President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed concern over the recurrence of communal riots in Myanmar and called upon his Myanmar counterpart to prevent violence and protect the lives of minority Muslim community.

 

In his letter to President U. Thein Sein, the President said that he was deeply saddened at the eruption of yet another wave of violence in Meiktila Town of Mandalay Region.

 

He expressed the concern of the people over communal riots that have resulted into the loss of life and property as well as desecration of places of worship.

 

“I am deeply saddened at the eruption of yet another wave of violence this time in Meiktila Town of Mandalay Region, Myanmar. The people of Pakistan are concerned at the recurrence of communal riots resulting in loss of life and property as well as desecration of places of worship,” he said.

 

He said that restoring communal harmony that is so essential for strengthening of democratic process in Myanmar.

 

He urged the Myanmar President to prevent violence and protect the lives of minority Muslim community.

 

He said that peaceful co-existence of communities in Myanmar would be an essential element to make the transition of democracy a success.

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