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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad announces with profound sorrow and grief that the following Pakistanis have embraced ‘Shahadat’ in the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 15 March 2019:

1. Mr. Sohail Shahid 2. Syed Jahandad Ali (Lahore) 3. Syed Areeb Ahmed (Karachi) 4. Mr. Mahboob Haroon (Islamabad) 5. Mr. Naeem Rashid (Abbotabad) 6. Mr. Talha Naeem (Abbotabad)

The latest information about other three missing Pakistanis will be shared once their identity is confirmed by the local authorities.

The Ministry expresses its deepest condolences and sympathies with the families of the victims of this atrocious terrorist attack.

The Crisis Management Cell at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad and the High Commission of Pakistan in Wellington, New Zealand, are working for assistance to the families including visas (if required) and transportation of the dead bodies to Pakistan, at the earliest.


16 March 2019

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