Senate unanimously passes resolution condemning genocide of Rohingya Muslims

  • Urges International Community to take notice of crimes being committed against humanity

ISLAMABAD – 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.

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, and men and children 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.

The House also passed another resolution moved by Sehar Kamran calling for making Democratic Civic Education part of the 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 of 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.

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