British MPs Slam Govt For Keeping Pakistan in The Red List But Promoting India To Amber

Travelers arriving in the UK from red list countries will be required to spend a quarantine period of ten days and also need to get two Covid-19 tests done.

British members of parliament have lashed out at the United Kingdom’s government for its decisions to retain Pakistan on red list for international travel but promoted India to amber despite more cases of Covid-19.

UK placed Pakistan on the red list in April while India was placed later in the month due to surging cases of Covid-19 and the emergence of deadly delta variant. Today, the British government updated its travel list and Pakistan including Bangladesh, Turkey and Oman have been kept in the red list.

Travelers arriving in the UK from red list countries will be required to spend a quarantine period of ten days and also need to get two Covid-19 tests done.

Bradford West MP Naz Shah said she was surprised that India was moved to the amber list, whilst Pakistan remains on the red list. While criticising the government, she said that “the last time this government favoured political choices rather than science, risked our nation’s COVID efforts, it failed to place India on the red list.”

“That led to the Delta Variant becoming the most prominent COVID variant in the UK,” she added.

Bolton South East MP Yasmin Qureshi also criticized the government.

“Despite Pakistan not having any variants of concern, it remains on the red list. The Government is seeking to penalise Pakistan in favour of potential economic benefit This is clear and blatant discrimination towards Pakistan,” she said in a tweet.

Labour MP for Luton North, Sawah Owen, also questioned the government’s decision.

“When you see figures like this, Tory ministers have a lot of explaining to do as to why India is going amber yet Pakistan and other countries remain red,” she said.

Pakistan’s Federal Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari said that “UK was playing politics on Covid restrictions when they put Pakistan on [the] red list two weeks before India despite the Covid management disaster in India as opposed to Pakistan’s good management raised internationally.”


  • Featured Content⭐


    Most viewed in last 24 hours


    24 گھنٹوں کے دوران 🔥


    >