“Deputy PM Ishaq Dar Orders Probe into Attack on Pakistani Students in Bishkek”



ISLAMABAD: Deputy Prime Minister Ishaq Dar Wednesday announced forming an inquiry committee to investigate the mob violence in Bishkek during which Pakistani nationals, including students studying in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, were attacked.

The committee will be led by Additional Secretary Administration Muhammad Saleem and will probe into the developments pertaining to the violence that ensued in Bishkek last week.

It has been directed to complete its report within two weeks.

At least five Pakistani students were reported injured in the violence which was triggered following a harassment incident on May 13 involving Egyptian students in the Kyrgyz capital.

A day earlier, Dar visited Bishkek to discuss the “concerns” of Pakistani students who among other foreign nationals suffered mob attacks by locals last week.

The visit came as Pakistan ramped up evacuations of its students from Bishkek with over 3,000 pupils returning to the country so far.

After reaching Bishkek, FM Dar held a detailed meeting with his Kyrgyz counterpart Kulubaev Zheenbek Moldokanovich.