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Mob violence in Kyrgyzstan: five Pakistani students injured, Kyrgyz diplomat summoned by Islamabad

In reaction to the violence against Pakistani students in Bishkek, Pakistan’s foreign ministry announced on Saturday that it had called upon and presented a letter of complaint to Kyrgyzstan’s senior diplomat in the nation.

In an effort to put an end to the violence, hundreds of Kyrgyz men stormed buildings housing international students, including Pakistanis. According to Kyrgyz police, they mobilized troops in the capital of the country in Central Asia on Friday.

The foreigners’ beating up of city residents—whose nationality was not immediately clear—was what sparked the violence, according to the police.

Pakistan’s foreign ministry issued a statement saying, “The Kyrgyz charge d’affaires was impressed that the Kyrgyz government should take all possible measures to ensure the safety and security of Pakistani students and citizens.”

According to the statement, the Kyrgyz health ministry had verified that four Pakistanis had received first aid and were released, while one was still receiving medical attention for injuries.

Pakistan claimed to have established emergency hotlines for anyone impacted by the unrest.

Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan, expressed his sorrow over the occurrence in a statement and promised that Islamabad would promptly return any residents who wanted to leave the nation.

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