A worried Slough woman is getting increasingly anxious over the welfare of her mother - who is trapped in Pakistan after all flights home to Britain were grounded.

Zainab Afzal, of Foundry Court, Slough, says her mum Neelam Bajwa, 54, went to Pakistan on a family visit.

She was due to return on Monday but on Saturday Pakistan International Airlines announced that all flights were suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

It was then announced that three chartered flights had been arranged for this Saturday to London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Zainab said: "After calling for five hours I managed to get a seat for my mother and one for my aunty who was with her six hours later.

"Birmingham is not too far and she would have got home. This morning they cancelled them again."

Since then she has tried to get some practical help from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and from the British embassies both here and in Pakistan.

She said: "They just say 'there is nothing we can do'.

"The Government ought to be supporting our people trapped abroad.

"We want my mother and aunt back. They are both well but there are no medical facilities there - you are literally in the hands of God and we can't take that risk."

Zainab is mother to a four and one year old and says she wants to raise awareness of the plight of people like her mother and aunt, who cannot get home.