LCCI calls for political parties meeting
From Our Correspondent
LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), while strongly condemning massacre of Muslims in Burma, urged the government to convene an urgent meeting of all political parties to send out a strong message to Burmese govt. In a statement issued here yesterday, LCCI President Abdul Basit, Senior Vice President Amjad Ali Jawa and Vice President Muhammad Nasir Hameed Khan said that Muslims in Burma were being burnt alive and beheaded. They termed all these acts heinous crimes, not only against the Muslims of Burma but against humanity. “Business community is deeply saddened at the massacre of helpless Muslims in Burma and gives a wakeup call to the sleeping international fora. The Burmese government is supporting terrorism that can put peace of the entire world at stake,” said Abdul Basit. Lahore Chamber’s office-bearers said that Pakistan should stand tall on the issue of massacre of Muslims in Burma, adding that international community should be given a message, asking them to act against the carnage of Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar. LCCI office-bearers said that silence of United Nations, Organisations of Islamic Countries and global leaders on the issue of Rohingya Muslims was regrettable. They said that particularly member states of OIC should not stay silent and come together to pressurise Burmese government to stop killing of innocent people. They also urged the neighboring countries of Myanmar (Burma) to provide all possible support to the affected people.