Six Pakistanis Confirmed Dead In Terror Attack On New Zealand Mosques
Pakistan's High Commissioner in New Zealand Moazzam Shah has confirmed that six Pakistani citizens have been killed in Friday's terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch
CHRISTCHURCH (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / NNI - 16th March, 2019) :Pakistan's High Commissioner in New Zealand Moazzam Shah has confirmed that six Pakistani citizens have been killed in Friday's terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch.The deceased have been identified as Sohail Shahid, Syed Jahandad Ali, Syed Areeb Ahmed, Mehboob Haroon, Naeem Rasheed and his son Talha Rasheed.
The High Commissioner further said that details regarding Zeeshan Raza and his parents will be released shortly.The details were also confirmed by Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal.Meanwhile, a crisis management cell established at the Foreign Office has started functioning to facilitate nationals for information sharing post Christchurch mosques' attack situation in New Zealand.The cell will provide information to the relatives of affected Pakistanis in New Zealand's terror incident.Christchurch police said that identification of 74 persons has not completed yet who were affected in New Zealand mosques' attack.
The police have also released detail of the terror incident.FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in a statement that Islamabad's diplomatic mission is currently present in Christchurch and in contact with higher authorities.
Faisal said that post mortem was underway in accordance with the local laws and announcement of the Names will be made after completion of the identification process.Christchurch police confirmed that 49 dead bodies were present under their custody while assistance was sought by the department for identification of names of the affectees.Earlier on Friday, Pakistan condemned in the strongest possible terms, the heinous terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that resulted in loss of 50 innocent lives, and critical injury several others."At this difficult moment, the people and government of Pakistan stand in solidarity with the people and government of New Zealand, the bereaved families and the affected community.
We express our deepest condolences on the loss of precious lives, and pray for quick recovery of the wounded," the Foreign Office stated."Pakistan views this terrorist attack as an assault on the values of freedom of conscience and association common to all mankind.
Pakistan earnestly hopes that the government of New Zealand will take immediate action to bring the perpetrators and abettors of this terror attack to justice, and ensure the safety and security of the affected communities." NNI