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Sunak blamed for stranding Afghans in Islamabad to save money

Lawyers representing the two Afghans accused the UK government of abandoning allies to save money.

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LONDON/ISLAMABAD: The BBC reported that a court hearing in the United Kingdom has blamed Prime Minister Rishi Runak for straining Afghans in Islamabad.

The court hearing suggested the individuals were eligible for accommodation in the UK, but the Prime Minister was saving money. .

2,300 Afghans stuck in Islamabad

According to the BBC, around 2,300 Afghans who worked alongside British armed forces have been strained in hotels in Islamabad.

Two Afghans have filed a case against the UK government for failing to relocate them despite having the capacity. 

Afghan nationals walk along a fenced corridor after crossing into Pakistan through the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Chaman on August 28, 2021 following the Taliban's military takeover of Afghanistan
Pakistan has also asked millions of illegal Afghan refugees to leave Pakistan(Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

Sunak wanted to save money

According to a report by The Independent, lawyers representing the two Afghans accused the UK government of abandoning allies to save money.

“The prime minister halted the use of hotels for Afghans coming to the UK in late November 2022 in a bid to save money, “Tom de la Mare KC said, representative of the Afghan refugees.

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