KYIV: A Pakistani student in Ukraine lamented the lack of support from the Pakistani embassy amidst the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
According to the details, the bus of the Pakistani embassy in Ukraine dropped Masooma Memon of Hyderabad 30 km behind the Polish border.
Masooma is forced to walk with her classmate. Pakistani student Osama Ahmed is also walking towards Poland with his classmates.
He says the embassy’s only job was to arrange a bus that landed 30 kilometres behind the border.
Osama said he did not know if he would be allowed to cross the Polish border.
Student Joshua Hanjara says he has been walking since yesterday afternoon, tired of carrying heavy luggage and he and his companions have been forced to throw a lot of their valuables on the road.
He said that the embassy had evacuated its staff, leaving the students helpless and helpless.
The video of Zarar’s hike came out two days ago. Zara’s father said that no response was received on the numbers given by the embassy.
The embassy also did not help Amna Haider, who was trapped 20 km away from Kyiv. A Pakistani resident of Ukraine took him to Kyiv from a suburban village. Amna is now travelling by bus to Turnpole.
In addition, 250 to 300 students stranded in the eastern part of Ukraine, Kharkiv, travelling thousands of kilometres to reach the western border is a difficult step. This is a moment of reflection.
Earlier, Pakistani Ambassador in Ukraine Retired Major General Noel Israel Khokhar says the Embassy in the war-hit country is working vigilantly to evacuate all Pakistanis through the borders of Poland and Romania.
In an audio message to Radio Pakistan today [Saturday], he said that all Pakistani students and other community members living in Ukraine are safe.
He said 60 Pakistanis students have been shifted to Poland last night, 72 are at borders of Poland, Romania and Hungary for crossing and we will shift about 400 students till tomorrow. He said a total of 382 students have been left to borders today.
He said 54 students are travelling through bus and train from different cities of Ukraine to the capital and we will evacuate all 436 students including the remaining students within the coming two or three days.
Meanwhile, 81 people including 21 family members of embassy staff have already been evacuated.