Four Pakistanis Injured, Nine Missing In Christchurch Attack: FO


Four Pakistanis injured, nine missing in Christchurch attack: FO

The New Zealand authorities will share the details of these Pakistani victims shortly.

Christchurch (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 16th March, 2019) At least four Pakistanis are injured while nine others are missing in the Christchurch attack in New Zealand.

According to the Foreign Office of Pakistan, the New Zealand authorities will share the details of these Pakistani victims shortly.

The Pakistani mission in New Zealand is also gathering more details, the foreign office said.

Those among the Pakistani victims include Zeeshan Raza and his parents, Haroon Mahmood, Sohail Shahid, Areeb Ahmed, Syed Jahandad Ali, Naeem Rashid and his son Talha Naeem.

The foreign office said that the cell numbers of these Pakistani victims are also not responding.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Quershi also expressed concern over the missing Pakistanis in the deadly attack.

Talking to media in Multan, he condemned Friday’s mosque attacks in New Zealand.

He said that he is in contact with the Pakistani deputy high commissioner.

Earlier, at least two Pakistanis were confirmed to have been killed in the New Zealand attack.

New Zealand authorities informed that Naeem Rashid, hailing from Abbottabad, Pakistan was killed along with his 18-year-old son Talha Naeem in the mosque attack.

Naeem’s family said that the New Zealand authorities have formally called his wife to inform about their death.

Naeem was killed while trying to stop the terrorist who opened fire at the mosque. His son Talha was also killed along with him.

Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner in Wellington is making all-out efforts to find the missing Pakistanis while the Christchurch police and hospitals' management are unable to give any details.

New Zealand was struck by two deadly attacks in Christchurch on Friday, with 49 people killed and another 20 seriously injured after gun assaults on mosques as Muslims worshipped.

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.

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