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Zardari writes letter to Myanmar president

Published Aug 07, 2012 11:06am


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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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Ali Aug 07, 2012 01:37pm
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 Aug 07, 2012 12:57pm
write one more letter and that is to swiss authorities
M. Tahir. Jamali Aug 07, 2012 11:33am
Thank you, Mr. President.
deepak Aug 07, 2012 12:44pm
And what about the killings of Hindus/Christians and shias in Pakistan?
aja Aug 07, 2012 01:17pm
what a move!!
Kamran Khan Aug 07, 2012 11:20am
Bold move Zardari. Well done. I bet this is the one thing you have done good in your whole life.
Nick Aug 07, 2012 12:31pm
Zardari deserves another chance lol
Khalid Aug 07, 2012 12:12pm
he will serve his country much better if he does something about the killings of muslims & non-muslims in his own country.
saadia Aug 07, 2012 01:06pm
Welldone, what about the sufferings of people of Pakistan, who are dieing with every passing day ????
Ali Hamid Aug 07, 2012 01:41pm
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 Aug 07, 2012 01:46pm
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.
mohammad Aug 07, 2012 02:24pm
Nazar Aug 07, 2012 02:47pm
So anybody believes Anybody outside Pakistan cares about Zardari's letters?
zohaibissac Aug 07, 2012 03:52pm
Please write letter to Swiss Authorities n resign from Presidency for sake of Pakistani peoples
Ansar Ahmad Khan Aug 07, 2012 04:30pm
Pakistan shoukd always show its concern on such cruelties by doing what may be possible.
Kumar Aug 07, 2012 04:37pm
Charity begins at home! Start with pakistan, first, and thenothers
G.a Aug 07, 2012 05:19pm
Pot calling the kettle black?
fahdabbasy Aug 07, 2012 06:20pm
atleast something good from zardari
Ali Aug 07, 2012 07:28pm
look who is talking about "peaceful co-existence of various communities" :)
A Subhan Aug 07, 2012 10:16pm
Nice job, Mr. Zardari ... Certainly, you deserve to be admired for this.
Malik Khalfan Aug 08, 2012 12:23am
Who cares about Zardari writing letter to any leader of any country. Why does'nt he set his own house in order first.
kamal Aug 08, 2012 01:47am
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?
Jamil Aug 08, 2012 02:16am
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 Aug 08, 2012 03:43am
Well said.
azir Aug 08, 2012 04:24am
what ever zardari is he did a good job we should accept this.
Sameer Aug 08, 2012 05:36am
look who's talking about democracy hahahaha.... but still appreciated...
Sameer Aug 08, 2012 05:38am
ahahahahahha good one
raza sawal Aug 08, 2012 03:01pm
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 Aug 08, 2012 05:27pm
You are right. I agree. But still this is also a good gesture from him