PM Shehbaz Asks Ambassador to Help Pakistani Students in Kyrgyzstan Amid Mob Violence

Sat May 18 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday expressing deep concerns over the situation of violence in Bishkek, directed Pakistan’s envoy there to provide all necessary support to the Pakistani students in the central Asian country.

In a statement via social media, the PM said, “Deeply concerned over the current situation of Pakistani students in Bishkek. I have issued directives to Pakistan’s envoy to provide all necessary assistance.”

According to Pakistan’s envoy in Bishkek, foreign students living in Bishkek including those from Pakistan, were subjected to violence by local people in the aftermath of their brawl with Egyptian citizens a few days ago.

As per media reports, several hostels of medical universities in Bishkek and private residences of international students including Pakistanis have been attacked. However, the embassy stated that so far, they had received no confirmed reports of death of any Pakistani student in the city.


The PM said that his office is also in contact with the Embassy and constantly monitoring the current situation.

Earlier, media reported that dozens of Pakistani students were reportedly injured in mob violence around student hostels in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Friday night. According to some section of media, a recent fight between local Kyrgyz people and Egyptian students has been wrongly blamed on Pakistani students, leading to violent assaults on their hostels in Bishkek

The attackers forcefully entered the hostels rooms, and tortured and wounded several students. There are various unconfirmed reports of casualties in these assaults.


Meanwhile, Pakistan’s embassy in Kyrgyzstan issued an advisory to the Pakistani students in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to stay indoors until the situation return to normal. As per media reports, the embassy is also in touch with the local law enforcement officials to ensure safety Pakistani students.


In social media post, Pakistan’s ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Hasan Zaigham assured that the embassy was also in contact with the local law enforcement agencies to ensure safety of the Pakistani students.

The ambassador also shared helpline numbers +996555554476 and +996507567667, asking the students to call in case of any emergency.

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