İrem GÖL -TDO- The government has been accused of abandoning hundreds of Britons stranded in Pakistan while sending rescue efforts for other tourists trapped overseas by the coronavirus crisis. Among more than 300 citizens trapped in the country, there are NHS frontline staff as well as elderly and infirm people who were running out of medication. Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan said she was told by the British authorities that it would be impossible to repatriate the thousands of UK nationals who had gone on holidays to Pakistan in the past month.
Recent data shows that the government spent as much as £12,000 per person on deportation charter flights in the last quarter of 2019. There is also anger that the Foreign Office provided rescue flights for Britons stranded in China and Peru, but not Pakistan. The Foreign Office has been approached for further comments.