‘We are capitulating to extremists’


The threats should not absolve the government of its responsibilities under the UN conventions. There is also a simple moral obligation to help this poor woman. The British government has been speaking up for her, but it is leaving it up to other nations to help her. It is capitulating to the extremists - just like Imran Khan is. If it is the case that embassies will face threats as a result of offering Bibi asylum, then we should pull out and stop our diplomatic ties with them. We need to seriously reassess how we operate in Pakistan.