ISLAMABAD: The overseas workplace on Saturday confirmed the death of six Pakistanis in Christchurch mosque shootings and said 3 others have been nevertheless unaccounted for as New Zealand authorities endured with the identity of victims.
“The Ministry of foreign Affairs, Islamabad, proclaims with profound sorrow and grief that the following (six) Pakistanis have embraced ‘Shahadat’ within the terrorist assaults on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 15 March 2019,” the FO stated in a declaration.
The six sufferers had been recognized as Sohail Shahid; Syed Jahandad Ali (Lahore); Syed Areeb Ahmed (Karachi); Mahboob Haroon (Islamabad); Naeem Rashid and Talha Naeem (Abbottabad).
3 others unaccounted for; crisis mobile set up to assist 4 households in transferring stays to Pakistan for burial
as a minimum three more Pakistanis have been nonetheless unaccounted for when this report changed into filed on Saturday nighttime. “The brand new statistics about different three lacking Pakistanis can be shared as soon as their identification is confirmed via the neighborhood authorities,” the FO stated.
as a minimum 49 human beings of numerous nationalities were killed and round forty eight were significantly wounded during Friday prayers in terror assaults through an Islamophobe on Al Noor mosque in Christchurch and any other mosque in Linwood neighbourhood of latest Zealand.
most of the victims were migrants or refugees from nations which includes Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Somalia and India, consistent with media reports.
The high suspect, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, who turned into arrested rapidly after the Friday shootings, become indicted through a district court for homicide on Saturday while a dozen working theatres labored thru the night at the extra than forty people wounded, consistent with health center authorities. Thirty-six people had been still being handled on Saturday, 11 of whom remained in extensive care. One sufferer died on the clinic.
among the six Pakistani victims, the bodies of four would be repatriated to the country, as the heirs of other sufferers Naeem Rashid and Talha Naeem determined to bury them in Christchurch.
wearing a black headscarf, New Zealand top Minister Jacinda Ardern hugged Muslim community individuals promising them that she might make certain religious freedom within the u . S . And make gun laws stricter. “I bring the message of love and guide on behalf of latest Zealand to all of you,” PM Ardern stated.
foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi directed the FO to increase all possible help and assistance to the households of “the deceased and lacking” Pakistanis in New Zealand terrorist incident.
“project is running with families of other 4 victims for possible shipping of useless bodies to Pakistan,” stated FO spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal.
Tehmina talks to New Zealand envoy
foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, in the meantime, spoke to New Zealand’s envoy in Tehran Ambassador Hamish McMaster, who's also authorized to Pakistan, to bring the government’s condolences on the tragic loss of lifestyles in the assaults. In her telephone verbal exchange, she asked the brand new Zealand authorities to offer all feasible assistance to the families of the affected Pakistanis.
The FO set up crisis control cells in Islamabad and the excessive commission of Pakistan in Wellington to help the families with the repatriation tactics consisting of visas of the family members requiring to travel and transportation of the our bodies to Pakistan.
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