Mirza assures full assistance to Pakistani students in China
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza on Wednesday said that the Chinese government has allowed two Pakistani diplomats to assess the problems being faced by Pakistani students trapped in coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan.
Addressing the parents of Pakistani students stuck in China, Dr Mirza said that two Pakistani diplomats have arrived in Wuhan to assist the Pakistani students.
He said that on Pakistan’s request, China allowed them to meet Pakistani students and coordinate all assistance to them.
He assured that all possible services would be ensured for Pakistani students. He added the team would be permanently deployed in Wuhan to maintain close liaison with the Chinese authorities.
He said that China has put its Hubei province on lockdown in an attempt to contain the virus, with tens of millions of people placed under effective quarantine in the province.
He said that Pakistani team will visit universities to get first-hand information on the health and safety needs of the students and to ensure their welfare in Wuhan.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari said that the government of Pakistan was constantly in touch with Pakistani students in China.
He said that Pakistan was the first country which was allowed by the Chinese government to send its two diplomats to meet its students and resolve their issues. – APP