Lord Nazir’s alleged sexual misconduct revealed in UK parliament report recommending his expulsion
Tahira Zaman stepped forward to confirm that Lord Nazir took advantage of her when she was looking for help.
- Lord Nazir Ahmed resigned from the member of the House of Lords in England on the 16th of November.
- On the 17th of November, the UK parliament published a report which recommended that Lord Nazir be expelled from the House because he used his position to take advantage of “vulnerable” women.
- While Lord Nazir denied allegations, Tahira Zaman stepped forward to confirm that Lord Nazir took advantage of her when she was looking for help.
Nazir Ahmed, the member of the House of Lords in England, resigned from the House a day before a report by the Lords Conduct Committee was issued. Geo News reported that Lord Nazir decided to retire from the House of Lords after 23 years of service.
The report issued after his resignation recommended that Lord Nazir be expelled from the House because he used his position to take advantage of “vulnerable” women.
The report was published on the 17th of November with the subject being:
Lord Nazir breached the code of conduct for “failing to act on personal honor” over sexual assault and exploitation.
It should be noted that before the report was issued, Lord Nazir was accused of exploiting his position over many instants. Many members of the House and victimized women complained that Lord Nazir pursued intimate relationships with vulnerable women who asked him for help.
According to Geo News, on the 14th of November, the UK Parliament confirmed that Lord Nazir’s retirement allocation had been approved under the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. Then why did he resign?
Lord Nazir’s History of Sexual Misconduct Allegations:
In March 2019, BBC News reported:
43-year-old Tahira Zaman approached Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham in February 2017, hoping that he would help her by urging the police to investigate a Muslim faith healer who she felt was a danger to women. Lord Nazir “took advantage” of the situation and began a sexual relationship with Tahira. When Lord Nazir was confronted with the allegations of acting “inappropriately”, he denied.
In an interview with BBC Newsnight, Tahira Zaman alleged:
Lord Nazir said to me that he wrote a letter to the Metropolitan Police Commander Cressida Dick about my concerns. Then he repeatedly asked me out for dinner.
Tahira Zaman continued to state:
I finally agreed to dinner. A few weeks after the dinner, I contacted Lord Nazir about my case, and he invited me to his east London home. He kept on saying that I am beautiful.
The report issued by the Lords Conduct Committee shed light on the matter and stated:
Lord Nazir and Tahira Zaman went on to have a sexual relationship. However, while Tahira accepted that the relationship was consensual, she said that Lord Nazir abused his power and took advantage of me when I was looking for help.
When Lord Nazir was confronted about the report, he denied any wrongdoing.
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