540 Pakistani Students Returned from Kyrgyzstan on Special Flights

Deputy Prime Minister Ishaq Dar announced on Sunday that the government had organized three special commercial flights to bring home 540 Pakistani students from Kyrgyzstan. During a press conference in Lahore alongside Information Minister Attaullah Tarar, Dar, who also serves as the foreign minister, mentioned that approximately 130 students had already returned the previous day on regular commercial flights.

Dar detailed that the three special flights scheduled for that day would evacuate an additional 540 students, bringing the total number of repatriated students to 670.

He also addressed the recent violent incidents in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, where Pakistani students and others were attacked following a fight involving Egyptian nationals. In response, Kyrgyz police were deployed to control the violence, and Pakistani officials began negotiations with Kyrgyz authorities to ensure the students’ safety. Dar shared that Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Zheenbek Kulubaev had assured him the situation was under close watch. By Saturday, peace had been restored in Bishkek, providing some relief to the troubled students.

The deputy prime minister stressed that the Pakistani government was taking all necessary measures to protect its citizens abroad and ensure their safe return home. The decision to arrange special flights was part of these efforts, aiming to swiftly and efficiently evacuate the students from the tense situation in Kyrgyzstan.

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