All stranded Pakistanis airlifted back from Kyrgyzstan

11:05, June 16, 2010      

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A second special flight of PAF-C-130 landed at the Chaklala Airbase on Tuesday afternoon, bringing 127 more Pakistani nationals including students from violence-stricken Osh city of Kyrgyzstan.

Speaking upon the arrival of the C-130, Pakistani Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan was one of the first to rescue all its nationals who were trapped in Kyrgyzstan's troubled area.

Earlier, a first special flight airlifted back 134 Pakistanis including students in the wee hours of Tuesday at the airbase in the garrison city of Rawalpindi adjacent to capital Islamabad.

The second flight also brought the dead body of Ali Raza, a student killed in racial violence in Osh.

Talking to media, Pakistani envoy to Kyrgyzstan Tanvir Khaskheli said most among Pakistanis returned home are students and a little number of traders or laborers were also among them.

All Pakistanis are safe and sound and are in contact with Pakistani officials besides food items and other relief goods including blankets, medicines and etc. have been dispatched to them,he added.

Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said Monday that Pakistan will be sending humanitarian aid to the people of Kyrgyzstan.

Source: Xinhua


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