LAHORE: Condemning the atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif urged the world community to put pressure on the Myanmar government to halt genocide of Muslims.
Talking to media before his departure for London to inquire about the health of Kalsoom Nawaz, he said that Muslim’s genocide in Myanmar was the worst example of ethnic cleansing.
Expressing concern over the silence of world community about horrific atrocities, the chief minister urged the United Nations to intensify efforts for the protection of Rohingya Muslims.
More than 2,600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar’s northwest in the last week, the government said on Saturday, in one of the deadliest violence against the Muslim minority in decades.
About 58,600 Rohingya have fled into neighboring Bangladesh from Myanmar, according to UN refugee agency UNHCR, as aid workers there struggle to cope.
Myanmar officials blamed the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) for the burning of the homes. The group claimed responsibility for coordinated attacks on security posts last week that prompted clashes and a large army counter-offensive.