KARACHI: The leadership of Businessmen Group and office bearers of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) have strongly condemned the atrocities being once again committed against the Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar (Burma).
In a statement issued, Chairman Businessmen Group and Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli, Vice Chairmen BMG and Former Presidents Tahir Khaliq, Zubair Motiwala, Haroon Farooki and Anjum Nisar, President KCCI, Shamim Ahmed Firpo, Senior Vice President KCCI Asif Nisar, Vice President KCCI Muhammad Younus Soomro and KCCI Managing Committee members, while expressing deep concern over widespread killings of Muslims in Myanmar, said that killings and persecution of Muslims in such a brutal manner is blatant violation of fundamental humanitarian principles.
They urged the Pakistani government to utilize diplomatic channels and vocally raise voice against the genocide of innocent Muslims in Myanmar.
BMG leadership and KCCI Office Bearers also urged the international community, particularly the United Nations and other international human rights organizations, to effectively pressurize the Burmese government for ending the massacre and take steps against the barbaric killings of Muslim in Myanmar as the situation was likely to fuel hatred.
They said that the growing crisis threatens Myanmar’s diplomatic relations Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia and many other Muslim-majority countries in Southeast Asia where there is profound public anger over the treatment of the Rohingya Muslims.
The Business and Industrial community of Karachi is totally shocked and deeply saddened to see the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims and the situation calls for effective measures to prevent the recurrence of such violence against the Muslim minority, they added.
Referring to across-the-board global protests and recent online petitions campaigns which received huge response from across the world, they said that everyone has been rightly demanding to take back the Nobel Peace Prize given to Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she no longer deserves it because of her sheer negligence to the plight of Rohingya Muslims.