Persecution of Rohingya Muslims a challenge to world conscience, Pakistan to provide aid to affectees. Kh. Asif


ISLAMABAD, Sep 09 (TNS): Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif has expressed deep anguish at the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. He said that the Rohingyas’ plight is “a challenge to the conscience” of the world and that Pakistan would do its part by providing humanitarian aid to them.

Despite mounting international pressure, Myanmar’s military, as per reports emanating from Rakhayin state of Myanmar, continue to persecute the Rohingya Muslims by burning down villages and killing the members of the minority group. The violence has escalated after an alleged Rohingya militant group has carried out attacks on security forces in August. Fresh reports suggest that more than hundred 1,70,000 Muslims have fled to Bangladesh and other neighboring countries.

Myanmar’s democratic icon and leader Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is facing severe criticism from the global community, with many of her fellow Nobel laureates condemning her silence on the matter. However, Suu Kyi has condemned a “huge mountain of misinformation” without mentioning the thousands of refugees flocking to Bangladesh.