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Pakistan flag to stay half-mast Monday in reminiscence of Christchurch martyrs | Pakistan

International Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi addressing a press convention in Islamabad. Picture: Geo Information

ISLAMABAD: International Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated the Pakistan flag will stay half-mast in any respect nationwide buildings on Monday to mourn the deaths of Pakistanis who have been martyred within the New Zealand mosque assaults.

Addressing a press convention on Sunday, Qureshi stated he had spoken to New Zealand overseas minister on telephone on size, after 50 individuals, together with 9 Pakistanis, have been shot useless by a 28-year-old right-wing extremist who attacked two mosques in Christchurch: the Al Noor Mosque, and one other mosque within the suburb of Linwood. 

“The assailant attacked the 2 mosques and your entire act continued for 36 minutes,” Qureshi knowledgeable. 

He added that the identification of our bodies was an advanced and tough course of. “All these martyred within the assault have been recognized and from tomorrow the method of handing over the our bodies to the family will begin.”

Qureshi stated the New Zealand overseas minister had knowledgeable him that an investigation into the gunman’s motives is underneath means.

“The Pakistan Excessive Fee in New Zealand is making all efforts for the affected Pakistani households. The households of six of the martyred need to bury their useless in New Zealand, whereas three have expressed want to bury their useless in Pakistan.”

Qureshi additional stated that he has made contact along with his Turkish counterpart and it has been determined to convene an emergency assembly of the Council of International Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on March 22 in Istanbul.

“In the course of the assembly, efforts will likely be made to unify the Ummah and devise a method to know the basis causes of rising Islamophobia within the West and its implications for Muslims all over the world,” the overseas minister shared.

Furthermore, Qureshi stated he’ll depart for China tonight to attend Pak-China Strategic Dialogue to debate problems with bilateral significance. “China has repeatedly proved that it’s a honest pal of Pakistan. Extra consultations will likely be held with China on the long run course of occasions within the area,” he stated.

The minister added, that he’ll write a letter to all parliamentary leaders with a view to take them into confidence on additional progress within the implementation of the Nationwide Motion Plan.

Qureshi stated the leaders will likely be invited for a gathering on 28th of this month on the Parliament Home in Islamabad to hunt their opinions and steerage on the way in which to maneuver ahead within the backdrop of post-Pulwama developments.

“PPP chief Asif Ali Zardari and Chief of the Opposition within the Nationwide Meeting Shehbaz Sharif have assured me of their cooperation on all problems with nationwide curiosity and safety,” Qureshi stated. 


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