9 Pakistanis Among New Zealand Dead

Pakistan has confirmed that at least nine of its citizens are among the dead in Friday’s terrorist attack on worshippers in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi released a statement Sunday in which he said three Pakistanis previously listed as missing have now been confirmed dead: “Mr. Zeeshan Raza, his father Mr. Ghulam Hussain and mother Ms. Karam bibi have now been confirmed to have embraced shahadat (martyrdom) in the terrorist attack in New Zealand. We are in touch with their family. A total of 9 Pakistanis embraced shahadat in New Zealand terror attack.” One of the slain Pakistanis, Naeem Rashid, tried to overpower the shooter after his young son, Talha Naeem, was gunned down, but he was critically wounded in the attempt and later died in a local hospital. In a statement Sunday Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said “We stand ready to extend all our support to the families of Pakistani victims of the terrorist attack in Christchurch. Pakistan is proud of Mian Naeem Rashid who was martyred trying to tackle the White Supremacist terrorist & his courage will be recognized with a national award.” The Pakistani foreign ministry spokesman said Rashid and his son will be buried in Christchurch. Mohammad Faisal noted a local Muslim and Pakistani association has assisted in putting the burial arrangements in place. The Pakistani government is working with families of other victims for possible transport of their remains to Pakistan, the ministry added. The Christchurch attacks killed 50 people and injured dozens more.... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, 9 Pakistanis Among New Zealand Dead, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you 9 Pakistanis Among New Zealand Dead





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