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The Senate on Monday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the atrocities being committed on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The resolution, moved by Leader of the House Raja Zafar-ul-Haq, termed the oppression being perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims on the behest of the Myanmar Government which is aided and abetted by religious extremists as crimes against humanity. It strongly condemned these crimes and killings tantamount to genocide against a peaceful community who are being persecuted on the grounds of race and religion. The resolution said women are being raped; children and men are butchered as part of an organized ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. The House also urged the International Community to take notice of crimes being committed against humanity. The Senate called upon the government of Pakistan to immediately take up the matter with UN Secretary General. The House also urged the government to consider sending dispatching of relief and financial support to Rohingya Muslims.

Earlier,

UN Human rights chief urges Myanmar to end cruel military operation in Rakhine state

The UN Human Rights Chief has urged Myanmar to end the cruel military operation in Rakhine state. Zeid Raad Al Hussein said the security operations are targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. He noted that the situation could not be fully assessed because Myanmar had refused access to human rights investigators. He said the UN had received multiple reports of security forces and local militia burning Rohingya villages and extrajudicial killings, including shooting fleeing civilians. According to the UN refugee agency, three hundred thirteen thousand Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh. Meanwhile, more than four hundred thousand people have now signed a petition on Change.org demanding the Nobel Committee withdraw the award from Ms Suu Kyi, who has been widely accused of failing to protect Burma's Rohingya population.

Host: Ayyaz Aslam

Co-Host: Umar Iftikhar

Analyst Live on Phone:

Dr. Rasool Buksh Raees (IR Expert)

Burmese forces and the government are setting the worst example of brutalities on Rohingiya Muslims. The government of Myanmar, and its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, are facing international pressure following a renewed wave of violence against the Muslims. Turkey and Pakistan have also urged UN to find a peaceful solution to the issue. Aung San Suu Kyi has done virtually nothing to stop this crime against humanity in her country so she does not deserve Nobel Prize. Muslim countries need to call back their ambassadors from Myanmar as a protest.

Topic: Govt committed to facilitate the laymen of the country- PM directs parliamentarians to ensure timely completion of development schemes in their respective constituencies

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has vowed to continue making every possible effort for socio-economic uplift of the people of the country. He was talking to Members of National Assembly belonging to PML (N) from Sahiwal Division in Islamabad on Monday. The Prime Minister urged parliamentarians to ensure timely completion of the ongoing developmental schemes in their respective constituencies. He called upon the elected representatives to reach out to the people and play their role in highlighting their problems and addressing their issues. Developmental projects and issues relating to constituencies of the respective MNAs were also discussed during the meeting.


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