Govt directed to arrange contact between families, Pakistani students stranded in Wuhan
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday has directed the concerned authorities to arrange contact between families and Pakistani students stranded in Wuhan
During the hearing on a petition seeking return of Pakistanis from the neighboring country, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah ordered the Foreign Ministry to appoint a focal person for contact with the parents of the trapped children.
Justice Athar Minallah said that some students have contacted the court through email and told that the government is not assisting them in this critical situation. He also directed the concerned authorities to help Pakistani students stranded in China due to outbreak of deadly coronavirus.
“The parents of stranded students informed the court that Pakistan does not want to repatriate its children and I heard in news the children will be burned,” the court remarked.
The Foreign Ministry director general assured that they will conduct a meeting with the parents of victim’s child at 1am regularly, adding that Zulfi Bukhari will also meet on Tuesday with the parents.
“One woman stuck in China also has a child. The government should approach all the Pakistanis residing there and help them,” he ordered.
The chief justice has also directed Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Syed Zulfikar Bukhari to arrange a meeting between families and students and satisfy the parents.
The court has further strictly instructed the federal government to prepare proper mechanism in this regard.