Malik Farooq, Pakistan’s envoy to Poland, has stated that Ukrainian officials are not letting large groups of people to cross the border into Poland.
Malik Farooq stated that he is present at the Poland-Ukraine Border Crossing Point and that there is no difficulty on the Polish side, but that Kyiv authorities are not allowing anyone to pass through the crossing.
People have gathered in large numbers at the border crossing site, according to Malik Farooq, but the Ukrainian authorities are attempting to evacuate their nationals first.
He stated that they have made contact with the Pakistani students who were stuck in Ukraine and that they have made arrangements for transportation and other facilities to assure the students’ safety while in Poland.
Several evacuation flights for Pakistanis who have become stranded in war-torn Ukraine have been canceled, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, effective Saturday.
The scheduled evacuation flights to Kyiv to bring back trapped Pakistanis from Poland have been canceled by the Ukrainian foreign ministry. Upon additional investigation, it was discovered that the flight carried just 95 passengers.
After receiving directions from the foreign ministry, a spokesperson for the ministry stated in a statement that the flights to Poland will depart as soon as possible.