Fylde Euro MP Sajjad Karim, has been awarded an honorary doctorate for his services to the Pakistani community in the UK.
The messages of congratulations includes one from Prime Minister David Cameron, who said: “Saj is a hardworking MEP who has done much to promote relations between the UK, EU and Pakistan.
“I congratulate him on being awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Management and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan.”
Sajjad, who was born and brought up in Lancashire, was be bestowed the honorary doctorate on Saturday in Lahore.
The Governor of Punjab, Mohammed Sarwar who conducted the formal proceedings, added: “He founded and chairs the European Parliament Friends of Pakistan Group and is the first British Pakistani muslim elected to the European Parliament.”