Former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi makes key demand from PM Imran Khan over Chinese Uighur Muslims
*ISLAMABAD - **Former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi makes key demand from PM Imran Khan over Chinese Uighur Muslims.*
*Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to “speak up” for Uighur Muslims in China and requested the Chinese government to give “humane” and “just” treatment to Muslims.*
“Hearing of atrocities committed against the Uighur Muslims is heartbreaking,” he said in a tweet on Sunday. The all-rounder reminded PM Khan that “our brothers and sisters” in China are also part of the Muslim Ummah.
China has been facing criticism for detaining an estimated one million Uighurs and other Muslims in internment camps in Xinjiang.
Uighur activists had claimed last month that they have documented nearly 500 camps and prisons run by China to detain members of the ethnic group.
The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement, a Washington-based group 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.