Plane carrying 30 Pakistani students from Bishkek lands in Lahore

10:57 PM | 18 May, 2024
30 Pakistan students arrive from Bishkek
Source: TV screengrab

A plane carrying 30 Pakistani students, who were stranded in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan amid mob attacks on foreign nationals, landed in Lahore on Saturday night.

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi welcomed the students at Lahore airport, where a large number of their family members were also present.

This development followed an announcement by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif that the federal government would cover all travel expenses for stranded Pakistani students wishing to return home due to the violence in Bishkek.

The violent attacks, which began after a brawl between locals and Egyptian nationals on May 13, left at least five Pakistani students injured.

Pakistan’s embassy in Bishkek denied reports of any Pakistani students being killed in the attacks. Envoy Hasan Zaigham confirmed that Shahzaib, a Pakistani national injured in the mob attack, was in stable condition.

In a statement from the PM's office on Saturday, PM Shehbaz Sharif expressed serious concerns over the violence against foreign students in Bishkek. He directed Federal Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan Affairs, Amir Muqam, to visit Kyrgyzstan to assist the stranded Pakistani nationals.

According to the statement, the federal minister was instructed to travel to Bishkek to meet with the Pakistani students and address their concerns. Muqam is scheduled to leave for Bishkek today (Saturday) and will meet with Kyrgyz officials.

The prime minister has also directed that all possible assistance be provided to the affected Pakistani students.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 23 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 23, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.25 for buying and 280.70 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 354.5 and selling rate is 358.35.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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