Pakistan-origin Sajid Javid becomes first non-white UK treasury chief

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Britain has got its first non-white finance minister. Pakistan-origin former home secretary Sajid Javid has become Britain’s new Chancellor – a job that is considered most important after the prime minister. Prime Minister Boris Johnson assumed the country’s leadership after Theresa May resigned. The British PM is in the process of forming the cabinet with like-minded people. He appointed 49-year-old Javid after Philip Hammond resigned, alongside a number of other ministers. Priti Patel has been named to replace Javid as home secretary. Sajid has held the job since 2016 under the former premier May. With emphasis on public services, Javid distanced himself from...

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