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


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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