354 students from IIOJK arrive in Pakistan as universities resume classes

General Official News

Lahore, September 11, 2020 (PPI-OT): After the official announcement of the resumption of university classes across Pakistan post coronavirus lockdown, around 354 students from Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) arrived in Pakistan via the Wagah border. The home ministry sent a list of students from IIOJK to the concerned authorities at Wagah border – which has been opened exclusively for these students.

As many as 75 Pakistanis who were detained in India due to the border closure will also be returning to Lahore through the border on Friday. On March 14, India had suspended cross-border movement of passengers through the Attari-Wagah border after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Subsequently, on March 19, Pakistan also closed the Wagah border in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus in the country. Earlier, on May 27, the Indian government had facilitated the return of 179 Pakistanis to their country through the land border. They had been stranded in various states of India due to the COVID-19 lockdown. A day later, 300 Indian nationals returned to their country. Additionally, after restrictions were partially lifted by both countries, 400 Pakistanis again returned home from the Wagah border.

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