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LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid as the country’s new home secretary, following Amber Rudd’s resignation as the United Kingdom’s home minister.

Sajid Javid is a Member of Parliament (MP) from Bromsgrove, and was previously the Secretary of State for housing, communities and local government.

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Javid is the first minority politician to hold one of Britain’s four top government jobs. He is the son of a Pakistani bus driver who immigrated to the UK in the 1960s, BBC reported.

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