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NZ mosque assaults: PM Imran broadcasts nationwide award for martyred hero Naeem Rashid | Pakistan

Naeem Rashid (Left) with son Talha Naeem (Proper). Photograph: Khaleej Instances 

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday stated Pakistani nationwide Naeem Rashid, who was martyred in Friday’s terrorist assault on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, shall be recognised for his braveness with a nationwide award.

The premier additionally introduced to increase all assist to the households of the 9 Pakistanis martyred within the white supremacist terrorist assault.

“We stand prepared to increase all our assist to the households of Pakistani victims of the terrorist assault in Christchurch. Pakistan is happy with Mian Naeem Rashid who was martyred attempting to sort out the white supremacist terrorist and his braveness shall be acknowledged with a nationwide award,” PM Imran tweeted. 

Rashid, a resident of Jinnahabad in Abbottabad and a professor in New Zealand, was current on the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch when a terrorist opened hearth on the worshippers. He sacrificed his life attempting to cease the shooter.

His son, 22-year-old Talha Naeem, a civil engineering graduate, was amongst those that misplaced their lives within the capturing.

Rashid, who was injured in his bid to overpower the attacker, handed away on Saturday after succumbing to his accidents.

A complete of nine Pakistanis were martyred in Friday’s assault.

Their names are:

  • Mr Sohail Shahid
  • Syed Jahandad Ali
  • Syed Areeb Ahmed
  • Mr Mahboob Haroon
  • Mr Naeem Rashid
  • Mr Talha Naeem
  • Mr Zeeshan Raza
  • Mr Ghulam Hussain
  • Ms Karam 

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran had condemned the terrorist assault on the 2 mosques in Christchurch and stated that terrorism does not have a religion.

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

“I blame these rising 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 respectable Muslim political struggles,” PM Imran had added.


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