Dhaka seeks Pak help over Rohingya crisis

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PV Desk : Bangladesh has called upon Pakistan to join the international community in convincing Myanmar to take back the Rohingya people.

High Commissioner Tarik Ahsan made the request to new Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad on Tuesday during an audience, the Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad said in a statement.

“He requested the prime minister to join international community to impress upon Myanmar to ensure a speedy repatriation of all their forcibly displaced nationals back to their homes in Myanmar,” the statement reads.

The Pakistani prime minister lauded the role played by Bangladesh in the face of the challenges posed by the influx of more than half a million additional forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals in Bangladesh.

He remarked that Myanmar should shoulder its responsibilities for the protection of all its nationals, particularly the minorities.

The high commissioner thanked the prime minister for the expression of solidarity with Bangladesh in tackling the humanitarian crisis.