A special PIA flight carrying 274 Pakistani students from Wuhan city in China arrived in Islamabad last evening. During the period of lockdown in Wuhan, the Chinese authorities took extraordinary measures to ensure the safety and security of the Pakistani students.

A Solidarity Team of two officers, including Third Secretary Muhammad Junaid and Education Attachè Muhammad Suleman Mahsud, from the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing was also dispatched to Wuhan to look after the well-being of the students.

The Government of Pakistan highly appreciates the efforts of the Government and people of China for extending full support and co-operation to our students, as the Wuhan city defeated COVID-19.

It would be recalled that President Xi Jinping in his telephone conversation with Prime Minister Imran Khan, on 20 February 2020, had reaffirmed that China will treat Pakistani students as “our own.”

 

 

Islamabad

19 May 2020

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