Persecution of Muslims: Pakistan to mobilise OIC and UN over Rohingya plight

Moved by Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed from the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-N), the resolution urged the government to consider dispatching relief provisions and financial support.

“Taking cognisance of the crimes against humanity being systemically committed against the Rohingya Muslims at the behest of Myanmar government, which is aided and abetted in this heinous campaign by religious extremists in that country, Senate of Pakistan strongly condemns these crimes and killings which tantamount to a genocide against a peaceful community, who are being persecuted on grounds of race and religion,” said the resolution.

The resolution added Rohingya Muslims were literally being pushed into the sea, their houses burnt and demolished, their women being raped, their children, women and men butchered as part of an organized campaign of ethnic cleansing. It demanded the international community to take firm and urgent notice of such unprecedented violations of human rights.

Published in Express Tribune