Pakistan urges Myanmar to investigate reports of Rohingya Muslims’ massacre

  • Foreign Office seeks cooperation from OIC, international community
  • Nearly 400 killed in army crackdown so far
  • Over 2600 houses set on fire in Rakhine state during the last week

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has urged Myanmar authorities to investigate reports the genocide against the minority Muslims living in the Buddhist-majority country.

In a statement Sunday, Foreign Office expressed deep concern over reports of growing number of deaths and forced displacement of Rohingya Muslims.

Pakistan has also demanded holding those responsible for massacre accountable and taking necessary measures to protect the rights of Rohingya Muslims.

Foreign Office said Pakistan will work with the international community in particular the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) for the purpose.

Reports suggest government forces in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, have beheaded and burned alive Rohingya Muslim civilians, including children.

Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where the minority Rohingya are concentrated, has been the scene of violence by the army. Before a military siege was imposed on Rakhine late last year, extremist Buddhists would attack the Muslims.