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Blame growing terror assaults on Islamophobia post-9/11, PM Imran on NZ shootings | World

Premier condemns assaults, says terrorism doesn’t have a faith. Photograph: Reuters

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday condemned the “terrorist assault” on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand during which at the very least 40 individuals have been killed and 20 extra have been severely injured. 

“Shocked and strongly condemn the Christchurch, New Zealand, terrorist assault on mosques. This reaffirms what we now have at all times maintained: that terrorism doesn’t have a faith. Prayers go to the victims and their households,” he tweeted.

“I blame these growing terror assaults on the present Islamophobia post-9/11 the place Islam and 1.three billion Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror by a Muslim. This has been achieved intentionally to additionally demonize authentic Muslim political struggles,” PM Imran added.

Overseas Workplace spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal additionally tweeted and mentioned, “Pakistan condemns the tragic terrorist incident in New Zealand. Our Excessive Fee is in contact with the native authorities and attempting to determine particulars.” 

“Syed Moazzam Shah, Minister Political, Pakistan Excessive Fee in New Zealand, Cell +64 21 779 495 is our focus. Media queries nevertheless could also be directed to Spokesperson in Islamabad,” he added.

Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi additionally condemned the incident. “FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi has condemned within the strongest phrases the tragic terrorist assault in Christchurch, New Zealand. FM has expressed condolences over lack of harmless lives within the heinous assault.”

Data Minister Fawad Chaudhry expressed shock and grief over the shootings and mentioned, “Hearts and soul of individuals of Pakistan are with individuals of New Zealand. Bangladesh Cricket Group escaped the assault; Pakistan suffered identical state of affairs years again and might really feel n relate to the ache and distress.”

A gunman opened fireplace on Friday prayers at a mosque in New Zealand killing many worshippers and forcing town of Christchurch into lockdown as police launched an enormous manhunt.

New Zealand media reported that between 9 and 27 individuals have been killed, however the dying toll couldn’t be confirmed. Police mentioned a number of fatalities had occurred at two mosques, however it was unclear what number of attackers have been concerned.

“That is one in all New Zealand’s darkest days,” mentioned Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. “Clearly what has occurred right here is a unprecedented and unprecedented act of violence.”

Neither Ardern nor police gave a casualty toll.

Witnesses informed media {that a} man wearing a military-style, camouflage outfit, and carrying an automated rifle had began randomly capturing individuals within the Al Noor mosque.

The Bangladesh cricket workforce was arriving for Friday prayers when the capturing occurred however all members have been protected, a workforce coach informed Reuters.


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