On the age of 38, Sarfraz might be one of many youngest members of the Home of Lords. He’s additionally the one Pakistani, Muslim, and Asian Conservative nominee that includes within the approved-list by the queen.
Sarfraz has been appointed a member of Home of Lords for all times for his providers to the Conservative Occasion and for serving as an advisor to the occasion management on neighborhood outreach.
The British-Pakistani businessman and philanthropist has additionally served because the treasurer of the Conservative Occasion.
A fluent Urdu speaker whose mother and father originate from Gujrat.
The Dissolutions 2019 peerage checklist has Sarfraz at quantity 9 as “Conservative Party Treasurer and Venture Partner at Draper Associates”.
The checklist has in whole 18 names on it which “the queen has been graciously happy to suggest her intention of conferring Peerages of the UK for Life”.
Ten nominations got here from the Conservative Occasion chief Boris Johnson; two from a Labour chief; one from Chief of the Democratic Unionist Occasion; and 5 peerages are non-affiliated.
Former Tory Chancellors Ken Clarke, Philip Hammond, former England Cricketer Ian Botham, who attended pro-Brexit occasions alongside Boris Johnson and his brother, Jo Johnson, are amongst an inventory of 36 peerages introduced by the federal government.
“I’m very grateful to Prime Minister Boris Johnson for giving me the chance to serve within the Home of Lords. As we come out of the coronavirus disaster, there may be super work to be executed. I look ahead to supporting the Prime Minister’s agenda and imaginative and prescient,” Sarfraz instructed The Information.
Sarfraz additionally mentioned that he was “delighted” that the announcement was made on the auspicious day of Eid-ul-Adha. He added that he’ll work on enhancing the relations between Pakistan and the UK in his new position.
Sarfraz grew up in Islamabad, studied there until 1999 and got here to the UK in 2002. He was educated at Boston College and the London Faculty of Economics (LSE). His mother and father nonetheless dwell in Islamabad and his father Naeem Sarfraz is a retired navy officer.
Sarfraz beforehand had a profitable profession as an entrepreneur and enterprise capital investor, with the Electrum Group and Draper Associates.
Sarfraz says he initiated numerous social tasks in Pakistan, together with coaching and assist to 1000’s of smallholder farmers in Punjab in the course of the previous 15 years. Different tasks embrace rural medical camps, clear consuming water infrastructure, juvenile prisoners’ welfare and the primary horse-riding remedy program for youngsters with particular wants.