The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad has announced with profound sorrow and grief that the following Pakistanis have embraced ‘Shahadat’ in the terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch City on March 15, 2019:
- Mr. Sohail Shahid
- Syed Jahandad Ali (Lahore)
- Syed Areeb Ahmed (Karachi)
- Mr. Mahboob Haroon (Islamabad)
- Mr. Naeem Rashid (Abbotabad)
- Mr. Talha Naeem (Abbotabad)
Immediate family members of victims of terrorist attack in New Zealand can apply for Visa at https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/visitor-visa
In a statement, the Foreign Office in Islamabad said that the latest information about other three missing Pakistanis will be shared once their identity is confirmed by the local authorities.
The Foreign Ministry has expressed its deepest condolences and sympathies with the families of the victims of this atrocious terrorist attack.
The Crisis Management Cell at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad and the High Commission of Pakistan in Wellington, New Zealand, are working for assistance to the families including visas (if required) and transportation of the dead bodies to Pakistan, at the earliest.
Mr. Naeem Rashid and his son will be buried in Christchurch Arrangemets for the burial are in place
Muslim& Pakistani Association in the city has assisted in arrangements.
Mission is working with families of other 4 victims for possible transport of dead bodies to #Pakistan
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) March 16, 2019