Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development Government Of Pakistan

Sadiq Aman Khan

Mayor of London


Sadiq Aman Khan (born 8 October 1970) is a British politician. Born in Tooting, South London, to a working-class British Pakistani family, Khan gained a law degree from the University of North London. Khan was born at St George's Hospital in Tooting, South London to a working-class Sunni Muslim family of Pakistani immigrants. His grandparents migrated from Bombay Presidency, British India to Pakistan following the partition of India in 1947. His father Amanullah and mother Sehrun had arrived in London from Pakistan in the second half of the 1960s. Khan was the fifth of eight children, all but one of whom was a boy.In the city, Amanullah worked as a bus driver and Sehrun as a seamstress.

Khan is a practising Muslim, who observes the fast during Ramadan, and regularly attends Al-Muzzammil Mosque in Tooting. Writing in The Guardian, the journalist Dave Hill described Khan as "a moderate, socially liberal Muslim". He has expressed the view that "too often the people who are 'representing' the Islamic faith aren't representative, they're angry men with beards. And that is not what Islam is about." Siddiq Khan married Saadiya Ahmed, a fellow solicitor, in 1994 and has two daughters.


He worked as a solicitor specialising in human rights, and chaired Liberty for three years. Joining the Labour Party, Khan was a Councillor for th