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Govt To Brief Parents Of Pakistani Students Stranded In China Feb 19

ISLAMABAD: In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development will brief parents of students stranded in China on February 19.

The briefing will be attended by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfiqar Bukhari and Federal Minister of Health Dr Zafar Mirza at the OPF Girls College in Islamabad.

During the session, the parents will be updated on the situation and measures taken by the government to safeguard Pakistani students in China.

IHC orders govt to appoint focal person for Pakistani students stranded in virus-hit China

The move comes after the Islamabad High Court directed the Foreign Office officials to arrange a meeting of the parents with special assistant to the prime minister on overseas Pakistanis.

IHC also ordered the federal government to appoint a focal person to facilitate the parents whose children are stranded in coronavirus-hit China and directed the foreign ministry officials to take urgent steps and devise a mechanism for providing parents updates about their children till next February 21.

IHC orders govt to appoint focal person for Pakistani students stranded in virus-hit China