Senate passes resolution condemning atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Senate passes resolution condemning atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Islamabad (Staff Report): 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 at the behest of the Myanmar government which is aided and abetted by religious extremists as crimes against humanity, Radio Pakistan reported.

It strongly condemned these crimes and killings and stated that they 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 butchered as part of an organized ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. The upper 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 Senate also urged the government to consider sending dispatching of relief and financial support to Rohingya Muslims.

The House also passed another resolution moved by Sehar Kamran calling for making Democratic Civic Education part of curriculum and educational activities compulsory.

The resolution also emphasized on the Public Service Broadcasters and Independent Private Media to devote a fair amount of time to expand their understanding about the constitution.

The resolution stressed the need for establishing a National Democracy Commission to promote and develop a democratic culture in the country as envisaged in the charter of democracy.

Speaking on the resolution, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that State broadcasters like Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television are already presenting programmes to enhance peoples understanding about democracy and the constitutions.

The Senate passed another two resolutions with majority vote. The House has now been adjourned to meet again tomorrow at three in the afternoon.