September 06 , 2017

September    06    ,  2017
PRESS RELEASE
CONDEMNATION OF PERSECUTION AND GENOCIDE
OF ROHINGYA MUSLIMS
AND
OBSERVANCE OF PROTEST DAY.

        Mr. Muhammad Ahsan Bhoon, Vice-Chairman and Mr. Hafeez-ur-Rehman
Chaudhry, Chairman, Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council have
strongly condemned the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Expressing their deep concern over reports of rapidly increasing number
of deaths of Rohingya Muslims and their forced displacements as by now
over 1,25,000, Rohingya Muslims have crossed the border into Bangladesh,
they have urged upon the Government of Myanmar for forthwith stoppage of
massacre of Muslims and to ensure by all means the protection of the
Muslim minority. They said that plight of Rohingya Muslims is a challenge
to conscious of the International Community specially those who claim to
be champions of human rights and protection of minorities. A great
responsibility is cast upon the United Nations (UN) more particularly the
Muslim Ummah and the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) to raise
their forceful voice against genocide of Muslims in Myanmar and render
practical support for their protection from ongoing atrocities at the
hands of Buddhist Government.

Deploring inaction of the Government of Pakistan in playing its due
practical role, they have demanded for taking immediate practical steps by
it at International level for building pressure upon the Government of
Myanmar to stope genocide of Muslims and to ensure their legitimate right
to life and peaceful living.

The Vice-Chairman and Chairman, Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar
Council have also announced that Lawyers throughout Pakistan will observe
“BLACK DAY” to condemn and protest against genocide of Muslims in Myanmar
on Monday, the 11th September, 2017 when they will hold protest meetings
in their Bar Rooms and bring out peaceful Rallies. The Pakistan Bar
Council alongwith Islamabad Bar Council, Islamabad High Court Bar
Association and Islamabad Bar Association will also bring out a peaceful
Protest Rally on 11-09-2017 at 01:00 p.m. in front of Supreme Court,
Constitution Avenue, Islamabad.

(Muhammad Arshed)
Secretary