ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal on Saturday tweeted that six Pakistanis had been martyred in the New Zealand mosque attacks carried out by an Australian terrorist.
In a tweet, Dr Faisal said the following Pakistanis had lost their lives.
- Mr Sohail Shahid
- Syed Jahandad Ali
- Syed Areeb Ahmed
- Mr Mahboob Haroon
- Mr Naeem Rashid
- Mr Talha Naeem
“Other 3 missing are still being identified,” Dr Faisal further said in his tweet.
Pakistani Naeem Rashid attempted to stop the terrorist who opened fire at the Al Noor mosque succumbed to his injuries, his son was among those who lost their lives at the mosque.
At least 49 people lost their lives when 28-year-old right-wing extremist Brenton Tarrant attacked two mosques in Christchurch. 41 people lost their lives at the Al Noor Mosque, while seven more died at a mosque in the suburb of Linwood.
The terrorist appeared in a local court earlier today on murder charges. He was remanded in custody with no bail requested and is scheduled to appear in the South Island city’s High Court on April 5 and will likely face further charges.