I don't get why this thread has descended into a "what is British" argument; the BNP would have a field day reading some of the comments. Times change, you move with the times, you adapt and change to suit your surroundings and live in a more 'global' world. It's better to be open-minded in these situations. Anyway, I'm only adding to it myself, so I won't waffle on - what I will say is that this story is incredibly sad. I really don't know what to say about Pakistan, but I hope they manage to recover over the coming years from all that seems to be going wrong. It's a sad situation.
so everyone here condemning a whole country for one incident??
It's a mess, but seemingly no more of a mess than plenty of African and other Middle Eastern countries.
It must be the iluminati's doing//
These people were fiercely culturally Pakistani, considered themselves to be Pakistani, forced their family into Pakistani marital arrangements, and went to Pakistan to consolidate them. They were then killed by Pakistanis in Pakistan due to Pakistani style family feuds.
I wouldn't particularly consider these people British, and frankly, I don't think they would either.
I'm more concerned by the fact that people don't seem to realize that the father kind of caused the trouble himself. He had been told never to return to the village - but fair enough he had every right to return - but surely if a feud was that serious and you had to return but you knew it would be bad, you would keep a low profile, right? And not phone the family and say "We're in your village and there is nothing you can do against us", that is kind of asking for trouble.
Of course, it's a terrible tragedy, but it could all have probably been avoided, and children would not be without a mother and relatives would not be without their loved ones had the father been able to keep his trap shut.
Seems like a lot pf Pakistanis spend a great deal of time batting back and forward between Pakistan and the UK for ..ermm...various reasons.
Makes you wonder why they dont stay there?