Pakistani flag to fly at half-mast to mourn victims of New Zealand terror attacks
Addressing a news conference, the foreign minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan took the decision regarding the national flag to fly at half-mast at all the national buildings.
The premier also announced to posthumously confer National Award on martyred Mian Naeem Rashid on Pakistan Day (March 23) to recognize his courage as he tried to overpower the white supremacist terrorist to save others from his killing spree.
The foreign minister said that nine Pakistani nationals had been confirmed martyred in the deadly incident with one more being in critical condition and treated at hospital.
Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner in New Zealand Moazam Shah was in contact with his family, he added.
My heart is filled with sorrow as I confirm the deaths of the following Pakistanis who embraced Shahadat in the horrific terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. To their families, I express my deepest sympathies and promise to facilitate them to the best of our abilities. pic.twitter.com/cQkzYg9gWX— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) March 16, 2019
Qureshi said the government was also in contact with the families of those martyred in the Christchurch attack in Pakistan.