Pakistan government to honour the man who tried to stop Christchurch shooter

The Pakistani  government  says they are going to honour Christchurch mosque hero(Rashid) with national award Rashid,who died trying to tackle the attacker in New Zealand mosque attack, to be recognised for 'his courage'. 

 Naeem RASHID the man whom tried  to neutralise the Christchurch shooter
Naeem RASHID the man whom tried  to neutralise the Christchurch shooter

 A Pakistani man, who died trying to tackle the New Zealand mosques attacker, will be honoured posthumously with a national award, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said. 

 Naeem Rashid, 49, was among nine Pakistanis killed in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday.

 "Pakistan is proud of Mian Naeem Rashid who was martyred trying to tackle the white supremacist terrorist and his courage will be recognised with a national award," Khan wrote on Twitter on Sunday, while extending support to the families of the Pakistani victims. 

 Rashid, originally from Abbottabad in Pakistan, was "badly wounded" in the attack on the Al Noor mosque after he tried "overpowering the shooter", the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis said in a series of Twitter posts.

 He was rushed to the hospital but died "due to indiscriminate firing", the ministry added. Rashid's 21-year-old son Talha Naeem was also killed in the attack, Pakistan's foreign ministry said. 

 A spokesman of the ministry Mohammad Faisal,said both the deceased would be buried in Christchurch and arrangements for the burial are in place. 

 At least 50 people, hailing from Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Bangladesh, Turkey, Indonesia and Malaysia were killed, when 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant opened fire at Al Noor and Linwood mosques.

 It was the deadliest mass shooting in the country's modern history.

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