NA unanimously passes resolution in favour of Rohingya Muslims (Regional Times (Pakistan))

The National Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution in favor of Rohingya Muslims and against the brutality of the government of Myanmar.

The resolution was moved by Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanvir Hussain.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was also present at the House along with Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah. The resolution states that the House commends the courage of Rohingyas in light of the atrocities being carried out against them.

The resolution also urges human rights activists “to do all the acts necessary to protect the peaceful community of Rohingya Muslims brutally being extinguished in Myanmar”.

Yesterday, a cabinet committee formed to tackle issues over the plight of Rohingya Muslims decided on a $5 million grant in the form of food to be channelled through the World Food Program for distribution in Rohingya camps in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

Pakistan will also appeal to the United Nations to impress upon the Myanmar government to grant Rohingya Muslims equal citizenship rights and ensure the protection of the oppressed minority community.

Recommendations to intensify diplomatic efforts in this regard were made by the special committee- comprising Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi- which were approved by PM Nawaz Sharif.

The plight of the Rohingyas evoked immediate response from the prime minister and cabinet members and it was decided that a committee led by the interior minister would be constituted to chalk out an effective response to the issue.