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NZ Mosques’ massacre hero Naeem Rashid and son confirmed dead

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office here has confirmed today that Mian Naeem Rashid, the Pakistani national who had attempted to wrestle the gun from Brenton Tarrant as he was killing the namazis, died in the hospital. 

According to details Naeem Rashid was badly wounded as he tried to protect other namazis and was rushed to the nearest medical facility but he succumbed to his injuries on Friday night. Rashid, from Abbottabad, was working in Christchurch as a teacher. His 21-year-old son Talha also died in the shooting. 

Prime Minister Imran Khan took to the twitter to laud the bravery of Mian Naeem Rashid and announced that his courage would be recognized with a national award.

The Foreign Minister while informing that the National Flag will fly at half-mast on Monday 18th March all over Pakistan revealed that Mia Naeem Rashid would be (posthumously) decorated on 23rd of March, 2019 for his heroic struggle against the white supremacist terrorist during the attack.

Others who lost lives in the massacre include Sohail Shahid, Syed Jahandad Ali, Syed Areeb Ahmed, Mahboob Haroon, Zeeshan Raza, his father Ghulam Hussain and mother Karam Bibi. One Pakistani is being treated in ICU.  

A relevant piece published earlier: 

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.