MIRPUR (AJK)

Four of the ten newly-elected Pakistan-origin members of the House of Commons, lower house of British Parliament, belong to Mirpur district of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

According to a survey carried out by this Correspondent on Saturday, the newly-elected British MP from Birmigham Mirza Khalid Mahmood of Labour Party, who retained the office, belongs to Dadayal town of Mirpur district.

Similarly, newly-elected MP from Bradford Ms Naz Shah of Labor Party belongs to Chakswari, the parent constituency of incumbent AJK Prime Minister. The triumphant MP Naz Shah defeated her nearest rival George Galloway, chief of Respect Party.

Likewise, the newly-elected MP from Bradford, Barrister Imran Hussain of Labor Party belongs to adjoining village Pothi of Mirpur city. Whereas the newly-elected MP from Birmingham Shabana Mahmood of Labour Party belongs to Mangla, Mirpur (AJK).

Latest reports spoke of the winning of the British Parliament elections by a total of ten Pakistan-origin British nationals in 650-seat lower house of the British Parliament - House of Commons.

Rest of the newly-elected Pakistan-origin British MPs included Tasleema Sheikh of Scotish National Party from Scotland, Yasmeen Qureshi of Labour Party, elected from Luton, Sadiq Khan of Labour Party, elected from Nottingham¸ Sajid Javed of Conservative Party, elected from London and Rehman Chishti of Labour Party.

It may be mentioned that Pakistan-origin Anas Sarwar a contestant in the elections from Scotland, the son of former Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar suffered defeat in the election.

Conservative Party has won the election emerging as the triumphant single party securing 331 seats in the 650-seat low house of the British Parliament.