ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office here on Saturday summoned Ambassador of Myanmar and lodged Pakistan’s strong protest over ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State of the country.
According to state radio, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on this occasion stressed for effective measures to prevent the recurrence of such violence.
Calling for provision of security to Rohingya Muslims, she called upon Myanmar’s government to uphold their rights to live and move without discriminations.
Expressing concern over growing human rights violation in Rohingya majority state, Janjua urged Myanmar authorities to probe into recent attacks on Rohingya Muslims and hold accountable those involved in the serious crimes.
She also emphasized the swift implementation of the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Commission for the durable settlement of the problem.
Responding to the strong protest, Ambassador U. Win Myint assured the Foreign Secretary to convey the concerns of the Government and people of Pakistan to the Myanmar Government.
On the flip side, An ARY News team which reached Myanmar after ‘Sar-e-Aam’ host Iqrar-ul-Hasan led mission to help Rohingyas and document the genocide was deported from the country.
The team led by ‘Sar-e-Aam’ producer Kamran Umar was not only deported but detained for about eight hours by Myanmar authorities despite the fact that they had visa and all the relevant documents to stay in the country.
“As soon as I reached the airport, the authorities took me into custody, took away all my belongings and shifted me to a detention center, we were not even provided food and water,” said Kamran Umar.
However, Iqrar-ul-Hasan had reached near the troubled Rakhine state. In a message posted on his Twitter profile, Iqrar urged all his fans and fellow Pakistanis to pray for him and the Rohingya Muslims.