ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office on Sunday confirmed that nine Pakistanis have been martyred in Christchurch mosque attack in New Zealand .
In a Tweet on Sunday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Faisal wrote: “Mr Zeeshan Raza, his father Mr Ghulam Hussain and mother Ms. Karam bibi have now been confirmed to have embraced Shahadat in the terrorist attack in # *NewZealand* link. We are in touch with their family. A total of 9 Pakistanis embraced Shahadat in # *NewZealandTerrorAttack.” * link
Mr Zeeshan Raza, his father Mr Ghulam Hussain and mother Ms. Karam bibi have now been confirmed to have embraced shahadat in the terrroist attack in #NewZealand link. We are in touch with their family. A total of 9 Pakistanis embraced shahadat in #NewZealandTerrorAttack link
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@DrMFaisal) March 17, 2019 link
Earlier on Saturday, FO confirmed that six Pakistanis were martyred among 49 deceased in the mosque attack. Mohammad Faisal said on Saturday said: “Sohail Shahid, Syed Jahandad Ali, Syed Areeb Ahmed, Mahboob Haroon, Naeem Rashid and his son, Talha Naeem, have been pronounced dead by the authorities.”
The names of martyred Pakistanis are:
1. Mr Sohail Shahid 2. Syed Jahandad Ali 3. Syed Areeb Ahmed 4. Mr Mahboob Haroon 5. Mr Naeem Rashid 6. Mr Talha Naeem 7. Mr Zeeshan Raza 8. Mr Ghulam Hussain 9. Ms Karam
Naeem Rashid and his son Talha Naeem tried to intercept the shooter, but they were shot dead in their attempt. Naeem and Talha, who hailed from Abbottabad, were injured as they attempted to overpower the attacker and later succumbed to their injuries.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi also spoke to the media about the terror attack on Saturday.