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Pakistan

Web Desk
March 21, 2019

Pakistani martyr Areeb Ahmed's body to arrive home next week

Pakistan

Web Desk
Thu, Mar 21, 2019

WELLINGTON: Eight Pakistani martyrs, who lost their lives in brutal Christchurch mosques’ attack, will be buried in New Zealand while the body of Syed Areeb Ahmed  to be brought home next week.

The funeral prayers  of the victims of  New Zealand mosques' attack were held in the New Zealand  city of Christchurch on Thursday and  the bodies of  seven  Pakistani martyrs were handed over to  their families.

High Commissioner to New Zealand Dr Abdul Malik said that the families of eight Pakistani martyrs have decided to bury their beloved ones in New Zealand, adding that the body of Syed Areeb Ahmed will be   flown to Pakistan later next week.

“Arrival of the body in Pakistan [from New Zealand] will take minimum 6 days,” the high commission said.

New Zealand has asked to bear all expenses of body’s transfer to Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan had also offered to pay overall expenses.