| GEO Pakistan|
| PM directs to ensure safe return of Pakistanis|
| Updated at: 2037 PST, Monday, June 14, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, expressing his concern over the plight of Pakistani students in Kyrgyzstan, on Monday assured the disturbed families of the students that the government would do its utmost to get them safely back home.
The prime minister while taking notice of the issue, tasked the NDMA and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure the safe return of the 269 Pakistani students as well as the body of the deceased student from the city of Osh.
He further directed all the concerned authorities to clear all the bottlenecks to speed up the process of repatriation.
It was on the direction of the prime minister that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is flying three C-130 aircraft to Kyrgyzstan on Monday and Tuesday, to bring back the stranded students.
The aircraft will be carrying seven tons of blankets and tents and another seven tons of food and medicines, on the request of the Kyrgyz government, which will be handed over to the concerned authorities there.
It may be recalled that the Kyrgyz political situation has left one Pakistani student dead and around 269 stranded in the riot-stricken city of Osh in Kyrgyzstan.