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Mob Attack Injures Pakistani and International Students in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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In response to a violent mob attack targeting international students, including Pakistanis, in Bishkek, Pakistan has demanded “all possible measures” for the safety of the students. The Pakistani embassy has advised the students to remain indoors until the situation de-escalates.

Approximately 140 Pakistani students who were stranded in Bishkek have returned to Lahore. Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi welcomed them at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, and more students are expected to arrive on Sunday.

The attack was provoked by a viral video depicting a fight between Kyrgyz and Egyptian students. The mob targeted hostels and private residences of foreign students, resulting in injuries to several individuals, including four Pakistanis who received first aid and one who is currently under treatment.

Pakistan’s embassy in Kyrgyzstan has been in contact with local law enforcement authorities to ensure the safety of Pakistani students. The government has expressed concern over the violence and is closely monitoring the situation to assist and facilitate Pakistani nationals.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed the ambassador to provide necessary support to the Pakistani students and ensure that those injured in the violence receive assistance. He has also instructed the Foreign Minister and Kashmir Affairs Minister to visit Bishkek and review matters related to the repatriation and medical care of the students.

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