Srinagar: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday assured that the two Kashmiri professors, who are stuck in Afghanistan after the country was taken over by Taliban, are safe and will soon be brought back.
Sinha said that he spoke to Minister of State (MoS) Foreign Affairs V Muraleedharan and sought immediate evacuation of the two professors from Kulgam teaching in a Kabul university in Afghanistan.
The MoS assured that the government is committed to bringing back every citizen safely as soon as possible. “I assure the families of Prof Asif Ahmed and Prof Adil Rasool that they are safe and will be home soon,” he wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
“Spoke to MoS Foreign Affairs, V Muraleedharan for immediate evacuation of professors from Kulgam teaching at Bakhtar University in Kabul. He has assured the government is committed to bring back every citizens safely as soon as possible,” he tweeted.
Thousands of Afghan nationals have thronged Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul to leave after the country was taken over by Taliban.