PM announces five million dollars in food aid for Rohingya Muslims

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved all the recommendations of the Special Committee regarding the plight of Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar including $5 million in food assistance.

A statement by the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that the food will be sent through the World Food Programme (WFP).

The prime minister will also be writing to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General to express Pakistan’s stance on the issue of the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The statement went on to say that the PM will also write a letter regarding the issue to the UN Security Council.

The statement further said that PM Nawaz will inform the UN in detail about the nature of the crisis.

Senate passes resolution against persecution of Rohingyas

The Pakistan Senate on Tuesday approved a resolution against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

The resolution passed in Senate today said that June 12 should be declared as a day of solidarity with the Muslims in Myanmar.

It went on to say that the government should take up the issue with the United Nations (UN) as well as the international community.

The resolution further stated that the government should also take the matter to the International Court of Justice.

It also stated that a Pakistani delegation should be sent to Myanmar to communicate Pakistan’s stance on the issue.