PM concerned over safety of Pakistani students in Bishkek

PM students Bishkek

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif has expressed deep concern over the situation of Pakistani students in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

In a post on X today, he said his office is in touch with the Embassy and constantly monitoring the situation.

“My office is also in touch with the Embassy and constantly monitoring the situation,” the prime minister added.

Thousands of Pakistani students attacked by locals in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

PM has also directed Pakistan’s Ambassador to provide all necessary help and assistance to the Pakistani students in Bishkek.

Meanwhile, the embassy of Pakistan in Kyrgyzstan has strongly advised the Pakistani students to stay indoors amidst mob violence taking place outside the student hostels in Bishkek.

In a social media post, Ambassador of Pakistan in Bishkek Hasan Zaigham assured that the embassy is liaising with the local law enforcement authorities to ensure safety of the Pakistani students.

The envoy also shared helpline numbers +996555554476 and +996507567667, asking the students to call in case of emergency.

According to a public notice issued by the embassy, there had been a number of incidents of mob violence against foreign students in Bishkek since last evening.

Quoting the Kyrgyz press, it said that the matter boiled over after a video of a fight between Kyrgyz students and medical students from Egypt was shared on May 13.

It said that some hostels of medical universities in Bishkek and private residences of international students including Pakistanis have been attacked. The hostels are inhabited by students from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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