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Pakistan summons Myanmar envoy to protest Rohingya killings

September 9 , 2017

ISLAMABAD: Myanmar’s Ambassador of Islamabad U.Win Myint, was called to the Foreign Office on Saturday by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua to convey a strong protest of the government and people of Pakistan at the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state in Myanmar.

The Foreign Secretary called for effective measures to prevent the recurrence of such violence, providing security to Rohingya Muslims and upholding their rights to live and move without fear and discriminations, urgent investigations into recent violence against the Rohingya Muslims and holding accountable those involved in these serious crimes, said a press release here.

As part of durable settlement of the problem the swift implementation of the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Commission was emphasized.

These include urgent and sustained action to prevent violence, maintain peace, foster reconciliation, assure unhindered humanitarian access and address the issue of citizenship.

Ambassador U. Win Myint assured the Foreign Secretary to convey the concerns of the Government and people of Pakistan to the Myanmar Government. – SAMAA


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