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Hundreds of Pakistani students are being evacuated from the capital of Kyrgyzstan

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May20,2024

Hundreds of Pakistani students are being evacuated from the capital of Kyrgyzstan

Photo: Pakistani students being evacuated at Bishkek airport< /p>

More than 650 Pakistani students have been evacuated to their homeland from Kyrgyzstan, the Pakistani Foreign Minister said on Sunday, May 19. This happened after clashes broke out between local residents and foreigners near student dormitories in Bishkek.

As a result of the fight involving several hundred students from different countries, which took place on the evening of Friday, May 17, people were injured four Pakistani students, reports Agence France-Presse.

According to students in Bishkek, authorities have ordered students not to leave their dormitories.

"Three special commercial flights have been organized." ;,– said Pakistani Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar at a press conference in Islamabad.

"It was an attack on foreign students – not only Pakistani… There were also students from India, Bangladesh and Arab countries" – the minister explained.

About 130 students arrived in Pakistan on Saturday, May 18, and another 540 were due to arrive on Sunday, May 19.

On Saturday, the charge d'affaires of Kyrgyzstan was in Pakistan summoned to the Pakistani Foreign Ministry. He was given details of the clashes that had taken place.

The unrest in Bishkek followed an incident earlier this week in which foreign students reported harassment in dormitories by “unidentified persons”, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Kyrgyzstan.

According to media reports, over 11,000 Pakistanis study in Kyrgyzstan.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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