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President urges Myanmar to protect lives of Muslim community

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Expressing concern of Pakistanis over the recurrence of communal riots in Myanmar, President Asif Ali Zardari has called upon his Myanmar counterpart President U. Thein Sein to use all the resources 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 and 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.

Following is the text of President's letter to President U.

Thein Sein;

"Excellency,

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.

I appreciate Your Excellency's personal efforts and that of the Government of Myanmar to defuse the situation. We have confidence in Your Excellency's leadership in restoring communal harmony that is so essential for strengthening of democratic process.

I request, as a friend of Myanmar, to kindly use all your resources to prevent violence and protect the lives of minority Muslim community. As you would kindly agree that peaceful co-existence of communities in Myanmar would be an essential element to make the transition of democracy a success. Let me assure you that Pakistan fully supports your efforts to strengthen democracy in Myanmar.

I wish Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Myanmar success in restoring peace, stability and economic progress in the country.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest considerations.

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