Pakistan's Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan yesterday (1 July) said that the Islamic Republic has accepted the "Chinese version" of the treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province because of its "extreme proximity and relationship" with Beijing, reports Indian Express.
Speaking to Chinese journalists, PM Khan said that China's version of the Uyghur issue was completely different from what was being reported in Western media. He said, "Because of our extreme proximity and relationship with China, we actually accept the Chinese version."
PM Khan went on to add, "It is hypocritical. There are much worse human rights violations taking place in other parts of the world. But Western media hardly comment on this." He also praised the Communist Party of China (CPC), calling it an 'alternative' to Western democracy.
He said, "The CPC has introduced an alternative model and they have beaten all Western democracies in the way they have highlighted merit in society."
This comes even as the United States (US), European Union(EU) and many other nations have accused the Chinese establishment of committing genocide against the Uyghurs in resource-rich Xinjiang, and have also called for an international probe by human rights groups.
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