KARACHI: Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to raise his voice for Uighur Muslims in China and requested the Chinese government to give “humane” and “just” treatment to Muslims.
While posting a message on tweet, Shahid Afridi on Monday said, “Hearing of atrocities committed against the Uighur Muslims is heartbreaking,” and reminded premier Imran that “our brothers and sisters” in China are also part of the Muslim Ummah.
According to Samaa, a Washington-based group, East Turkistan National Awakening Movement, that seeks independence for the mostly Muslim region known to China as Xinjiang, gave the geographic coordinates of 182 suspected “concentration camps” where Uighurs are allegedly pressured to renounce their culture.
Moreover, the group after researching images from Google Earth, said it also spotted 209 suspected prisons and 74 suspected labor camps in the country.
However, China’s foreign ministry has denied these allegation, terming them “baseless.”