August 9, 2021
Mon, Aug 09, 2021
Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari Monday lashed out on the UK authorities, saying that it’s “shifting goalposts” to maintain Pakistan on its travel ban Red List.
Mazari was responding to a report in The News that quoted British authorities sources saying that Pakistan had been retained on the Red List because it had not shared its coronavirus vaccination and testing knowledge with UK authorities.
Hitting out on the UK authorities, Mazari stated it’s dominated by ‘Indophiles’.
“Ridiculous! UK govt, dominated by Indophiles and despite globally documented India’s continuing disastrous handling of the COVID pandemic, moved India to the Amber List but keeps Pakistan on the red; then under pressure from Opposition MPs, gives feeble excuse that Pakistan didn’t share data,” she tweeted.
“Fact is UK govt never asked for data but it is publicly available as NCOC has the most centralised & daily updated data bases anywhere & data shared with UK HC. Earlier UK govt had given another excuse – that more Pak passengers than Indians tested positive! Shifting goalposts!” she continued.
She criticised the UK authorities for ‘shifting goalposts’, noting that it had earlier stated Pakistan had been positioned on the Red List as a result of extra passengers from Pakistan in comparison with India had been testing constructive for COVID.
Boris Johnson says UK trying into Pakistan Red List knowledge
Earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had stated that the nation was trying into Pakistan’s placement on the Red List.
The News had learnt that PM Boris Johnson made these remarks throughout a dialog with a Pakistani delegation on the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst the place he was attending the Sovereign’s Parade because the Queen’s consultant, to observe 243 cadets commissioned as military officers.
The PM’s remarks indicated that there was an opportunity that Pakistan could also be moved to the Amber List in just a few weeks.
The Pakistani delegation included high envoy Moazzam Ali Khan and three different diplomats.
According to official sources, PM Johnson’s remarks had been in response to the Pakistani delegation elevating the problem of the “red list” and the way inconvenient it was for hundreds of Pakistanis.
Johnson had assured the delegation that his authorities was trying on the knowledge and “considering possibilities” based mostly on scientific recommendation.
PM Johnson had stated that he’s trying ahead to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s go to to the United Kingdom quickly. The Pakistani delegation advised the UK premier that the South Asian nation, too, is trying ahead to the go to.