President Asif Ali Zardari—AP Photo
President Asif Ali Zardari—AP Photo

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday expressed deep concern over the loss of life and property of Rohingya Muslims during the ethnic clashes in the State of Rakhine, Myanmar.

In a letter addressed to the President of Myanmar, the President called for hastening the process of rehabilitation of Rohingya Muslims so that they can return to their homes and lead a safe and secure life.

The President said that the government and the people of Pakistan were saddened to learn about the losses of the Muslims and were deeply concerned about their plight.

Underlining the importance of peaceful co-existence of various communities for the strengthening of democracy in Myanmar, the President said that the communal harmony was imperative to reap the fruits of democracy.

He said that only peaceful coexistence of various communities would ensure that the democratic transition was not reversed.

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Comments (29)

August 7, 2012 1:37 pm
There is no Mass slaughter of any community in Pakistan. Churches and temples are safer as compared to mosques. Yes there are some cases of crime against minorities but it happens in every country.
Hamid Khan
August 7, 2012 12:57 pm
write one more letter and that is to swiss authorities
M. Tahir. Jamali
August 7, 2012 11:33 am
Thank you, Mr. President.
August 7, 2012 12:44 pm
And what about the killings of Hindus/Christians and shias in Pakistan?
August 7, 2012 1:17 pm
what a move!!
Kamran Khan
August 7, 2012 11:20 am
Bold move Zardari. Well done. I bet this is the one thing you have done good in your whole life.
August 7, 2012 12:31 pm
Zardari deserves another chance lol
August 7, 2012 12:12 pm
he will serve his country much better if he does something about the killings of muslims & non-muslims in his own country.
August 7, 2012 1:06 pm
Welldone, what about the sufferings of people of Pakistan, who are dieing with every passing day ????
Ali Hamid
August 7, 2012 1:41 pm
There is no doubt that he is a corrupt leader. But, this step is appreciable regardless what is happening in his own country. Cruelty must be stopped whether it is in Pakistan, Myanmar or anywhere in the world.
misbah arshad
August 7, 2012 1:46 pm
All he could do is write a few meaning less words. He should have threatened them with sanctions, got the Saudis, Iranians and other Arab countries together and threatened them with oil sanctions and then pressed the UN for a resolution against Myanmar followed by sanctions. Sorry my mistake. He doesn't care about the Muslims in his country why would he care about Muslims in another country.
August 7, 2012 2:24 pm
August 7, 2012 2:47 pm
So anybody believes Anybody outside Pakistan cares about Zardari's letters?
August 7, 2012 3:52 pm
Please write letter to Swiss Authorities n resign from Presidency for sake of Pakistani peoples
Ansar Ahmad Khan
August 7, 2012 4:30 pm
Pakistan shoukd always show its concern on such cruelties by doing what may be possible.
August 7, 2012 4:37 pm
Charity begins at home! Start with pakistan, first, and thenothers
August 7, 2012 5:19 pm
Pot calling the kettle black?
August 7, 2012 6:20 pm
atleast something good from zardari
August 7, 2012 7:28 pm
look who is talking about "peaceful co-existence of various communities" :)
A Subhan
August 7, 2012 10:16 pm
Nice job, Mr. Zardari ... Certainly, you deserve to be admired for this.
Malik Khalfan
August 8, 2012 12:23 am
Who cares about Zardari writing letter to any leader of any country. Why does'nt he set his own house in order first.
August 8, 2012 1:47 am
Mr. Zardari why don't you write a letter to yourself about the ethnic cleansing in your country and take an action to fix it instead of worrying about Burma. What a hypocrite?
August 8, 2012 2:16 am
Deepak how about hte Killings of lower cast Hindus and the humiliations and segregation and discrimination by the hands of higher cast Hindus in India? I won't even bother to ask about the mass killings of Muslims/Christian and other in India. You first treat all Hindus in India equally than talk about our country.
Waqar Saleem
August 8, 2012 3:43 am
Well said.
August 8, 2012 4:24 am
what ever zardari is he did a good job we should accept this.
August 8, 2012 5:36 am
look who's talking about democracy hahahaha.... but still appreciated...
August 8, 2012 5:38 am
ahahahahahha good one
raza sawal
August 8, 2012 3:01 pm
good step, must be appreciated, but request the president sahib please give us back all of our money back, so we may live like a nation
Ali Hamid
August 8, 2012 5:27 pm
You are right. I agree. But still this is also a good gesture from him
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