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Pakistan to take the best decision for students: Health Minister

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

09th Feb, 2020. 09:05 pm
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Islamabad: State Health Minister Dr Zafar Mirza said that Pakistan to take the best decision for students.

According to the details, Dr Zafar Mirza said in his tweet, “My very dear students in China & ur respectable family members, v r intensely discussing the situation @ highest level & will make the best decision in view of all factors with ref to devastating coronavirus potential global pandemic. Rest assured you are our own & we care!”

Chinese Embassy replied to him and said, “We have full understanding of the situation of the Pakistani students in Wuhan and Hubei Province. China will care about you as our own. Things are getting better, and please rest assured you are well protected.coronavirus”


Be clear that Ambassador of Pakistan to the People’s Republic of China, Naghmana Hashmi, said on Sunday that due to lack of permission to visit the coronavirus-hit Wuhan and Hubei, they could not reach stranded Pakistani students.

According to the details, The Pakistani envoy said that until the quarantine period is completed there is a complete lock-down in Wuhan, otherwise, they would have reached the Pakistani students.

She said that the Pakistani officials are in contact with their Chinese counterparts in Beijing and Wuhan and will promptly reply to any query by a Pakistani citizen in China.


Pakistanis Students should not be evacuated: Naghmana Hashmi

Earlier in this month, As the stranded Pakistani students in China continue to cry for help amid the coronavirus scare, Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Naghmana Hashmi on Sunday said that these students should continue to stay in Wuhan.

According to the sources, The statement from the envoy comes a day after a senior health official in Islamabad announced that the government will not bring its citizens despite multiple requests from the students and their families for immediate evacuation.

Speaking to media on Saturday, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said that no Pakistani will be allowed to travel back to the country from China till they complete a 14-day observation period.


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