Islamabad: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday strongly condemned reported atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslim community in Burma (Myanmar).
In a statement issued in response to local and international media reports suggesting widespread killings of Muslims, he said that persecution of a particular community in such manner is blatant violation of fundamental humanitarian principles.
“Burmese government’s silence on mass killings of Rohingya Muslims is disturbing,” the statement said.
Khan urged the Pakistani government to mobilize diplomatic efforts on urgent basis to stop the potential genocide of Muslims in Myanmar.
He also urged local and international human rights organisations to fight against the potential genocide of the community.
The PTI chief warned that continued persecution of the community in Myanmar will fuel communal hatred both locally and internationally.
He urged the international community to pressurise the Burmese government to take urgent measures for ending the massacre.
It is to be mentioned here that Pakistan Foreign Office on Wednesday also condemned the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Burma and said that the ruling junta must take serious actions against the killings.