Man granted visa to see son collect doctorate says he is ‘in a dream’

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Home Office initially refused to grant visa to Scottish Refugee Council chief executive’s father

The 79-year-old father of the chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council has said he felt he was “in a dream” as he watched his son receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow, after the Home Office initially refused to grant him a visit visa.

The department reversed its decision on Sabir Zazai’s father after the Guardian highlighted his case, following a public outcry and repeated questions in parliament.

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