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Lord Nazir Ahmed forced to quit from House of Lords
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Lord Nazir Ahmed forced to quit from House of Lords
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New Delhi, Nov 27 (TIWN) In the first-ever expulsion of a peer in the history of the House of Lords in the UK, Lord Nazir Ahmed has controversially announced his retirement only to Pakistani news outlets, keeping silent in the UK.

As per a report in Insight UK, the House of Lords Conduct Committee has published a report on Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham, concluding that for the first time ever, a peer should be expelled.  The report finds Ahmed to have breached the Code of Conduct for "failing to act on his personal honour" over sexual assault and exploitation.  Ahmed announced his retirement on November 14 after having seen the report. Further, he controversially announced his retirement only to Pakistani news outlets, keeping silent in the UK, Insight UK reported.  "His sudden retirement is an obvious attempt to escape justice, meaning he does not lose his title and has the legal right to return if he changes his mind," it said.  The report details how Tahira Zaman "was put in contact with Lord Ahmed to help her make a complaint to the Metropolitan Police about a faith healer".

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