Christchurch Attack: Pakistan Calls Urgent Meeting Of OIC
The meeting will be held on March 22 in Istanbul
Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 17th March, 2019) Pakistan has called an urgent meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced this in a press conference on Sunday.
Expressing grief over the attack, the foreign minister said that Pakistan’s national flag will remain hanging down on Monday.
During afternoon prayers on Friday, a gunman opened fire inside the Masjid al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, killing 41. Another seven were killed at a second mosque five kilometres away in suburban Linwood, three of them outside the building.
He said that a total of nine Pakistanis embraced martyrdom in the attack.
These included Sohail Shahid, Syed Jahandad Ali, Syed Areeb Ahmed, Mahboob Haroon, Naeem Rashid and his son Talha Naeem.