Eight Pakistanis martyred in mosque attacks laid to rest in Christchurch: FO

Eight Pakistanis martyred in mosque attacks laid to rest in Christchurch: FO

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Eight Pakistanis martyred in terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand were buried in a local graveyard in Christchurch on Friday.


According to a tweet by Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal, more than 20 family members, who flew from Pakistan, joined the last rituals of the martyrs.

He said travel of these family members was facilitated by Pakistan Foreign Office and the New Zealand government.

The FO spokesperson said that the body of Syed Areeb Ahmed, who was among the nine Pakistanis martyred in the terrorist attack, would be repatriated to Pakistan in the next few days. His family is being kept informed.

Dr Mohammad Faisal said that the funeral was attended by more than 5000 people, of which there were about 1500 Muslims, who came from all over New Zealand.

He added that Pakistan’s High Commissioner and the High Commission staff remains in Christchurch to continue assistance to the bereaved families.