Pakistan

FM Dar forms fact-finding committee to probe Bishkek mob attacks

  • The committee will coordinate with Kyrgyz authorities and review all the findings and developments at Bishkek and submit its report within two weeks, says deputy PM
Published May 22, 2024

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar announced on Wednesday that he had constituted an inquiry committee to investigate the mob attacks on Pakistani students in Kyrgyzstan last week.

He said this in a press conference after his visit to the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek.

Dar said the inquiry committee will probe the factors and causes that led to the mob attacks.

The committee will also investigate about the role of Pakistani Mission at Bishkek for facilitation of students, he revealed.

“The committee will coordinate with Kyrgyz authorities and review all the findings and developments at Bishkek and submit its report within two weeks,” the FM said.

On Tuesday, immediately after arrival in Kyrgyzstan, Dar visited the National Hospital, Bishkek to meet Shahzaib, a Pakistani textile worker who was injured during the recent mob violence in Bishkek.

On May 18, international students including Pakistanis were targeted by mob violence. As per the Kyrgyz press, the matter boiled over due to sharing online of videos of a fight between Kyrgyz students and medical students from Egypt on May 13.

Following the attack, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif instructed Ambassador of Pakistan in Kyrgyzstan Hasan Ali Zaigham to make all necessary arrangements regarding the special plane to bring back Pakistani students from Kyrgyzstan.

On May 19, the first flight carrying 180 Pakistanis from Kyrgyzstan including 140 students landed at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore.

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi along with senior officials welcomed the returning students.

Speaking on the occasion, the Interior Minister said that transport facilities would be provided to students belonging to other cities.

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T May 22, 2024 03:03pm
when you have people like dar in such a post then it ought to be a fools show.
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Love Your Country May 22, 2024 06:57pm
@T, sick joke.
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zh May 22, 2024 10:53pm
Is it not for Kyrgyztan to investigate the event. Dar cannot think of anything better to do therefore this useless commission and waste of tax psyers' money.
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A. Chak May 22, 2024 11:04pm
Dar should have stayed in Bishkek and organized the evacuation of students instead of going off to Iran. That's what a real leader would have done.
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Ch K A Nye May 24, 2024 10:52am
@zh, Hellooo... Fact finding committee will have a visit Kyrgyzstan many times to place the blame on some hapless person at the PK embassy.
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Ch K A Nye May 24, 2024 10:54am
@A. Chak, "Dar" and "organise" are two words that rarely go together unless it's laundering.
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Ch K A Nye May 24, 2024 10:55am
@A. Chak, what makes you think he's some sort of a leader? His claim to fame is being a Bro-in-law.
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