Deported by India, British MP Debbie arrives in Pakistan

By: News Desk
Published: 12:24 PM, 19 Feb, 2020
Deported by India, British MP Debbie arrives in Pakistan
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Member of British Parliament Debbie Abrahams arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday, two after she was deported by India fearing his outspoken support for locked down people of Kashmir.

The Indian government accused the British lawmaker of anti-India activities and revolved her e-business visa. Instead of apologizing, the Indian officials insisted that sanctioning, revocation or rejection of a visa or any electronic travel authorisation was the sovereign right of a country. Ms Abrahams was an issued an e-business visa on October 7 last year, which was valid till October 5 this year only for attending a business meeting.

However, this e-business visa was revoked on February 14 this year, and the decision was conveyed to the British MP the same day. The revocation was due to her involvement in activities against India’s interest.

When Ms Abrahams landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday, she was not in possession of a valid visa and was hence asked to go back. India does not have any provision for a visa on arrival scheme for UK nationals at any airport, hence her argument that she was not given a visa on arrival was not valid, Indian officials said.