Burma Times Desk Report: June 04, 2015
In an open letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that silence and complete inaction by the UN on the continuing plight and persecution of the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar is a shameful testament to the failure of the UN to fulfill its basic principles of upholding human rights and protecting people from genocide, according to reports in the Pakistani media.
“Even today the Rohingyas have been abandoned on the high seas with no humanitarian assistance forthcoming,” said Imran Khan.
Khan in a twitter feed also criticised the silence of the Pakistani government in dealing with Burma.
The PTI leader said that the hypocrisy prevalent in the UN has come out in the open during the recent crisis.
Imran Khan has been vocal on the genocide directed against Rohingya Muslims.
A copy of the letter is given in the above image. It can also be accessed in the PTI’s website at http://www.insaf.pk/news/national-news/item/1790276-chairman-pti-open-letter-to-unsg-ban-ki-moon
In a separate development, dozens of Pakistani human rights activists gathered in Lahore to protest genocide against Rohingyas.