Amjad: Piece Hall Quarter puts Halifax on the map

“A huge leap forward for Halifax and a real potential magnet for visitors and further investment.” That was the verdict of regional MEP Amjad Bashir after he was given a tour of the refurbished Piece Hall, the neighbouring Square Chapel arts centre and the new Halifax Central Library which opens next month. A series of multi-million pound investments co-ordinated by …

Airport to play critical post-Brexit role

If Yorkshire is to remain the economic powerhouse it so clearly is, its links with the rest of the world – especially post Brexit – are critical. While our own internal transport connectivity remains lacking, while we wait for HS2 to create the ‘joined up’ high-tech rail network we so badly need, the good news is that our own Leeds …

Amjad Bashir MEP: Pakistan resolution sends wrong message

A resolution attacking Pakistan for “fantasy” breaches of human rights will send the wrong message to an ally in need of help, MEPs were warned today. Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, sounded the caution as the European Parliament in Strasbourg debated an urgent resolution criticising Pakistan’s use of military courts and alleging government responsibility for anti-blasphemy …

MEP Amjad Bashir in the EP in Strasbourg

Bashir report on statelessness piles pressure on Myanmar

Campaigning MEP Amjad Bashir has won the overwhelming backing of the European Parliament for his groundbreaking report demanding action on the issue of statelessness in Asia. The report was approved by a plenary sitting of the Parliament in Strasbourg today (Tuesday) following worsening suppression of the world’s largest group of stateless people, the Rohingyas in Myanmar. The vote is expected …

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Amjad: We must unite to show terror cannot prevail

Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir today called for unity across all communities in the face of the Manchester bomb attack. Mr Bashir, MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “This is a shocking and callous attack, deliberately targeting our British way of life. “Sickeningly, it targeted families, children and teenagers enjoying a fun night out. They could have been the children …

Bashir on a mission to boost trade

Yorkshire MEP Amjad Bashir is on a one-man trade mission to Pakistan this week to explore further the huge opportunities he foresees for boosting commerce once the UK leaves the European Union. The Conservative politician will deliver a series of seminars and lectures to key government and business figures about the possibilities opened up by Brexit, as well as receiving …

Portrait of MEP Amjad Bashir in the EP in Strasbourg

MEPs back Bashir report on Myanmar

MEPs have backed proposals by Amjad Bashir to challenge Myanmar and end the suffering of stateless people. Today the European Parliament’s influential Foreign Affairs Committee voted in favour of a report by the Conservative MEP calling for unified international action to promote the granting of citizenship to the Rohingya people. The vote came just days after Myanmar’s leaders denied the …

Amjad: We always faced talks about talks

Amjad Bashir MEP today said the UK should respond with caution to the publication today of the European Union’s draft guidelines following the triggering of Article 50.   The Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber said: “It was always inevitable that this process would start with talks about talks and negotiations about negotiations.   “Mr Tusk is talking about …