A repatriation flight intended to bring back 300 Pakistani students from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Peshawar has been postponed due to a lack of landing clearance from the Kyrgyzstan Civil Aviation Authority. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had organized the private plane as part of a broader plan to repatriate a total of 600 students on two separate flights.

Barrister Saif, the Information Advisor for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, confirmed the plans and noted that both flights will depart from Lahore airport once the necessary clearance is received. The provincial government has already allocated funds to a private airline for this mission.

In a statement, Mohammad Qaiser, Director General of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), affirmed that the flight will proceed as soon as the bureaucratic hurdle is cleared. The delay is attributed solely to procedural issues with the Kyrgyzstan Civil Aviation Authority, and efforts are ongoing to expedite the process.

The stranded students in Bishkek are eagerly awaiting their return to Peshawar, and the provincial government is committed to ensuring their safe repatriation. Constant communication is being maintained with relevant authorities to resolve the clearance issue promptly, demonstrating the government’s proactive approach in handling such situations.

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