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Nawaz Sharif to raise Rohingya issue at UN


Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Photo: EPA

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will raise the issue of the Rohingya Muslim genocide in Myanmar at the United Nations during its upcoming General Assembly session according to a report on the aaj.tv website on 11 August.

“The prime minister will mention the Rohingya Muslims’ issue in the General Assembly as they are not getting their citizen rights,” Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told Pakistan’s National Assembly.

Aziz said the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva has already passed a resolution on 3 July 2015, proposed by Pakistan, on behalf of the OIC.

Among others, the resolution called upon the Government of Myanmar to ensure co-operation to allow full access of humanitarian assistance to the affected persons and communities, and to implement various co-operation agreements made between the authorities of Myanmar and the international community for the distribution of humanitarian aid to all affected areas, including Rakhine State, without any discrimination, he said.

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