Pak Warns Of Serious Repercussions To Remarks By UK’s Braverman On Pakistani Men
ISLAMABAD, (IANS) – Condemning UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s “discriminatory and xenophobic” remarks against Pakistani men, the Pakistan Foreign Office has warned of serious repercussions.
The British minister has been accused of “peddling extremist far-right lies” about Pakistanis, after she singled out British Pakistani men over concerns about grooming gangs, and accused authorities of turning a “blind eye” to signs of abuse involving young people.
In a recent interview with Sky News, the UK minister said that the “systematic and institutional failure to safeguard the welfare of children when it comes to sexual abuse” was one of the biggest scandals in British history.
“What’s clear is that what we’ve seen is a practice whereby vulnerable white English girls, sometimes in care, sometimes who are in challenging circumstances, being pursued and raped and drugged and harmed by gangs of British-Pakistani men who’ve worked in child abuse rings or networks,” she had stated.
Braverman has also been warned by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children that sexual predators do not just come from “one background” and that a focus solely on race could create new “blind spots” when tackling child abuse.
The NSPCC had criticized the UK Home Secretary and expressed its shock at her hatred towards Pakistanis and for singling out Pakistanis.