Pakistan

Hamza Ali Abbasi appeals Pakistan authorities to help Rohingya Muslims

KARACHI: A renowned Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbassi wished that Pakistan Armed Forces and Government would take some serious and effective measures to prevent the maltreatment of the Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims.

Hamza Ali Abbasi, who got fame from his debut in ARY Digital drama serial ‘Pyarey Afzal’, updated his Facebook status as follows,

FINALLY i see our media and Govt talking about our Rohingya Muslim brothers and sisters. UN has proclaimed them as the…

Posted by Hamza Ali Abbasi on Sunday, June 7, 2015

 

Although, he faced some criticism over his message as well,

Myanmar considers the Rohingya to be illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, and places a raft of restrictions on them, such as family size, movements and access to jobs.

Most of the 1.3 million-strong community have no citizenship and tens of thousands have fled the impoverished Myanmar state of Rakhine after deadly communal violence there in 2012, sparking a migrant crisis.

The collapse of a transnational trafficking route following a Thai crackdown has made it even more difficult for the Rohingyas to escape persecution, with many ending up in camps in a remote region near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.

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