All Pakistanis in Ukraine are safe: FO Spokesperson
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
All Pakistanis in Ukraine are safe and Embassy is reaching out of them to assure their well being and evacuation. The Embassy of Pakistan in Ukrain is fully functional at the moment from Ternopil. The capital city, Kyiv, is under attack and Ambassador Dr. Noel I. Khokhar has advised all students to follow the guidelines so that they may be transferred to Ternopil for onward evacuation.
According to a statement issued by Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad, the Embassy as already conveyed has made facilitation centre in Ternopil and reception point at Lviy railway station. Pakistani students will be evacuated to Poland. The Embassy is also in close contact with Pakistani Embassies in Poland, Romania and Hungary. All these Missions have been directed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad to facilitate all Pakistani students coming from Ukrain.
Focal person’s details for Embassy of Pakistan Poland for border crossing facilitation are as follows:
Name: Mr. Zahid, Trade and Investment Counsellor
Contact No. +48668059876
Embassy of Pakistan, Poland
The Embassy has already gathered 35 Pakistani students in Ternopil and soon they will evacuated. Other Pakistani students are being transported to Ternopil and will be evacuated at the earliest. All Pakistani students are once again requested to keep in touch with given focal points so that they may be transported and evacuated as soon as possible, says a press released received here today from Kyiv.
Meanwhile Pakistan’s Ambassador to Ukraine Dr Noel Israel Khokhar says the government is working on safe evacuation of all Pakistan nationals stranded in Ukraine.
In a statement, the ambassador confirmed that overall 1,500 Pakistanis, including 500 students, are present in Ukraine who have been asked to move to safe locations.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Embassy in Ukraine, in a tweet, said the airspace of Ukraine is closed while the Embassy is in touch with the Pakistani students, who could not leave earlier according to the advice given to them.
Meanwhile Poland has allowed Pakistani citizens stranded in Ukraine to enter Poland by land.
According to a public notice issued by Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistani citizens can travel onwards within Fifteen days.
It said COVID-19 restrictions including PCR Tests, Proof of Vaccination and Quarantine have been suspended from today.
All those traveling in their personal vehicles should have valid driving license, registration at their own names and valid insurance premium.
Any person driving a vehicle, not at his name must have notarized power of attorney along with certified translation.