Baaghi TV has learnt that British MP Naz Shah, has opposed the inclusion of Pakistan in UK’s red list.
According to earlier reports by Baaghi TV, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner made the announcement to include Pakistan in the red list, on Friday. The High Commissioner shared a video message on his official Twitter account saying that from 9th April, Pakistan will be added to the UK’s red list of travel ban countries.
Following which, British MP Naz Shah has opposed the decision. The MP wrote a letter to Britain’s Foreign Secretary stating that the decision to include Pakistan in the red list is more of a political nature. Naz Shah added that in many countries including India, the rate of corona virus is higher than that of Pakistan.
According to reports, the British MP wrote that the government does not seem serious through its behavior of irregularly adding countries to the red list. She went on to question if the decision to include Pakistan was made on scientific grounds, arguing that Germany, France and India had a higher COVID-19 percentage.
Naz Shah added that the British government is making political decisions which go against moral values and do not align with its responsibility to protect its citizens.
According to reports, the British High Commissioner stated that following the decision to include Pakistan in the red list, only British citizens and residency visa holders will be able to enter the UK. Moreover, ten days in quarantine will have to be spent in hotels and expenses to be borne by the traveler.
It is expected that the red list will affect more than 40,000 Pakistani and Kashmiri citizens with dual citizenship, according to reports.
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