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Around 3,000 Pakistanis stranded in war-hit Ukraine safely evacuated to Poland

Some 500 to 600 were left behind and the embassy is in the process of safely evacuating them.

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Around 3000 Pakistani students and families stranded in war-hit Ukraine have been safely evacuated to Poland.

The embassy in Ukraine has arranged special transport to move the students and families to the Polish border.

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Ukraine Dr. Noel Israel Khokhar is keeping the country informed with updates related to stranded Pakistanis being evacuated from war-hit Ukraine.

Pakistan’s Ambassador informed on Saturday that at least 62 Pakistani citizens, including 21 family members of the embassy staff, had been evacuated.

“All Pakistanis are safe and we are trying to guide them under the difficult situation,” Khokhar said, citing the closure of flights, banking systems, and non-availability of transport and fuel.

Dr. Noel Israel Khokhar has shared the update in a  voice message on his Twitter handle, said that there were about 3,000 students in Ukraine and the bulk of them had been safely evacuated.

He said some 500 to 600 were left behind and the embassy is in the process of safely evacuating them.

 

 

 59 citizens were crossing the Ukraine-Poland border, while 79 citizens were on their way there – including the 67 students that were headed towards the Ukraine-Poland border and 12 family members of the embassy staff who are to reach the Ukraine-Romania border.

104 Pakistani students were to arrive via train from Kharkiv by noon, while 20 students were being evacuated from Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv on a bus arranged by Pakistan’s embassy.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.