Pakistan To Recognise Naeem Rashid’s Courage With National Award
Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to give a national award to martyred Naeem Rashid to recognise his courage.
Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 17th March, 2019) Naeem Rashid, a Pakistani who courageously resisted terrorist Brenton Tarrant while opening fire indiscriminately at worshippers in New Zealand's mosque during Friday prayers, is being hailed as a hero in Pakistan and abroad.
As the world mourns the loss of 50 people killed in the attack, this Pakistani hero is being praised globally for his heroic act. The international media also declared him a hero for his courageous act that saved many lives.
“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,” he wrote.
Late Naeem Rashid, who hailed from Abbottabad, was severely injured while attempting to overpower the attacker. Naeem also tried to snatch the gun from the shooter’s hand. He got injured while trying to resist the terrorist and succumbed to his injuries later at the hospital.
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.