Asad Umar, British MP oppose adding Pakistan to UK travel red list

By: News Desk      Published: 12:21 PM, 3 Apr, 2021
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Asad Umar and Naz Shah question the British government's decision.

The government of Pakistan and a British parliamentarian have opposed the UK decision to include Pakistan in the travel red list, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar also questioned the British move.

In a tweet uploaded on Saturday, the minister said every country has the right to take decision to safeguard the health of their citizens. “However, the recent decision by the UK government to add Pakistan to the travel led list raised a legitimate question –whether the choice of countries was based on science or foreign police,” he asked.

Earlier, British Member Parliament Naz Shah opposed the decision to add Pakistan to the Britain’s red list of travel ban countries from April 9 and termed it a political decision.

Naz Shah in her letter to Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, said that why France, Germany and India having substantially higher numbers of infections per 100,000 than Pakistan not added to the red list of travel ban countries.

In a message on Twitter, Naz Shah said why aren’t countries which have significant more cases, including the South African variant, not on the red list too? Why Pakistan and not France, which has 10 times more cases, on the red list.