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Sajjad Haider Karim

Member of the European Parliament

Biography:

Sajjad Haider Karim born 11 July 1970 in Blackburn is a British politician. He was first elected to the European Parliament in 2004, aged 33. He was re-elected in June 2009 and in 2014. He is a solicitor by profession and has been the Legal Affairs Spokesman for the Conservatives in the European Parliament since 2009.

Being a spokesman to the WTO, Karim Chairs the European Parliament South Asia Trade Monitoring Board; South Caucuses Delegation and is rotating chair of the powerful Parliamentary Conduct Committee. Karim was given the highest National Honor bestowed on foreigners by Pakistan for his role in securing a British Government lead initiative delivering favorable market access for Pakistan to the EU. The Queen and Nelson Mandela hold the same award.

Karim is the first European born and British Muslim elected to the European Parliament, was elected to represent the North West England in 2004 as a Liberal Democrat. He re-joined the Conservative Party in 2007 and was re-elected to the European Parliament in June 2009. In May 2014 he was re-elected to serve a third term. His family hails from Mandi Baha-u-Din and GujratPakistan.

Karim attended Walter Street County primary school Brierfield and thereafter Mansfield High School, Brierfield. He com