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Pakistan

Web Desk
March 17, 2019

PM Imran announces award for Pakistan Christchurch hero Naeem Rashid

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sun, Mar 17, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced that national award  will be    conferred  posthumously on   Mian Naeem Rashid,  a Pakistani man who lost his life while  attempting to prevent a terrorist from shooting worshippers at a  mosque in New  Zealand.

"Pakistan is proud of Mian Naeem Rashid who was martyred trying to tackle the while Supremacist terrorist  and his courage will be recognized with  a national award,"  the prime minister tweeted.

Related story: Christchurch shooting: Nine Pakistanis confirmed martyred in New Zealand attacks

The prime minister said the government was  ready to extend all support to families of Pakistan victims of the the terrorist attack in Christchurch .

According to Foreign Office, nine Pakistani  national  were killed in the attack that took place on Friday .

Related story: Karachi’s chartered accountant among Christchurch victims

Naeem Rashid also lost a 22-year old son in the massacre which  Bangladesh cricket team escaped narrowly.