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4 I LOCAL & NATIONAL NEWS Passion Islam I October 2009
Mohammed second most
popular boys name in the UK
Mohammed, in all its various spellings,
is now the second most common boys’
name in the UK, next only to Jack.
Jack and Olivia were the most
popular names for babies last year
- but the Office for National Statistics
was accused of being “disingenuous”
for listing various forms of Mohammed
as different names.
Three variations of Mohammed
originally featured in the list of the top
100 names released by the ONS.
Mohammed was placed 16th with
3,423, Muhammad 37th with 2,068
and Mohammad 65th with 1,100.
Figures for five other spellings -
Muhammad (496), Mohamed (428),
Mohamad (40), and Mohammod (10),
were later released.
the name topped the list of boys’ character, but he will also be good,”
That made a total of 7,576 and put
names for the 13th year running. said Faye Mingo, who compiles the
Mohammed and its alternatives ahead
“When we have done our research, research on names for, a
of the official second placed name,
mothers tell us Jack suggests honesty, parenting club.
Oliver, of whom there were 7,413.
trustworthiness and hard work. A Jack Olivia was top name for girls in
There were 8,007 Jacks, ensuring
will be popular and have a strong 2008, replacing Ruby.
UK to provide extra
funding to Pakistan
Following the Friends of Democratic In a joint press conference with give Pakistan’s people a bigger stake
Pakistan meeting in New York on President Zardari after the meeting, in the future.”
Thursday 25 September, during Mr Brown praised Pakistan’s efforts President Zardari said:
the UN General Assembly, the UK to build peace, and in particular “Democracy is being strengthened in
announced that they will provide to tackle the Taliban in the border Pakistan. This is action that could not
an extra £50 million of funding to regions. He said: have happened - democracy could
improve infrastructure and security “Pakistan is acknowledging that not have been re-created in Pakistan
in Pakistan’s border areas. the fight against violent extremism - without your help, without the
The Prime Minister announced is broader than just against the extended help of the democracies
the contribution following the first Pakistan Taliban. But let us be clear: of the world. So as we go forward in
summit of the Friends of Democratic the fight is one in which every country the fight against terrorism and this
Pakistan - a gathering of world that has met today is engaged… mindset, the mindset, whether it is in
leaders chaired by the Prime Britain and other countries will work Afghanistan, whether it is in Pakistan
Minister, President Barack Obama with the Pakistan government to or whether anywhere else in the
and Pakistan’s President Asif Ali address these issues. I am pleased world, it is the mindset that we are
Zardari. to announce, on behalf of the United fighting.”
At the meeting in New York, the Kingdom, an additional £50 million of The summit also agreed that
Pakistani government and the World British aid for Pakistan’s border areas, the next focus of the Friends of
Bank announced a Multi Donor and that this programme of money Democratic Pakistan group will be to
Trust Fund to coordinate funding for will go towards better infrastructure, support Pakistan’s efforts to improve
reconstruction in parts of the country better governance and stronger rule its electricity supply and develop a
affected by terrorism and extremism. of law in the border areas, helping to sustainable energy plan.
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