Pakistan's Deputy PM Dar's Kyrgyzstan visit postponed as students await return flights

11:33 AM | 19 May, 2024
Pakistan's Deputy PM Dar's Kyrgyzstan visit postponed as students await return flights
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ISLAMABAD – Deputy Prime Minister Ishaq Dar and Federal Minister Amir Muqam's planned visit to Kyrgyzstan was postponed on Sunday, as students were awaiting return flights after facing mob violence in Bishkek.

Dar and Muqam were slated to travel for Kyrgyzstan to assess the situation following a violent attack on foreign students, including Pakistanis, by a mob.

Meanwhile, the ministry decided to dispatch additional staff from Pakistan’s missions in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to the embassy in Kyrgyzstan to support the small diplomatic team there.

The trip was organized to aid Pakistani students affected by the recent violence and to evaluate the repatriation process if necessary.

"Despite the situation being under control, the delegation is being sent to provide necessary assistance and facilities to the Pakistani students," the government said.

Dozens of students returned to Pakistan, expressing dissatisfaction with the embassy’s response to their concerns. Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi was at airport where he interacted with students.

Around 10,000 Pakistanis are studying while hundreds are working in Kazakhstan. Several students have claimed that the situation was not as under control as the university and embassy told media.

Meanwhile, Kyrgyz government claimed that students living in various apartments were relocated to hostels, and the embassy has contacted medical universities to organize online classes for Pakistani medical students.

At least 140 Pakistani students returned home from Kyrgyzstan on Saturday night at their own expense, sharing their experiences of living amid the violence. 

Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch announced on Saturday that a help desk had been established to assist Pakistani students and their 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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