The government is working to ensure the safe evacuation of all Pakistani nationals stranded in Ukraine, Pakistan's Ambassador to Ukraine Dr Noel Israel Khokhar said on Friday.
According to a statement issued in this regard, 1,500 Pakistanis, including 500 students, are residing in Ukraine and have been asked to relocate to safer regions, Radio Pakistan reported.
Taking to its official Twitter handle, Pakistan's Embassy in Ukraine announced that Ukraine's airspace is closed while the embassy is communicating with Pakistani students who were unable to leave earlier than advised.
The Pakistan Embassy in Ukraine also mentioned that it is fully functional from Ternopil, Ukraine and provided contact details of the embassy.
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