Category Archives: Pakistan

Tier 1 Investor Visas ‘Not Fit For Purpose’

According to Professor David Metcalf OBE, Tier 1 (Investor) visas are “absolutely not fit for purpose” and he said the UK derives “absolutely no gain” from the operation of this golden system of immigration and citizenship for wealthy individuals. Quite … Continue reading

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Asylum, Blogging and Iran

“The image conjured up by the name Persia is one of romance – roses and nightingales in elegant gardens, fast horses, flirtatious women, sharp sabres, jewel-coloured carpets, melodious music,” explains Michael Axworthy in Empire of the Mind. “But in the … Continue reading

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Pending Case NA (C-115/15): Four Questions For CJEU

European Union (EU) law can be potent stuff; its spectacularly emollient effects are totally life-changing for beneficiaries. Conversely, the abrasive national rules are fraught with treachery and only the fit survive. Impossible things are possible for illegal entrants under the regulations … Continue reading

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HC 1116 and ‘Abuse’ of Asylum by Syrians

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1116 was immediately condemned as “sickening”. Undoubtedly, the formula of a well-founded fear of persecution is wide open to abuse. However, in light of all the carnage that we have witnessed over the … Continue reading

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Under Zoumbas, Tribunal Cases Can’t Contradict Nagre

Javed & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 390 (Admin) (20 February 2015) This judicial review claim concerned a six member Pakistani family. Together with his wife, two sons and two daughters, Mr Javed arrived … Continue reading

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Alvi Argument Betrays Work Permit Holder

R (Memon) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 205 (Admin) (06 February 2015) The Memons are a fiercely business-minded people who originate in the Sindh province of Pakistan and the Indian state of Gujarat. The … Continue reading

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Curtailment: Pakistani Wins Judicial Review Case

R (Javed) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 4426 (Admin) (09 December 2014) In the case of Hafiz Muhammad Zubair Javed, which raised a single point about a curtailment notice’s validity, Neil Garnham QC held that … Continue reading

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