LONDON - Pakistani-origin cabinet member Sajid Javid has been appointed as the new home secretary of the United Kingdom.
Earlier, Britain’s interior minister, Amber Rudd, resigned, after the government struggled to contain the fallout over the way it has treated some long-term Caribbean immigrants who have wrongly been labeled illegal immigrants.
Javid, a Member of Parliament for Bromsgrove, was the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government.
The announcement was made in a tweet from the PM Office.
Earlier, speculation was rife in the British media as to who would replace Rudd.
Reports had stated that Javid would be considered owing to his immigrant background.
According to a report in The Guardian link, Javid's father arrived in London from Pakistan in the early 1960s.
His father first worked in a cotton mill in Rochdale and later as a bus driver.