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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Electoral Register: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons EU citizens were not issued with an EU election voter registration and declaration form when they voted in local elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 267294 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>It is for individual Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) to decide how to fulfil their statutory duty to encourage participation by electors in the electoral process in the area in which they act and take the necessary steps to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:59:10.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:59:10.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1133647
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what support he provided to local authority electoral registration officers to ensure that EU citizens had sufficient time to return their declaration forms to vote in the 2019 European elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 267295 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government took all the legal steps necessary to prepare for the European Parliament elections and put in place all the legislative and funding elements to enable Returning Officers to make their preparations required for the polls on 23 May. We also worked with Returning Officers and the Electoral Commission and other agencies such as the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) and the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) to support the smooth running of the polls.</p><p> </p><p>On 5 April the Electoral Commission published guidance for Local Returning Officers and EROs on the upcoming European Parliament elections. In this the Electoral Commission reminded EROs to prepare and issue UC1 forms to EU citizens on the electoral register. It also encouraged EROs to agree plans and timings for postal vote despatch (including how to prioritise the despatch of overseas votes). This latter point covers UK citizens living in EU countries.</p><p> </p><p>On 3 May the Electoral Commission published guidance advising EU citizens to avoid registering to vote using unofficial registration sites. In this guidance, they further stated that “any EU citizen who wants to vote in the European Parliamentary election in the UK must also print, complete and return a declaration form stating that they will only vote in the UK.” This guidance also included a link to the Your Vote Matters website where the form could be downloaded.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:49:08.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:49:08.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1133650
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason his Department decided not to extend the deadline for EU citizens to return their voter registration and declaration forms for the 2019 European Parliament elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 267296 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The latest date in which an EU citizen can submit a European Parliament Voter Registration Form (known as a UC1 form) to register as an elector in the European Parliamentary elections is 12 working days before the date of the election. For the recent European Parliamentary elections that deadline was 7th May. The 12 working day deadline is based on two provisions relating to the application process and the publication of, and alterations to, the register before the election. The provisions are contained in section 13B of the Representation of the People Act 1983 and regulation 29 of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001; and the equivalent provisions in the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001 and Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008 as applied by Schedule 001 of the European Parliamentary Elections (Franchise of Relevant Citizens of the Union) Regulations 2001. To change the 12 working day deadline would require changes to the legislation.</p><p> </p><p>The UC1 form implements a requirement under EU law. EU Council Directive 93/109/EC requires all Member States to send the details of any EU citizens’ declarations to the state they are a citizen of “sufficiently in advance of polling day” to ensure an EU citizen does not vote twice in the same European Parliamentary election. This is not a new requirement and has been in place for previous European Parliamentary elections.</p><p> </p><p>On 5 April the Electoral Commission published guidance for Local Returning Officers and EROs on the upcoming European Parliament elections. In this the Electoral Commission reminded EROs to prepare and issue UC1 forms to EU citizens on the electoral register. It also encouraged EROs to agree plans and timings for postal vote despatch (including how to prioritise the despatch of overseas votes). This latter point covers UK citizens living in EU countries.</p><p> </p><p>On 3 May the Electoral Commission published guidance advising EU citizens to avoid registering to vote using unofficial registration sites. In this guidance, they further stated that “any EU citizen who wants to vote in the European Parliamentary election in the UK must also print, complete and return a declaration form stating that they will only vote in the UK.” This guidance also included a link to the Your Vote Matters website where the form could be downloaded.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:49:26.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:49:26.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1132540
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2019 to Question 260725 on European Parliament: Elections, which local authorities and electoral administrators he or his ministers have met with since the 2019 EU parliamentary elections; and whether the matter of EU citizens being prevented from voting in the 2019 European Parliament elections was discussed at any of those meetings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 265604 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>Ministers and officials meet frequently with local authorities and electoral administrators to discuss<br>a wide range of electoral issues</p><p>Details of external meetings by Ministers and Permanent Secretaries are published quarterly and<br>are available on gov.uk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T15:32:58.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:32:58.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with representatives of local authorities on EU citizens that were prevented from voting in the 2019 European Parliament elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 260725 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>My officials and I meet regularly with representatives of local authorities and electoral administrators to discuss a wide range of electoral issues.</p><p>In line with their statutory duty, the Electoral Commission will be publishing a report into the administration of the polls later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T16:32:22.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T16:32:22.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-20more like thismore than 2018-03-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Civil Servants: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 128781, if he will set out the external stakeholders who were consulted on embedding diversity and inclusion in civil service work force plans and diversity and inclusion strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 133423 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-workforce-plan-2016-to-2020" target="_blank">Civil Service Workforce Plan</a> set out our ambition to becoming the most inclusive employer in the UK. In October 2017 The Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy set out our plan to achieve this.</p><p>In developing the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy officials engaged with a number of external groups. This included working with the Civil Service Diversity Expert Advisers, a range of expert organisations and employers networks where we tested and consulted on specific aspects of our strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-03-26T15:44:55.207Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-26T15:44:55.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Written Questions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer Question 127351, Question 127353, and Question 127354, tabled on 7 February 2018 by the hon. Member for Manchester Gorton. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 131488 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-21more like thismore than 2018-03-21
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answers to PQ127351 and PQ127354 given on 14<sup>th</sup> March 2018 and the answer to PQ127353 given on 21<sup>st</sup> March.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-03-21T14:43:00.37Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-21T14:43:00.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Census more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what consultation the Government has undertaken on the phrasing of questions in the census. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 129876 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T12:26:38.277Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T12:26:38.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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star this property file name PQ129876.pdf more like this
star this property title UKSA Response more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Civil Servants: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the workforce plan 2016-2020 for improving the diversity and inclusiveness of the Civil Service, whether any meetings were held by the Diversity Champion with external groups when setting key targets for her work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 128781 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-20more like thismore than 2018-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Civil Service Workforce Plan is our strategy for readying the workforce to respond to the challenges and the opportunities of today, and in the years to come. As part of this, five key strands of activity were identified, including becoming the most inclusive employer in the UK. The Civil Service is committed to being a role model for other UK employers and to continue to be a great place to work.</p><p> </p><p>The Permanent Secretary Diversity Champions, which includes Sue Owen as lead Champion for Diversity &amp; Inclusion, engaged with a number of external groups on the contents of the workforce plan. These included engagement with Civil Service Diversity Expert Advisors and other external stakeholders on embedding diversity and inclusion within our Civil Service workforce plans and the development of the Civil Service Diversity &amp; Inclusion Strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-03-20T11:26:26.91Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-20T11:26:26.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Civil Servants: Equality more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Civil Service Workforce Plan 2016-2020, what formal role will be given to staff networks to promote inclusivity on grounds of religion or belief. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 127351 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The Civil Service Workforce Plan 2016-2020 set out ambition to the UK’s most inclusive employer. To deliver this objective the Government published <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-brilliant-civil-service-becoming-the-uks-most-inclusive-employer" target="_blank">“A Brilliant Civil Service: becoming the UK’s most inclusive employer”</a> in October 2017, which committed to focusing on religion, belief and non-belief as part of our wider approach to inclusion.</p><p>This Strategy set out a commitment to work with staff networks in the Civil Service, including faith and belief networks, to provide advice and support on improving the experience of staff, as well as promoting interfaith dialogue and inclusion. They play an important role in contributing to the debate on what progress we should make and how; as well as providing peer support and advice to others, including Permanent Secretaries and senior leaders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-03-14T14:17:41.603Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T14:17:41.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this