News Desk |
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday, 21st March called Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand on the telephone to pay condolences for the terrorist attacks on two Christchurch mosques last Friday which claimed the lives of 50 Muslim worshippers including 9 Pakistanis.
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his solidarity and admired the popular Prime Minister Ardern for the professional and humane handling of the situation by her after the horrifying massacre.
PM Arden also passed a motion to amend gun laws and New Zealand banned the open sale of Automatic and Semi-Automatic weapons.
PM Khan also praised the efficient response of the local authorities and the high level of respect shown by the prime minister for Muslims. Prime Minister Ardern had gone down to meet the Muslim community and made a heartfelt speech which started with her apologizing for not protecting them from the attack.
The speech and the policies that followed earned her global praise, especially in Pakistan. PM Arden also passed a motion to amend gun laws and New Zealand banned the open sale of Automatic and Semi-Automatic weapons. Prime Minister Ardern has shown the way to other leaders in the face of rising Islamophobia and global extremism, PM Khan said.
PM Khan, who is also regarded as one of the most popular leaders around the world, added that he was calling Prime Minister Ardern on the behest of the people of Pakistan, where she has earned a massive fan following due to her actions, to thank her for her compassion, leadership, and decisions in the face of crisis.
In the attack that took 50 lives by a White Supremacist terrorist last week, a Pakistani Naeem Rashid is being hailed as a national hero due to his actions; the gallant man had jumped in front of the terrorist and tried to save his fellow worshippers, receiving the most bullets. His son Talha Naeem also got killed in the attack. PM Khan has announced a national award for his gallantry and to honor his sacrifice.