Several resolutions were submitted in the national and provincial assemblies across the country today against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) submitted a resolution in Punjab Assembly condemning the brutal killings of Rohingya Muslims.
The resolution, submitted by Opposition Leader Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed, demanded that the Nobel Peace Prize be taken back from Myanmar’s state councillor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her involvement in state-sponsored killings of Rohingya Muslims. It also said that the silence of Muslim countries and being mere spectators in the ongoing violence against Rohingya community is alarming.
The party submitted a similar resolution in the Sindh Assembly as well. PTI MPAs Samar Ali Khan and Khurram Sher Zaman submitted the resolution in the assembly. Addressing the media, Khan said Pakistan should take up the issue at the UN and pressurise the world community to help “our brothers”. Zaman announced that the PTI will hold a protest over the issue outside the Karachi Press Club on Friday.
In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the Pakistan Peoples Party submitted a resolution in the provincial assembly. The party’s MPA, Fakhar Azam, submitted the resolution.
It stated that the ongoing persecution of Rohingya is a moment of concern for the entire Islamic world. It calls for Islamic countries to rally behind Turkey’s stance on the issue.