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April 20, 2020

Students stranded in Kyrgyzstan demand safe return

Peshawar

April 20, 2020

MINGORA: The Pakistani students stranded in Kyrgyzstan have asked the government to make arrangements for their safe return to the country as they were facing a host of problems due to the prevailing coronavirus epidemic.

Talking to The News via phone, Muhammad Immad, a student from Swat district, said there were a total of 8,700 students from Pakistan in Kyrgyzstan studying different subjects. Of them, he said, 400 students hailed from Swat who were faced with difficult situation due coronavirus infection and shortage of food items. Waqar from Swat, Dr Asim and Arbaz Khan Yousafzai said that they contacted the Pakistani embassy in Bishkek time and again to find a solution to their woes but to no avail. They complained that Kyrgyz police were also harassing them on one pretext or the other despite having required documents.

The stranded students said that they had also contacted Federal Minister Murad Saeed, KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser but they did not respond to end their plights.

They said that the month of Ramazan was nearing and they wanted to come to their homes as soon as possible.