Pakistan-Born Becomes First Highest Ranking British Navy Officer
Pakistan-born Muslim immigrant Amjad Hussain, 47, was this week promoted to rear admiral from commodore. The Royal Navy have appointed their first non-white admiral. The admiral made national headlines in 1989 when he escorted Princess Diana around his ship, the frigate HMS Cornwall. Dad Mazhar worked as a railway signalman before building his own small property company. He is the highest ranking ethnic officer among the 200,000 men and women of the three armed forces. The dad of three said yesterday: ‘I count myself very lucky to live in a country where the opportunities have been beyond my imagination.