Pakistani-British becomes first female Muslim mayor of UK’s Rushmoor

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HAMPSHIRE: Pakistani-British Councillor Sophia Choudhary has become the first Muslim Mayor in the UK on Tuesday.

Sophia, belongs to Azad Kashmir and succeeded  former mayor Councillor Jacqui Vosper in a ceremony, which was attended by Sophia’s friends, family, council members and other people from the Pakistani-British community.

While talking to a local media outlet she said that she would like to take forward the work that she has done with various charities.

She expressed her condolences on the recent Manchester attack saying that incidents like these can unfortunately divide nations.

Sophia’s father, Saleem Choudhary, also served as Mayor of Rushmoor Borough Council in 2002.

 

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