Pakistan removed from UK’s ‘red list’

Pakistan removed from UK’s ‘red list’


Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: In a welcoming development, Pakistan has been removed from the United Kingdom’s “red list” for international travel after five months, the top British diplomat in Islamabad confirmed on Friday.
“Pleased to confirm Pakistan is off the red list,” British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner tweeted. “I know how difficult the last 5 months were for so many who rely on close links between the United Kingdom & Pakistan,” he added. He said he was grateful to Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, Federal Minister Asad Umar and the Pakistan health ministry “for their close collaboration”. Turner said the UK “will continue to work closely with Pakistan to ensure data sharing and safeguard public health in both countries”. “No one is safe until everyone is safe,” he concluded. He also appreciated UK parliamentarians’ “for conveying facts about the Covid-19 situation in Pakistan”.Welcoming the decision, NCOC head Asad Umar said, “Good to know finally the right decision taken to take Pakistan off red list.
UK high commission in Pak has been supportive throughout.” He also appreciated UK parliamentarians’ “for conveying facts about the Covid-19 situation in Pakistan”. “Ambassador your efforts are commendable. Good news after depressing day for cricket,” Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said.