Pakistani officials and authorities condemned the New Zealand mosque attacks on Friday (today).
New Zealand mosque attacks are strongly condemned by Pakistan as Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal tweeted about the incident. He said that:
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@DrMFaisal) March 15, 2019
Dr Muhammad Faisal revaeld that FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi also condemned the incident.
FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi has condemned in the strongest terms the tragic terrorist attack in #Christchurch, #NewZeland
FM has expressed condolences over loss of innocent lives in the heinous attack
#ChristchurchMosqueAttack @MFATgovtNZ @SMQureshiPTI #pakistanagainstterror
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) March 15, 2019
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that the whole Pakistani nation is chocked and grieved over the incident.
Shocked n griefed on news of multiple attacks at two mosques in Christchurch NewZeland,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,
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 15, 2019
In New Zealand mosque attacks today, around 9 to 27 people are died, while the death toll is unconfirmed. The firing was occurred at two mosques and it is unclear yet about the number of attackers.
Video footage widely circulated on social media, apparently taken by a gunman and posted online live as the attack unfolded, showed him driving to one mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people inside. Worshippers, possibly dead or wounded, lay huddled on the floor of the mosque, the video showed.
New Zealand’s Police Commissioner Mike Bush said “as far as we know” multiple fatalities occurred at two mosques. Police had one person in custody but they were not sure if others were involved, and people should stay away from mosques.