Federal Civil Rights Minister Shireen Mazari on Monday criticised the UK for its “feeble reason” for maintaining Pakistan on its traveling ‘red list’, adding that the British federal government had never requested the country’s Covid-19 data.
The United Kingdom runs a “traffic light” system for worldwide traveling, with low-risk nations ranked environment-friendly for quarantine-free traveling, tool threat countries rated brownish-yellow, and also red countries calling for arrivals to spend 10 days in isolation in a resort.
Pakistan was put on the red listing in early April while India complied with on April 19 as a result of rising instance numbers and also the introduction of the Delta variation.
In a current update released by the British government, India, Bahrain, Qatar as well as the UAE were moved to the brownish-yellow checklist from August 8 (Sunday) while Pakistan continued to be on the red list– a relocation that was additionally criticised by British legislators.
Requiring to Twitter on Monday, the preacher shared a report from The News according to which the UK mentioned the absence of vaccination and screening information as the factor for retaining Pakistan on the list.
” The UK government, dominated by Indophiles as well as regardless of internationally documented India’s continuing devastating handling of the Covid pandemic, moved India to the amber list yet keeps Pakistan on the red list; after that under pressure from opposition MPs provides feeble justification [that] Pakistan really did not share information,” she said.
She stated the British federal government had never ever requested for the information, including that it was publicly offered. “The National Command and also Operation Centre has one of the most centralised as well as day-to-day updated databases anywhere,” she said.
” Earlier, [the] UK government had given an additional excuse– that more Pakistani passengers than Indians [had] examined positive! Moving goalposts!” the preacher exclaimed.
According to the record, British MPs of Pakistani-origin had actually held a virtual conference with Minister for Planning, Growth as well as Special Campaigns Asad Umar as well as Unique Assistant to the Head Of State on Health And Wellness Dr Faisal Sultan on Friday.
Throughout the meeting, the concern of whether or not Islamabad had supplied information to the British government was gone over.
” According to the MPs, Umar told them that the information was publicly available on the NCOC forums, including Twitter as well as YouTube, as well as the UK authorities might have accessed it,” the report claimed.
It likewise priced quote one of the British legislators as saying: “It’s clear considering these sheets that Pakistan has up to date data however I really feel Pakistan authorities should have shared the exact same with the UK government and run efficient lobbying.”
After the conference, the planning preacher had tweeted that data pertaining to Covid surveillance and also Pakistan’s Covid action technique had actually been shown to the group. “Will involve with the UK federal government to attempt and ensure that red checklist decisions are based upon scientific research [as well as] not politics,” he had claimed.