A child of 13 spends the next `13 years in uncertainty about his status in UK – how can this be OK … it cannot
2021 June 28: Leicester Mercury: Man ‘stripped of identity’ after family holiday to the UK became 13-year ordeal through immigration system
The privileged and happy life he knew back home was ‘taken away from him in a matter of seconds’ […]
“Our intention was always to go back to Pakistan, ” he said. “We had no plans to stay here and claim asylum.
“It was all spontaneous because of the drastic changes that happened in Pakistan.”
His dad made a number of “political commitments” in Pakistan which led to the family receiving threats and meant they could not return.