Pakistani origin Lina Khan named FTC Commissioner by US President Joe Biden

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Pakistani origin Lina Khan named FTC Commissioner by US President Joe Biden

WASHINGTON – United States President Joe Biden has named Pakistani-origin Lina Khan, a Big Tech critic, as the Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Reports in international media cited that the 32-year-old was sworn in as the FTC Chair hours after being confirmed by the Senate as one of the five members of the governing body while surpassing other nominees.

The role of Khan is a hugely potent one, which protects consumers from bad business practices and companies from unfair rivalry. Lina is a law professor at Columbia University who is an anti-trust icon on the monopolistic practices of big tech companies.

She also holds the title of being the youngest chair in the history of the federal antitrust watchdog.

Expressing gratitude over the appointment, the Pakistani origin American took to her official handle where she wrote ‘It’s a tremendous honor to have been selected by President Biden to lead the Federal Trade Commission, I look forward to upholding this mission with vigor and serving the American public’.