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Pak students in Bishkek are safe, says Kyrgyz envoy

By Our Correspondent
May 20, 2024
Kyrgyzstan’s Consul General Meher Kashif Younis seen in this image. — APP/File
Kyrgyzstan’s Consul General Meher Kashif Younis seen in this image. — APP/File

LAHORE: Honorary Consul of Kyrgyzstan in Lahore Meher Kashif Younis on Sunday said all medical students studying in Bishkek are safe and fully protected and complete peace restored in and around all hostels and adjacent localities.

In a statement issued here in the wake of attack on Pakistani students, he said Lahore consulate is in touch with Kyrgyzstan authorities, Pak-Kyrgyz Entrepreneurs Council headed by Ch Amin, leaders of Kyrgyz businessmen and Pak businessmen. He said law enforcement agencies, and police are patrolling the affected areas and fully ensuring peaceful environment in collaboration with the local businessmen. A team of 50 Kyrgyz businessmen along with Pakistani businessmen visited all hostels and localities where Pakistani students are living especially girls and secured their safety on top priority, he said, adding Pakistan Ambassador Hasan Zaigham is also actively engaged in rescue operations and facilitating the students.

Meher said any Pakistani student can contact in Bishkek on this cell 996709149410 for assistance and staying free in this restaurant. He said protection of all 10,000 students in Bishkek is our top priority and taken up this issue with relevant authorities in Kyrgyzstan.

He said Dr Ali Raza, Arshad Butt and others are coordinating with students. He said, ‘we are also helping students in their airlifting on daily basis to Pakistan through special flights.’ As per latest reports reaching here from authentic quarters normalcy returned in all areas and adjacent localities, he added. Entire staff of Kyrgyz consulate Lahore is available 24/7 for assistance and guidance. He said people can also approach consulate through our website and Facebook for seeking information and latest updates as we are connected with Kyrgyz authorities directly to pacify the situation to the satisfaction of our students, he concluded.