Kyrgyzstan Students Stranded as KP Government’s Special Flight Rejected

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government’s planned flight to repatriate 300 students from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Peshawar has been postponed. A spokesperson for the provincial government stated that the private plane scheduled for the flight could not take off due to a lack of landing clearance from the Kyrgyzstan Civil Aviation Authority.

Barrister Saif, the Information Advisor for KP, confirmed that the government intends to repatriate a total of 600 students on two separate flights. He mentioned that both planes will depart from Lahore airport as soon as they receive the necessary clearance.

“The provincial government has already allocated the required funds to a private airline,” Barrister Saif said. He added that they are in constant communication with the relevant authorities and are waiting for the clearance.

Mohammad Qaiser, the Director General of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), also assured that the flight will proceed as planned once the clearance is obtained.