Two special flights carrying students from Kyrgyzstan arrive Islamabad, Lahore

Two special flights carrying students from Kyrgyzstan arrive Islamabad, Lahore

Two special flights carrying students from Kyrgyzstan arrive Islamabad, Lahore

Two special flights carrying students from Kyrgyzstan arrive Islamabad, Lahore

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ISLAMABAD: Two special flights carrying students from Kyrgyzstan have successfully arrived in Pakistan. The flights, KA-4575 and KA-6571, transported approximately 360 Pakistani students from Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, landing at Islamabad and Lahore International Airports, respectively. Families and relatives were present at the airports to welcome the students.

Special counters were set up in the international arrival lounges to assist the passengers, and the FIA expedited the immigration process for the arriving students.

The students expressed frustration and disappointment over the lack of assistance from the Pakistan Embassy in Bishkek. Many reported that a significant number of their peers remain trapped in hostels in Kyrgyzstan without help from the Pakistani government.

“We were completely on our own,” said one student. “The Pakistan Embassy in Bishkek did not help us as they should have. We had to buy our own tickets, costing Rs 95,000, to return home.”

The students described the chaotic and dangerous situation in Kyrgyzstan, expressing constant concern for their safety. “The situation was not under control. It was chaotic, and we were constantly worried for our safety,” another student added.

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The lack of governmental support left many students feeling abandoned. “The government of Pakistan has not taken any steps to assist us,” they said. “Many of our friends are still stuck there, and their lives are at risk too.”

Earlier reports indicated that over 10,000 Pakistani students are currently stuck in Bishkek amid a tense situation. A government agency’s preliminary report revealed that more than 150,000 international students are studying in Kyrgyzstan, including approximately 10,000 Pakistani and 15,000 Indian students.

The unrest began four days ago when local and Egyptian students engaged in a discussion about Gaza, which escalated into a dispute. On the night of May 17 and 18, more than 300 local students reportedly attacked hostels.

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