Myanmar Ambassador summoned over state sponsored violence against Rohingya Muslims


ISLAMABAD, Sep 09 (TNS): Foreign Secretary Tahmina Janjua summoned Myanmar’s Ambassador U. Win Myint to the Foreign Office on Saturday to register Pakistan’s “strong protest” at the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Janjua demanded that the Myanmar government takes “effective measures to prevent the recurrence of such violence” and ensures that the rights of the Rohingya population are upheld.

The foreign secretary also emphasised that in order to reach a “durable settlement of the problem”, the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Commission be implemented that include urgent and sustained action to prevent violence, maintenance of peace, fostering reconciliation, assuring unhindered humanitarian access and addressing the issue of citizenship from which the Rohingya are deprived.

Janjua also called for an investigation into the recent violence and bring those who are “involved in these serious crimes” to justice.

During the visit, Myint assured Janjua that he will convey Pakistan’s concerns to the Myanmar government.