PM Imran Khan held important phone call with NZ PM Jacinda Ardern

PM Imran Khan held important phone call with NZ PM Jacinda Ardern

*ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday condemned the terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch, martyring 50 worshipers.*

In a telephonic conversation with his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern, the premier strongly condemned the attack and admired the humane handling of the situation after the massacre.

He appreciated the quick response of the local authorities and the high level of respect shown by the Prime Minister of New Zealand for Muslims.

Mr Khan maintained that Ardern has shown the way to other leaders in the face of rising Islamophobia and global extremism.

Miss Ardern lauded the sacrifice of Pakistani national Naeem Rashid, who laid down his live in order to save other worshipers in the mosque.

50-year old Rashid who hailed from Abbottabad was a university professor. He received martyrdom along with his 21-year-old son Talha in the Christchurch attacks when a self-confessed white supremacist Brenton Tarrant opened fire during Friday prayers, killing at least 50 and leaving two dozen others injured.