Saudi Arabia has not allowed travelers from a total of nine countries, including Pakistani travelers, to enter its country for applications for Umrah. Saudi Arabia’s Union Minister of Religious Affairs Noor ul Haq Qadri has given this information. Here, the Union Minister of Pakistan has expressed anger over the decision of the British Government to keep her country in the list of countries banned for travel due to Kovid.
Pakistan upset over putting UK’s Pak travelers in the red list
Saudi Arabian Minister Noor-ul-Haq Qadri admitted that Pakistan is still one of the nine countries that are not allowed to enter Saudi Arabia, according to Bakhbar Savera newspaper. Keep in mind that Saudi Arabia has allowed those passengers for Umrah with certain conditions that those who have received two vaccines of Kovid. Those who have applied Astragenica’s Covishield, Pfizer, Mardena or Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, including Chinese vaccines Sinovac and Sinopharm, will be able to enter Saudi Arabia.
Britain never asked Pakistan for data on the situation of Kovid-19
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Geo News reported in its report that on Monday Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari said that Britain has never asked Pakistan for data on the situation of Kovid-19 to review the decision. The minister was responding to reports that Pakistan has been put on the Red List because it has not provided data related to vaccination and COVID testing to the British administration.
Partisan attitude of British Government
Mazari tweeted, calling it rubbish, saying that the British government is adopting a partisan attitude. He claimed that the whole world knows that India is taking COVID very carelessly. Despite this, Britain has put him from the Red List to the Amber List. Whereas Pakistan has been kept in the red list. After that the childish allegation that Pakistan has not given the data related to Kovid.
According to the Express Tribune report, the British government has put Pakistan in the Red List by issuing a travel advisory in the situation of Kovid. According to a letter dated 6 August by senior UK health official Joe Churchill, the reason for placing Pakistan on the list of countries at risk has been clarified.