Four Pakistani injured, five missing in New Zealand mosques massacre


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Four Pakistani national were injured and five others are missing in the deadly terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand which claimed at least 49 lives on Friday.Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said in a tweet that the injured are being treated in hospitals, while the Pakistan High Commission in New Zealand is in contact with local authorities to ascertain the identity of the five people who are missing.

Meanwhile, an anchor on a private news channel, Adil Shahzaib, shared the details of five missing Pakistanis on micro-blogging website Twitter.

Earlier, High Commissioner Abdul Malik told a private news channel that they are in contact with the local Pakistani community as well as local authorities to find out about casualties.

He said the affected mosques in Christchurch were established in 1960 and at the time of shooting about 300 people were inside. It was an unprecedented terrorist act in the country’s history, the diplomat added.

Moreover, one gunman, identified as an Australian extremist, apparently livestreaming the deadly assault that triggered the lockdown of the New Zealand city.

The Pakistani community in the country is over 20,000.