Kyrgyz Authorities Contacted to Ensure Pakistani Students’ Safety: Ishaq Dar

Sat May 18 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar has confirmed that the government had made contact with the authorities in Kyrgyzstan to ensure the protection of Pakistani students in Bishkek after the incidents of mob violence in the central Asian country.

In a statement, Pakistan’s Embassy said that foreign students living in Bishkek including those from Pakistan, were subjected to violence by local people in the aftermath of their clash with Egyptian citizens a few days ago. Attacks were carried out against several hostels of medical universities in Bishkek.


In a statement via social media, the deputy prime minister of Pakistan calling the reports of mob attacks on students ” concerning” instructed the Pakistan’s envoy to Kyrgyzstan to fully facilitate the students in the central Asian country.

The embassy has also shared the helpline numbers +996507567667, and +996555554476 and had responded to hundreds of calls from the students and their family members.

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