Introduction

Khalid Mahmood, who was born in Pakistan on 12 April 1959, is a politician for the Norwegian Labour Party. He migrated to Norway and took an education in economics at the University of Oslo. He became involved in the Pakistan

Khalid Mahmood


Professional Achievements


Khalid Mahmood, who was born in Pakistan on 12 April 1959, is a politician for the Norwegian Labour Party. He migrated to Norway and took an education in economics at the University of Oslo. He became involved in the Pakistan Workers Welfare Union, and in 1983 he was elected to serve in Oslo city council.

 

He was re-elected in 1987, not in 1991 but again in 1995. Having originally represented the Conservative Party, he joined the Labour Party in 1995. He left the Conservative Party in protest against a proposal to introduce financial reports regarding the immigrant population.

 

He was re-elected to the city council in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011. In 2011, he was placed on the last spot on the Labour electoral list, but was elected due to getting most personal votes of all candidates. He also served as a deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Oslo during the term 2005–2009

 

According to a 2009 BBC article, Mahmood believes that there is persecution against Muslims. In the article, he was quoted: Muslims are the Jews of our times, stigmatised, generalised and presented as a threat to society. We are portrayed as uncivilised people living double lives - orderly and behaved when in public, but at home fundamentalists suppressing and physically abusing women.