Pakistani student of Osh Medical University
Student wants to return to Osh
Umerkot, June 17: Despite the horrifying experience he had to go through in
riots-hit Kyrgyzstan, a student of Osh Medical University who returned to his
hometown Kunri late Tuesday night, says that he wants to go back to the Central
Asian country to complete his studies after normality returned there.
Adil Mehboob, 24, student of fifth year in Osh Medical University, was
among the first batch of 269 Pakistani students which was brought to Chaklala
airbase from Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek in a C-130 aircraft of Pakistan Air
Force. "It was the worst experience of my life but how can I quit my studies,"
Adil said while talking to Dawn. "I have spent five years in Osh and will earn a
degree next year. So I will go back as the situation settles down there," he
Out of total 269 students, 10 were from the Sindh and the
authorities refused to help them reach their hometowns, Adil said, adding that
he contacted his relatives in Rawalpindi, who helped him travel to Kunri.
"I spent three days in my Osh flat without any food or water, hearing
screams of people and watching flames from the window of the flat," he said.
Then a group of around 20 Pakistani students left the riots-stricken areas and
the Kyrgyz army provided them security, he said.
Rioters opened fire at
the vehicle taking them to Bishkek and he thought that there was no chance of
their survival but somehow they managed to safely reach Bishkek from where they
were later flown to Pakistan, Adil said.
About Ali Raza, the Pakistani
student who was killed during the riots,
Adil said that he was his
friend and good student. His face resembled those of Uzbek people, he lived in
an area dominated by Uzbeks and was killed on the first night of the rioting,"
His father Mehboob, a pharmacist, said he had spent almost
Rs3.6 million on sending his son to Osh and bearing the expenses of his
education and stay there.
"I put all my assets on stake to pursue my
dream to seem my son as a doctor but the riots have shattered the dreams,"
Mehboob said. He supported his son's decision to return to Osh to pursue his
"Me also a 3rd year student at osh state university n among the 2nd batch of 269 students who were which was brought to pk bu c130.1st of all i must say that im very grateful to pak govt wich has helped us in such a horrible situation of ethnic clashes but now the main problem which r we facing now is the vagueness of our future.we r fully double minded bcoz the current sitaution of osh is not completely evident n not reliable too,on the other hand,there is no such response from pak govt as we were expected to get admission in pak or may migrate to some other university as its compulsory for us to complete our studies.so i wanna make an earnest request plz do something positive for us as its only expected from a democratic govt"
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Name: sangar khan
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Name: sangar khan
"dear respected! my name is Awais Akram,im from Pakistan,Can you please tell me that what is total amount of MBBS 6 year programe in Kyrgyzstan,anyone please tell me,hurry up please i want to admition there"
Name: Awais Bodla
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"dear respected! my name is Muhammad Afzaal,im from Pakistan,Can you please tell me that what is total amount of MBBS 6 year programe in Kyrgyzstan,anyone please tell me,hurry up please i want to admition there.mbbs batch 2014"
Name: Muhammad Afzaal
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Student killed in Kyrgyzstan riots buried
Islamabad: Pakistani student Ali Raza, who was killed in violence in Kyrgyzstan, laid to
rest in his native city Shorkot on Wednesday morning.
Around 267 Pakistani
students stranded in violent hit Kyrgyz city Osh have returned home through two
special flights of Pakistan Air Force (PAF)
C130 aircrafts, a private
news channel reported.
The dead body of Ali Raza
was brought home in second flight on Tuesday evening, which was later handed
over to the family. App
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Through tears and joy, a happy reunion
Karachi: Teary eyes and floral garlands greeted Pakistani student Sumayya
Rehman when she reached Karachi on Wednesday after escaping the bloody riots in
On Platform No. 2 of Cantt Station, a heart-rending scene
was witnessed when a visibly tired but jubilant Rehman embraced her family and
broke down into tears.
Rehman is one of the hundreds of Pakistani
students who have been brought back to the country from Kyrgyzstan after ethnic
riots broke out between Uzbeks and Kyrgyz. According to her, some 100 Pakistani
students are still stranded in Kyrgyzstan.
"I don't want to go back ever.
I consider myself extremely lucky to be alive and to be reunited with my
family," she said, overwhelmed with joy.
A first-year medical student,
Rehman was living with her two cousins Lubna and Amna in an apartment in Osh,
Kyrgyzstan. Recalling the horrifying moments when the violence erupted in the
city, she said: "Last Thursday, there was a lot of gunfire going around in our
area but we dismissed it thinking that it was part of some celebrations.
However, we were wrong as later that night, some armed people tried to break
down the gate of our apartment. Had they been successful, they would have surely
Sumayya and her cousins were then helped by a foreign family
and were taken to the Parliament House. Later, they were escorted to the Osh
airport in armoured vehicles. Later, they were brought to Pakistan on a C-130
Meanwhile, Rehman's journey from Pindi to Karachi was not easy
either. Here, the government did not give enough money for train's tickets and
she and her two cousins had to seek help from strangers. "The journey stretched
for over 36 hours. My cousins got off in Nawabshah, while I carried on my
journey here without any food or drink," she said, sipping a soft
Draped in a red and black shalwar kameez, fragile Rehman answered
a question regarding the riots targeting Pakistani citizens and said that the
deceased Pakistan student Ali Raza was shot dead as he was staying with an Uzbek
family. "He told the miscreants that he was a Pakistani but they did not listen
and shot him," she said amid tears.
Tightly clutched by her family, her
mother Fatima said that she will never let her daughter go
away again. "I cannot even tell what was going on me when I first heard about
the riots. All the time I was praying to God to keep her safe and sound," she
said in an emotional tone.
Meanwhile, the student's father,
Habib-ur-Rehman said that the only reason he had sent his daughter to a Central
Asian country was due to the low cost of education. "For Rs 300,000 my daughter
was getting medical education as well as accommodation, which is less than the
cost of medical education here."
Rehman has decided not to go back even
after the situation gets better and wants to pursue her education here. "I never
wanted to go to Kyrgyzstan in the first place, but I was unable to get admission
to a medical college in Pakistan. Now I request the president to grant me
admission to a medical college so that I can continue my studies here and my
future is not destroyed."
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PM moves to save academic career of Pak students
Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday directed the Chairman Higher Education
Commission to examine as to how the Pakistani students, who were studying in
Kyrgyzstan and were caught in communal riots there, could be adjusted so that
their academic pursuit was not lost and they could continue with their
The prime minister has specially sent Ms Neelum Jabbar,
provincial minister Punjab, to represent him and personally visit the family of
Pakistani student Ali Raza who was killed in the violent riots in
The prime minister asked Ms Neelum Jabbar to convey to the
father of Ali Raza that the government would bear all the expenses for studies
of all the children of his family. On Tuesday, the prime minister made a
telephone call to the father of the Pakistani student Ali Raza and condoled with
him on the tragic death of his son. He assured him every possible assistance for
The father of Ali Raza during telephonic conversation thanked
the prime minister for his personal concern and appreciated the role of the
Pakistan Embassy in Kyrgyzstan as well as the Foreign Office in recovering the
body of his son.
It needs to be mentioned that soon after receiving the
news of communal riots in Kyrgyzstan, the prime minister issued instructions to
the Foreign Office, the NDMA and other concerned organisations to take immediate
action for the protection of all the Pakistani students in Osh.
Thereafter, the whole operation of actions to be taken was completed
within 12 hours because of personal involvement of the prime minister the whole
daylong. The PM had asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure the recovery
of the body of Ali Raza and its dispatch to Pakistan. He also asked them to
prepare details about other students studying in Kyrgyzstan. A number of parents
of students who have returned from Kyrgyzstan have thanked the timely action of
the government for the safe return of their children. The news
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Kyrgyz crisis: students worried about future
Timegara: Five students belonging to Dir Lower have safely returned
from the violence-hit Osh city of Kyrgyzstan but they are worried about their
"I, along with four other students -- Irfanullah and
Rizwanullah, residents of Kitiari village; Asadullah of Ouch and Mohammad Tariq
of Chakdara -- reached home safely on Wednesday," Izhar Qazi, a fourth year
medical students at Osh University, told Dawn.
He said that they had
been getting medical education in Kyrgyzstan for the last four years. They were
forced to leave the country after outbreak of turmoil in Osh.
never forget the gory scenes. We saw human beings lying in pools of blood when
we were going to the airport to board the C-130, sent for us by the Pakistan
government," Izhar told this reporter.
"Now we are much worried about
our future," he said. He added they had to spend $6,000 on their education per
year. "We have spent a lot of money and the government should now do some thing
for our degrees," he said. Dawn
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