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205 Students of Sindh stranded in Bishkek airlifted

205 Students of Sindh stranded in Bishkek airlifted
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Shah received the students hailing from Karachi, Hyderabad, Khairpur, Sukkur, Benazirabad, Sanghar, Dadu, Kandhkot and Tharparkar

180 More students, stranded in Bishkek due to violence, are to be repatriated  

Staff Report

Karachi, Sindh

Some 205 more Pakistani students stranded in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan after the violence, arrived at Jinnah Terminal Karachi on Thursday morning. Chief Minister of Sindh province Syed Murad Ali Shah received the students at the airport. More than 4000 Pakistani students have been airlifted so far.

Sindh Courier Photo-1Out of 205 students, 150 are male and 55 females. Of these students, 99 are from Karachi, and the rest belong to different cities and towns of southern Sindh province including 22 from Hyderabad, 15 from Naushehroferoze, 13 each from  Khairpur and Sukkur, 12 from Shaheed Benazirabad, five each from Jacobabad, Badin and Dadu, three from Sanghar (Tando Adam), and one each from Kandhkot, Tharparkar.

Chief Minister announced that he was arranging to airlift another batch of stranded 180 students, of them six injured, within a few days.

Sindh Courier Photo-2Talking to media he said, “This was a matter of concern not just for families but for the entire Pakistan too. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries established a crisis management cell immediately. “Today, 205 students have arrived.”

The Chief Minister said, “Sindh government will bear the expenses of the charter flight to bring the remaining students back.”

Shah said that the federal government’s concerned ministries and even Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif were figuring out a way for students to continue their academic journey. He added that Chairman, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto used his personal contacts in Kyrgyzstan to ensure students’ safety.

At Jinnah Terminal the Chief Minister interacted with the parents who reached there to receive their children. He assured them that his government was making all-out efforts to continue the education of the students.

Sindh Courier Photo-3Pakistan government operated special flights to repatriate stranded Pakistani students hailing from different provinces of the country. More than 4000 students were airlifted earlier since Monday.

Earlier, violent clashes erupted between student groups in Kyrgyzstan’s Bishkek, with reports of attackers using batons. The attackers forcefully entered the hostel rooms and wounded several international students including Pakistanis.

The violence reportedly erupted due to a harassment incident involving Egyptian female students on May 13.

Kyrgyz police said they had mobilized forces in the Central Asian nation’s capital to quell the violence, in which hundreds of Kyrgyz men attacked buildings housing foreign students, including Pakistanis.

Read: Kyrgyzstan prepared to compensate foreign students affected by violence



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