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Ishaq Dar’s Kyrgyzstan visit ‘cancelled’

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Deputy Prime Minister (PM) and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar’s visit to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan has been ‘cancelled’.

Ishaq Dar was supposed to leave for Kyrgyzstan to help stranded Pakistani students, who were subjected to mob violence, leaving at least five injured.

Earlier, the first special flight carrying Pakistani students from Kyrgyzstan successfully landed at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore.

Special flight KA-571 carrying more than 180 passengers along with Pakistani students from Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, has landed at Lahore Airport.

Kyrgyzstan violence

Violent clashes erupted between student groups in Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, with reports of attackers using batons. The attackers forcibly entered the hostel rooms injuring several international students including Pakistanis.

The violence reportedly erupted over a harassment incident involving Egyptian female students on May 13.

Kyrgyz police said they mobilized forces in the capital of the Central Asian nation yesterday to quell the violence, when hundreds of Kyrgyz men attacked buildings housing foreign students, including Pakistanis.

Read more: Kyrgyzstan violence: Pakistani students share suffering after arriving in Lahore

Private Kyrgyz media outlet 24.kg reported that a “spontaneous protest against foreigners” that started last night in Bishkek ended this morning after the police reached an agreement with the terrorists and they dispersed a short time later.

The report quoted the Kyrgyz health ministry as saying that 29 people were injured in the violence. The country’s foreign ministry, meanwhile, said 14 foreigners had been released from hospitals after treatment.

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