With over 2,400 Pakistani students and families stuck in war-torn Ukraine were securely relocated to Poland, according to Dr Noel Israel Khokhar, Pakistan’s diplomat to Ukraine.
Dr Khokhar in an audio note on his Twitter states that there are already over 3,000 Pakistani students studying in Ukraine. The majority of them were secure despite the country’s difficult situation.
— Pakistan Embassy Ukraine (@PakinUkraine) February 25, 2022
PIA is launching two specialized aircraft to rescue Pakistanis stuck in war stricken Ukraine. Special commercial jets will arrive at Poland’s capital, Warsaw. As per CEO PIA, jets will bring back stuck Pakistanis on 27 of February.
In coordination with @PakinUkraine, #PIA has planned repatriation FLTs for Pak Students stranded in @Ukraine, the first 2 FLTs wud leave tomorrow for @Poland from where they will be repatriated to safety & united with their families. PIA always steps forward when nation demands
— PIA (@Official_PIA) February 26, 2022
As per CEO, PIA is constantly in contact with Pakistan’s consulate officials in Ukraine. Moreover, he explains that planes will land in Warsaw, as cities close to border of Ukraine and Poland can not facilitate big planes.
I spoke to HE Gen Noel, our ambassador in Ukraine, he was wide awake with his full team in embassy, discussed various options to recover our students through #PIA, airspace is closed but working out various options In Sha Allah, we shall find a way, PIA is a call away
— Air Marshal Arshad Malik (@amarshadmalik) February 25, 2022
Ukraine’s residents sought cover in basements and subway stations to keep themselves safe. Horror of death made people take shelters. Furthermore, around sixty-five, mainly students, were rescued from the country under attack.
Warsaw releasing statement said that it’s permitting Pakistanis to enter by land. Meanwhile, limitation of testing and vaccination were lift due to emergency circumstance.