Latest News from Sajjad

Saj with Baroness Susan Williams at the Eve of Poll #DayOfUnity rally on 17th Sept.

Scotland rejects independence but where next for the rest of the UK?

This morning we woke up to a United Kingdom and our 300 year old marriage intact with an agreement from all the 3 main political parties to recognise that 45% of Scottish voters want change. The people Scotland have spoken with a clear 10% majority in favour of keeping our family of nations together and David Cameron has pledge to deliver this … [Read More...]

Scottish independence would mean less freedom, not more

Writing for Huffington Post: This week will see one of the most important referendums in recent British history. Scotland will go to the polls on September 18th to vote on whether to stay part of the Union or become independent. In an election all leaders agree there will be no turning back from, it is all the more crucial that objectivity is … [Read More...]

Sajjad appointed European Parliament Chairman of South Asia monitoring group

Sajjad has been appointed Chairman of the South Asia Monitoring group in the European Parliament’s International Trade committee. The position of Chairman can be used to develop future trade agreements between the EU and countries such as Pakistan and Bangladesh. Saj, who is Chairman of the European Parliament Friends of Pakistan group … [Read More...]

Kashmir Exhibition

“Kashmir and Europe; prolonging friendship and solidarity” says Sajjad

Sajjad has started the new European Parliamentary term by hosting the annual EU-Kashmir exhibition this week. As Chairman of the European Parliament Friends of Pakistan group, he held the high level exhibition in the European Parliament to raise awareness of human rights abuses in Kashmir and the struggle for independence. "The on-going … [Read More...]

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Saj “YES vote would weaken both Scotland and the rest of the UK on the world stage”

Ahead of the Scottish referendum on 18th September, SNP Minister Fergus Ewing MSP, has paid a visit over the Border to Carlisle where he debated with my colleagues John Stevenson MP and Lord Richard Inglewood on the implications of the referendum outcome on business in particular. With the results of a local poll showing a clear majority of the … [Read More...]

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Saj “Israel land grab undermines fragile peace process”

Israel's expansion into the West Bank by confiscating almost 1000 acres of land earlier this week was called as "undermining the fragile peace process" by senior British MEP, Dr Sajjad Karim.  The land grab, the biggest by Israel in 30 years according to Amnesty International, has attracted international criticism including from the US, its long … [Read More...]

Brexit will destroy the City of London as we know it

Should the UK vote to leave the EU in a future referendum, the decision will have far-reaching and damaging consequences for London's financial sector,  Says Sajjad, writing for Euroactiv online magazine. London’s financial sector is the world’s largest. It’s what the city of London has come to be known for, making it the fifth largest city … [Read More...]