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Stay out of Rohingya Issue, Says Pakistani Senator

30 August 2012

A senator from Pakistan’s Muttahida Qaumi Movement warned against getting involved in the issue of Burma’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims, saying it would only increase international criticism of its own handling of domestic sectarian strife. Senator Mustafa Kamal said on Wednesday that Pakistan has its own problems with killings targeting Shia Muslims. Foreign Minister Malik Amad Ahmed Khan said that Pakistan was morally supporting the Rohingya and added that at a recent summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Bangladesh did not bring up the Rohingya issue.