Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Ukraine-Russia conflict: PIA ready to evacuate Pakistani trapped students

Air Marshal Arshad Malik, the CEO of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), stated on Friday that the airline was prepared to evacuate trapped Pakistani students from Ukraine due to the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

Air Marshal Arshad Malik stated that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) could operate special flights to return stranded students home.

According to him, “we are in contact with Ukrainian foreign ministry officials in regards to the return of stranded students in Ukraine.” He also stated that “as soon as we receive a green signal, we will organize flights for individuals who have become trapped in war-torn Ukraine.”

The CEO of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) further stated that he had spoken with Pakistan’s envoy in Ukraine and that he was gathering information on the number of Pakistanis who would be evacuated from the country. “We will provide further information about the flights as soon as the situation improves,” he stated. “

Dr. Noel Khokhar, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Ukraine, has previously verified that a total of 1,500 Pakistanis, including 500 students, are currently present in war-torn Ukraine and that they are in good health.

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Dr. Noel Khokhar stated that all Pakistanis are secure and that they have been instructed to relocate to safe areas. Afterward, they would make plans for the evacuation of Pakistanis who have been relocated to safer locations, the ambassador stated.

“In total, 15,000 Pakistanis are present in Ukraine, with 500 of them being students. We have maintained contact with all Pakistanis. The majority of the citizens have already left the country as a result of our recommendations, and only a few university students remain in the war-torn country. They would be removed as soon as possible.”

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