Only four to five Pakistani students injured in Kyrgyzstan: Dar

04:00 PM | 19 May, 2024
Only four to five Pakistani students injured in Kyrgyzstan: Dar

Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar announced on Sunday that his Kyrgyz counterpart, Jeenbek Kulubayev, assured him the situation in Bishkek was peaceful, attributing the recent turmoil to social media exaggeration.

During a press conference, Dar relayed Kulubayev's statement that 16 foreign students were injured in the Friday attacks, including four to five Pakistanis, and dismissed reports of deaths as completely false.

According to Dar, Kyrgyz authorities claim paid bloggers are spreading rumors to incite violence via social media. He, who also serves as deputy prime minister, noted that initial plans to visit Bishkek were canceled after Kulubayev confirmed the situation was under control.

Dar stated no incidents had been reported since Friday and announced additional flights to repatriate Pakistani students wishing to return home.

Dar highlighted that over 11,000 Pakistani students study in Kyrgyzstan, with more than 5,000 in Bishkek. He emphasized Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s personal monitoring of the situation and reaffirmed Kyrgyzstan as a friendly nation, urging trust in Kyrgyz officials and cautioning against letting rumors harm diplomatic relations.

Dar concluded by noting that Kyrgyz authorities had arrested some individuals involved in the violence and assured that the government would hold all perpetrators accountable.

Information Minister Attaullah Tarar, also present, clarified that the incident wasn’t targeted against Pakistanis. The unrest began with a brawl between locals and Egyptian students, subsequently involving students from Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh.

Tarar accused a political party, without naming it, of using social media to spread misinformation about the Bishkek situation. He emphasized that no students had been killed or raped and criticized the party for instilling fear among students’ parents.

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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