Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Rohingya Muslims: Zardari writes letter to Myanmar president

The Express Tribune August 7, 2012
President says Pakistani government, people were saddened to learn about the losses of Muslims. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE 

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday expressed deep concern over the loss of life and property of Rohingya Muslims during the ethnic clashes in the State of Rakhine, Myanmar.  
In a letter addressed to the President of Myanmar, Zardari called for hastening the process of rehabilitation of Rohingya Muslims so that they can return to their homes and lead a safe and secure life.
The president added that the government and the people of Pakistan were saddened to learn about the losses of the Muslims and were deeply concerned about their plight.

Underlining the importance of peaceful coexistence of various communities for the strengthening of democracy in Myanmar, Zardari said that the communal harmony was imperative to reap the fruits of democracy.
He said that only peaceful coexistence of various communities would ensure that the democratic transition was not reversed.

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