Governor, PMA concerned over torturing of Pak students in Kyrgyzstan

By Our Correspondent
May 19, 2024
Kyrgyz nationals gather at a public place amid mob violence against foreign students in the Central Asian country on May 17, 2024. —

LAHORE : Punjab Governor Sardar Saleem Haider Khan expressed deep concern over the situation faced by Pakistani students in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.


In a statement issued on Saturday, he said that the incident of torturing Pakistani students in the capital of Kyrgyzstan was deplorable. He expressed hope that the Kyrgyzstan govt would provide protection to the Pakistani students.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has expressed concern over violence and riots on Pakistani students and high-powered delegation including the representatives of Pakistan in Kyrgyzstan.

PMA president Prof Dr Ashraf Nizami urged the government to immediately contact the government of Kyrgyzstan to protect Pakistanis from violence. PMA strongly condemned attacks on Pakistani students in Kyrgyzstan. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting in the PMA House on Saturday, which was attended by Prof Dr Shahid, Prof Dr Khalid Mehmood, Dr Iram Shahzadi, Dr Wajid Ali, Dr Bushra Haq, Dr Riaz Zulqarnain, Dr Muhammad Sadiq and Dr Nader Khan and a large number of members of the executive council.

He said that at present more than 10,000 male and female students are trapped in Kyrgyzstan and the government of Pakistan should immediately ensure the safety of these students.

The government must immediately take steps to get them out of trouble and provide security.