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Pak summons Myanmar envoy to protest violence against the Rohingyas

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua summoned Myanmar's Ambassador to Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

UN urges Myanmar to end discrimination against Rohingyas
The envoy assured the foreign secretary to convey the concerns of the government

today summoned the envoy and lodged a strong protest over the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state, leading to the exodus of about 270,000 refugees to

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua summoned Myanmar's Ambassador to U Win Myint and sought effective measures to prevent the recurrence of such violence, providing security to Rohingya Muslims, the Foreign Office said.


She conveyed "a strong protest of the and people of at the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims in the in Myanmar", it said.

Janjua asked for upholding their rights to live and move without fear and discriminations, urgent investigations into recent violence against the Rohingya Muslims and holding accountable those involved in these serious crimes, it said.

She said that as part of a durable settlement of the problem, the swift implementation of the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Commission was emphasised, which include urgent and sustained action to prevent violence, maintain peace, foster reconciliation, assure unhindered humanitarian access and address the issue of citizenship.

The envoy assured the foreign secretary to convey the concerns of the and people of to the government, the foreign office added.

According to UN estimates, over 1,000 people may have been killed in the crackdown launched by army in About 270,000 refugees, mostly Rohingya Muslims, have fled to in the last two weeks.

First Published: Sat, September 09 2017. 18:00 IST
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