DHAKA: Pakistan’s one of most popular political party Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI)’s UK chaper has stepped relief operation for devastated Rohingya Muslims who are compelled to take refuge in Bangladesh’s city of Cox’s Bazar.
PTI leaders Sahibzada Jehangir and Aneel Musarrat arrived again in the city with huge helping stuff and food to help most needy and waiting people. They have visited several times in recent past and contributed a lot in a bid to minimise the problems and grievances of thousands of Muslim refugees.
The plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people is said to be the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Both the leaders told ‘The Nation’ by phone that risking death by sea or on foot, more than half a million have fled the destruction of their homes and persecution in the northern Rakhine province of Myanmar (Burma) for neighbouring Bangladesh since August 2017. The United Nations described the military offensive in Rakhine, which provoked the exodus, as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.
“These poor and helpless people need our assistance and the world should pay serious attention towards this very serious issue”, they emphasised. The Rohingya, who numbered around one million in Myanmar at the start of 2017, are one of the many ethnic minorities in the country. Rohingya Muslims represent the largest percentage of Muslims in Myanmar, with the majority living in Rakhine state.