A petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking directives for the government to make arrangements to evacuate Pakistani students from Wuhan, the epicentre of a deadly coronavirus outbreak that has thus far killed 106 people in China. Advocate Mian Muhammad Faisal moved the petition citing the secretaries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Health as respondents. He said the coronavirus outbreak has thus far killed 106 people in China, triggering panic in world capitals that are evacuating their nationals from China’s high-risk areas. There are thousands of students from Pakistan studying in China and of them, around 500 students are in Wuhan, the petitioner added. The petitioner said many countries have issued a travel advisory and taking precautionary measures to block the spread of the deadly disease. He pleaded with the court to direct the government to explain what arrangements are in place to tackle such a deadly virus in Pakistan and especially in the federal capital. He further demanded that the government place before the court precise information regarding the Pakistani citizens in China and how many have been affected by this virus till date and what measures so far have been taken to evacuate them as well as other people from the high-risk areas.