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Over 170 Pakistani students belonging to Sindh return to Karachi from Bishkek

By News Desk

May 23, 2024 10:09 AM


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A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, carrying over 170 Pakistani students from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, landed at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport on Thursday morning, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.  

This is the first-ever flight of Pakistani students from the Kyrgyz capital that has landed at the Karachi airport following the tragic incident of local youth attacking foreign students, including Pakistanis.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah welcomed the students at the airport.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that so far 205 students from Sindh, 150 boys and 55 girls, had been brought back to Pakistan. “The provincial government has remained in touch with the students’ parents as well as with the Pakistan’s embassy officials in Kyrgyzstan to inquire about their wellbeing,” he said, adding it was the Sindh government that had made arrangements for the return of these students. “I thank the Almighty Allah that finally these students have been reunited with their loved ones,” he said.

The CM said of total 205 students who had been brought back, 99 belonged to Karachi, 22 to Hyderabad, 13 to Khairpur, 15 to Naushero Feroze, 12 to Sukkur and Nawabshah each, five to Badin, Mirpurkhas, Jacobabad and Dadu each, three to Tando Adam, two to Jamshoro, Kashmore, Kandhkot each, while one student from Panu Aqil and Tharparkar each.  

CM Murad said a large number of parents and relatives of these students were present at the airport to receive them.

The students, on the occasion, thanked the chief minister for raising his voice and making arrangements for their return.

Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori had sought permission from Deputy Prime Minister as well as Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar to bring students from the province stranded in Bishkek back to Karachi.

 

Reporter: Muhammad Hammad


News Desk


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