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:
‘World to lose $6 trillion due to cyber-attacks by 2020’
ANKARA: Companies and households all around the world may incur losses worth $6 trillion due to cyberattacks by 2020, said head of Turkey’s Mobile Service Provider Businessmen’s Association (MOBILSIAD).
The world lost $3 trillion due to cyberattacks in 2015 and these financial losses are predicted to reach $3.5 trillion last year, Prof. Kerem Alkin told state news agency.
He stressed that in 2020, the world’s cyber-security expenses, which are currently around $100 billion, will also reach $1 trillion.
“In 2020, the number of smart devices will reach 200 billion and, people will use 300 billion passwords for everyday life,” he said.
Between 2015 and 2017, an average of one company was exposed to cyberattack for ransom in every 40 seconds, he noted.
It is expected that this rate would reach every 14 seconds this year, he added.
“Illegal organizations turn towards cyberattacks due to high profit and low cost,” he underlined.
Touching on ransomware issue, he said that last year illegal organizations earned $5 billion from ransom attacks across the world.
Ransomware — a kind of malware — locks or limits using computers’ hard drive until paying a ransom to an illegal organization.
Nawaz Sharif granted bail on medical grounds in Al-Azizia case!
ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court here has granted bail to Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds suspending his sentence in Al-Azizia case or six weeks.
According to details, a three-judge bench led by CJP granted bail to the deposed prime minister enabling him to seek medical treatment within the country. He will not be allowed to leave the country.
The bail has been granted against two surety bonds of Rs. 5 million each and as soon as its period is over he will have to surrender himself to jail authorities. Sharif’s advocate had requested for bail for eight weeks.
Rao Anwar, others indicted by Karachi ATC in Naqeebullah murder case
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court here has indicted former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and other suspects in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case.
During the hearing on Monday, the court summoned the witnesses in the case on the next hearing, which has been set for April 11.
The court has also summoned Naqeebullah’s father, who is the petitioner in the case, and the judicial magistrate at the next hearing.