Britain appoints first Muslim female minister Nusrat Ghani

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Britain appoints first Muslim female minister Nusrat Ghani

London (Web Desk): Muslim British Parliamentarian Nusrat Ghani has been appointed the first female Muslim minister to speak from the Commons dispatch box.


Such a decision was taken first time in British political history.

Recently appointed as Transport Minister, Ms Ghani was cheered as she addressed questions about station access for disabled people.

Ms Ghani, Wealden MP since 2015, was born in Kashmir.

Ms Ghani, 45, worked for charities and the BBC World Service before first standing as a Conservative Party candidate in Birmingham in the 2010 general election.

At the occasion, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said her promotion proved the Tories "were a party of opportunity", having produced the first woman prime minister as well.