PESHAWAR: Church of Pakistan President Bishop Sarfaraz Humphrey Peter condemned the brutal genocide of Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar (Burma) and called for the oppressed Muslims to be granted nationality.
Addressing a press conference at Peshawar Press Club on Thursday, he said that the killing of the Muslims including kids, ladies and old men in the nation ought to be stopped and legitimate status be given to them.
Joined by Dr Hafiz Abdur-Ghaffoor, Maulana Tayyab Qureshi, Maulana Abu Bakar Qadri, Radesh Singh Tony and Priests Shahzah Murad, Joseph John and Altaf, he said due to the oppression of the Burmese Army, Muslims had run away and crossed the border towards Bangladesh.
He also claimed that since the government of Myanmar had not signed a few of UN Resolutions, it, therefore, is not fully supporting the human rights cause, adding that it had no right to treat the Muslims like animals and humiliate them.
Other present sappealed to all those who believe in one God, and asked them to raise their voice for the sake of mankind. They likewise requested the Burmese government give nationality and insurance to the Muslim community.
Acknowledging the announcement of Bahria Town owner Malik Riaz to give a wide range of help to the Burmese displaced people, they requested the government of Pakistan to accommodate the innocent Muslims in the country.