Pakistan’s Naeem Rashid Hailed Globally For Heroic Resistance To Christchurch Shooter


Pakistan’s Naeem Rashid hailed globally for heroic resistance to Christchurch shooter

The international media has declared him a hero for his courageous act that saved many lives.

Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 16th 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 termed as a hero by national and international media.

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 has declared him a hero for his courageous act that saved many lives.

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.

His son Talha Naeem was also shot dead in the Al-Noor Mosque mass shooting.

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.

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.

Two of those confirmed dead in the attack include Naeem and his son Talha.

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

Naeem’s brother Dr Khurshid said that his brother Naeem was working as a teacher in New Zealand while his nephew was a student.

Both had gone to the mosque to offer Friday prayers when they became a victim of the terrorist attack.

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