THERESA May has promised that the Home Office will “look again” at the case of two teenage asylum-seekers living in Glasgow whose bid to stay in Scotland has been backed by 93,000-strong petitions but who remain in constant fear of deportation back to Pakistan.

The Prime Minister made her pledge after local Labour MP Paul Sweeney raised the case at Commons question-time.

Maqsood Bakhsh, 50, fled ­Pakistan in 2012 with his wife Parveen, 49, and sons Somer, 15, and Areeb, 13, and moved to Glasgow. A Christian family, they fear being killed if they are forced to return to Pakistan from Scotland.

Mr Sweeney told MPs the boys were now "naturalised Glaswegians but they live in constant fear of deportation to a country from which they fled in fear of their lives".

He went on: “Their schoolfriends at Springburn Academy rallied to their cause by launching petitions, which have now been signed by 93,000 people, and which was recently presented to the Home Office by the school and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland. However, that action has been met with callous indifference.

“When the Leader of the Opposition met the children in August, he was appalled by the lack of compassion shown by the Home Office towards these boys who have been kept in limbo for years.

“Will the Prime Minister now review the case and meet the boys to witness at first-hand what life is like at the sharp end of this Government’s hostile environment?” asked the MP for Glasgow North East.

Mrs May replied: “Every case in relation to people’s right to stay here in the United Kingdom is looked at extremely carefully and I will certainly ensure that the Home Office looks again at this case.”

Mr Sweeney has pointed out how Mr Bakhsh is an elder in the Church of Scotland and Ms Umeed is a qualified midwife but has been unable to work in Scotland despite staff shortages in the NHS. The family lives in temporary accommodation.

Somer and Areeb have won awards for academic excellence at their school and the older boy is hoping to go on to study astrophysics at Glasgow University.

The MP explained how the Umeed Bakhsh family was invited to attend PMQs to witness his raising of its case but the travel plans were abandoned because the boys had “reasonable fear” of being detained at the airport en route to London from Glasgow.

"For all of the attention which this case has attracted in the past few months, including a personal visit to the family by Jeremy Corbyn, there has been precious little progress made by the authorities,” explained Mr Sweeney.

"Putting to one side the very real dangers which the Bakhsh family face if they were ever to return to their native country, I find their treatment by Home Office officials in this country unacceptable."

He added: "The Bakhshs have established a family life in Scotland and are an integral part of our community. It is inhuman to expect them to continue to live at the whim of Home Office officials.”

The local campaign to stop the Umeed Bakhsh family from being deported from Scotland is led by Reverend Linda Pollock, the minister of Possilpark Parish Church.

She said: “It is very heartening that so many people agree it would be an utter travesty if two naturalised Scottish boys, who have so much to give to our country, were deported to a foreign land that is alien to them.

“We ought to be nurturing these youngsters, who still have so much to offer our community, not placing them in an unbearable situation where they are publicly begging for life.”