Islamabad : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday submitted an adjournment motion in the National Assembly over massacre of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar army and Buddhist militants.
The PTI through the motion has sought immediate debate of the house over the ethnic cleansing of Rohangyas by the Myanmar Army and Buddhist monks by suspending the routine agenda.
The adjournment motion submitted in the NA Secretariat has been signed by PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Dr Arif Alvi, Asad Umar, Shafqat Mehmood and other.
The motion demanded that the assembly should immediately raise the issue of persecution of Rohingya Muslims.
The PTI leaders have also stated that houses have been torched in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine region.
It said that due to the sensitivity of the issue, a national policy on Rohingya crisis must be developed after an extensive discussion in the Lower House of Parliament.
Meanwhile, nearly 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in August, pressuring scarce resources of aid agencies and communities already helping hundreds of thousands of refugees from previous spasms of violence in Myanmar.
Rights monitors and Rohingya fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh say a campaign of arson and killings by the Myanmar army aims to force them out.