Hearts, soul of Pakistanis are with people of New Zealand: Fawad

New Zealand Fawad Chaudhry Information minister mosque in new Zealand Hearts soul of Pakistanis Shocked and grieved Bangladesh cricket team
15 Mar, 2019 12:36 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry expressed his grief over the unfortunate tragic terrorist attack in New Zealand mosque.

Fawad on his official twitter handle wrote “Shocked and grieved on the news of multiple attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.”

He also said in his tweet that “Hearts and soul of people of Pakistan are with the people of New Zealand.”

“Bangladesh cricket team escaped the attack, Pakistan suffered same situation years back and can feel and relate to the pain and misery,” information minister added in his tweet post.

“Shocked n griefed on news of multiple attacks at two mosques in Christchurch New Zeland, hearts and soul of people of Pak are with people of New Zeland, Bangladesh Cricket Team escaped the attack;Pak suffered same situation years back n can feel n relate to the pain n misery,” the minister tweeted.


40 martyred as gunman opens fire at mosque in new Zealand

Earlier today, in New Zealand, at least 40 people were martyred and more than dozens injured when a gunman opened fire in a mosque in Christ Church city on Friday morning as Bangladesh cricket team safe in vicinity of shooting.

New Zealand police were hunting an active shooter in the center of Christchurch city after a gunman opened fire at a mosque inflicting several casualties.

A witness told media that a man dressed in a military-style, camouflage outfit, and carrying an automatic rifle had started randomly shooting people in the mosque.

“A serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter,” New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said. “Police are responding with its full capability to manage the situation, but the risk environment remains extremely high.”

Bangladesh cricket team safe in vicinity of shooting

The Bangladesh cricket team was going to Friday prayers at the mosque, the Masjid Al Noor, when the shooting occurred but all members were safe, a team coach told Reuters.

After the firing incident, Bangladeshi cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim took his twitter and said, “Alhamdulillah Allah save us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque…we r extremely lucky…never want to see this things happen again….pray for us.”

Media reported that a gunman opened fire inside mosque in Christchurch’s Hagley Park district. There were reports of armed police at a second mosque in the suburb of Linwood.

People in center of the city should stay indoors, police said. All Christchurch schools and council buildings have been placed into lockdown.

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