ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has expressed hope that all parties involved in Myanmar’s political unrest will exercise restraint, uphold the rule of law, engage constructively, and work towards a peaceful outcome.
Responding to media queries in Islamabad on Monday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that we are closely following the developments in Myanmar.
In Myanmar, the military has seized power after detaining the de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint, and other senior members of her governing party – National League for Democracy (NLD) – for “election fraud”.
The Myanmar’s military has declared a state of emergency for one year and the power has been handed over to the Military Chief Min Aung Hlaing.
The coup comes after tensions rose between the civilian government and the military following a disputed election in which Suu Kyi’s NLD won with a landslide victory.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate 75-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi has urged her supporters “not to accept this” and “protest against the coup”.