Siblings, 16 and 19, stranded in Pakistan for months 'can't afford' to get home

An angry siblings have been stranded in Pakistan for months and have no idea how to get to England.

The two siblings, a brother and a sister, are angry.

Among the duo is a boy who is only 16 years old.

Adam Jalil and his 19-year-old sister Alishba from Armley, Leeds originally flew to Pakistan in late January when their grandfather fell ill.

The couple have not been able to return since then.

In a new interview with one of BirminghamLive’s sisters in Yorkshire Leeds Live, Teen Adam has spoken out.

He said, “My sister cries every day because we just don’t know what to do. We’re at my aunt’s house, but we can’t stay forever.

“We can’t afford to come home. I have no idea when we can come back.”

“There were no flights available for me and my sister,” he said.

“Everything was rammed. We tried every day, but there was just nothing available.”

“We were everywhere,” said Adam. “Our whole family here has a life to get along with. We can’t stay with them forever.

“My mother relies heavily on me and my sister to help, but we’re not here right now. She’s really struggling and she needs us at home.”

“It is cruel that we are being ignored by the government,” said Adam. “I am angry.”

International travel in England will resume from May 17th with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps who will make an announcement on Friday May 7th.


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