radio presenter and reporter
* Martin Bashir - is a British journalist of Pakistani descent, currently with ABC's 20/20
* Mishal Husain - is currently an anchor for BBC World
* Rizwan Khan - is a British television news reporter and interviewer, working for Al Jazeera English, where he has his own show
* Saira Khan - was the runner-up on the first series of The Apprentice, and now a TV presenter on BBC's Temper Your Temper and Desi DNA
* Waheed Khan - is a documentary television director working in British television
* Ayub Khan-Din - is a playwright and actor
* Mazher Mahmood - is an undercover reporter for the British newspaper News of the World
* Javed Malik - is a British journalist and political analyst, with Pakistani-news channel ARY ONE World
* Sarfraz Manzoor - is a British writer, journalist, documentary maker, and broadcaster. He writes regularly for The Guardian, presents documentaries on BBC Radio 4.
* Shereen Nanjiani - is a radio journalist with BBC Radio Scotland
* Adil Ray - is a British radio and television presenter, for BBC Asian Network

Literature

* Tariq Ali - is a British historian and novelist
* Moniza Alvi - is a British poet and writer
* Nadeem Aslam - is a British novelist
* Imtiaz Dharker - is a Pakistani-British poet and documentary filmmaker
* Hanif Kureishi - is an English playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker, novelist and short story writer

Military & Police

* Muhammed Akbar Khan - served as a British recruit in the First World War and an officer in Second World War. Khan was the first Muslim to become a General in British Army.
* Tarique Ghaffur - is a high-ranking British police officer in London's Metropolitan Police Service. He is currently Assistant Commissioner–Central Operations
* Mohsin Khan - is a former Royal Air Force airman.
* Muhammed Iftikhar Khan - was one of the finest officers which the Pakistan Army inherited from British India. He had been nominated to become the first local Commander in Chief of the Pakistan Army after General Douglas David Gracey's retirement.

Music

* Jay Sean - AKA Kamaljit Singh Jhooty who is a R&B Singer.
* Aziz Ibrahim - is a Manchester-based guitarist with Asia, Simply Red and formally with The Stone Roses
* Natasha Khan - a Brighton-based songwriter and currently the only member of Bat for Lashes
* Aki Nawaz
* Tariq Khan
* Rydacoo
* Flex
* Metz
* Trix
* Tanveer Gogi
* Deeyah
* Suman
* 8t2
* DJ Target
* Nina Jayne
* Ammar Khan bhangra & RnB Remixes.
* Khiza
* Aky
* DJ Vix
* Hunterz
* Jinx

Politics

* Bashir Ahmad - a member of the Scottish National Party
* Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed - is a Labour member of the House of Lords
* Mohammad Asghar - is a Welsh politician, representing Plaid Cymru
* Khalid Mahmood - is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom
* Shahid Malik - is a Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament for Dewsbury and serves as Minister for International Development in Gordon Brown's government
* Bashir Maan - is a Pakistani-Scottish politician, businessman and writer
* Fiyaz Mughal is a British Liberal Democrat politician and currently Chief Executive of Enfield Citizens Advice Bureau
* Mohammad Sarwar - is a politician in the United Kingdom, the Labour member of Parliament for Glasgow Central
* Sayeeda Hussain Warsi, Baroness Warsi - is a British politician for the Conservative Party and a lawyer. Baroness Warsi is currently a member of the Shadow Cabinet
* Salma Yaqoob - is the vice-chair of Respect – The Unity Coalition and a Birmingham City Councillor.
* Imran Ahmad Khan - is the President of the Transnational Crisis Project

Sport

*Amir Khan- British Lightweight Boxer, 2004 Olympics Silver Medalist
* Usman Afzaal - is an English cricketer who has played three Test matches for England
* Adnan Ahmed - is an English-Pakistani footballer who is currently playing for Tranmere Rovers
* Kabir Ali - is an English cricketer, playing for Worcestershire
* Kadeer Ali - is an English cricketer, playing for Worcestershire
* Moeen Ali - is an English cricketer, playing for Warwickshire
* Adam Docker - is an English-Pakistani footballer, playing for Porthmadog F.C.
* Amjad Iqbal - is an English-Pakistani footballer, playing for Farsley Celtic F.C.
* Haroon Khan - is a British boxer from Bolton
* Sajid Mahmood - an English cricketer who plays international cricket for England and county cricket for Lancashire
* Imran Majid - is a professional British pool player
* Adil Rashid - is an English cricketer who plays for Yorkshire and England Under-19s
* Zeeshan Rehman - is a British-Pakistani football defender for Queens Park Rangers F.C.. Was the first Pakistani and British Asian to play in the Premiership with Fulham F.C.
* Bilal Shafayat - is an English crickter
* Owais Shah - is a cricketer who plays for Middlesex and has appeared for England in a number of One Day Internationals and two Test matches

Other

* Vilayat Inayat Khan - was the eldest son of Sufi Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan, head of the Sufi Order International
* Mohammad Naseem - is a former GP and the chairman of the Birmingham Mosque Trust
* Michael Nazir-Ali - is the 106th and current Bishop of Rochester in the Church of England. He holds dual Pakistani and British citizenship
* Robina Qureshi - is a Scottish human rights campaigner
* Jawed Siddiqi is British Muslim academic and political activist
* Ghayasuddin Siddiqui - is an academic and political activist
* Mona Siddiqui - is a British Muslim academic, currently is a University of Glasgow's Professor of Islamic Studies and Public Understanding, as well a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4, The Times, Scotsman, The Guardian, The Herald
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2008-02-11/Muhammad_image Faraz Ahmad] - Founder Of Petition against Prophets's pictures on wikipedia. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2008-02-11/Muhammad_image] .

See also

* Pakistani British
* British Asian
* Overseas Pakistani

References

*http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/world/south_asia/6178092.stm
*http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/09/2c5422de-c656-4b0d-879b-b30370a07b07.html
*http://www.bl.uk/popups/apkdemog.html
*http://www.manchester2002-uk.com/whatsnew.html


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