British Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks to Pakistan HC Moazzam Ali Khan at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Photo: APP

Pakistan may be moved from UK’s ‘red’ to ‘amber’ list

PM Johnson says he is looking forward to Premier Imran’s visit to Britain soon

APP August 08, 2021

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that his government is looking at data related to Pakistan’s continued “red” listing under the coronavirus restrictions.

Johnson made these remarks during a conversation with a Pakistani delegation at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he was attending the Sovereign’s Parade as the Queen’s representative, to watch 243 cadets commissioned as army officers.

The UK PM’s remarks indicate that there is a chance that Pakistan may be moved to the "amber list" in a few weeks.

The Pakistani delegation included Moazzam Ali Khan and three other diplomats.

Also read: Pakistan slams UK for keeping country on travel red list

According to official sources, Johnson's remarks were in response to the Pakistani delegation raising the issue of the "red list" and how inconvenient it was for thousands of Pakistanis.

The PM assured the delegation that his government was looking at the data and "considering possibilities", based on scientific advice.

Johnson said that he is looking forward to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the United Kingdom soon. The Pakistani delegation told the UK premier that the South Asian country, too, is looking forward to the visit.

The Pakistani delegation was attending the annual ceremony to honour Pakistani cadets who attend the prestigious academy every year. Two Pakistani cadets passed out yesterday from the military academy.

The prime minister paid tribute to the military cadets for completing their training at Sandhurst.


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