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PM announces national award for NZ mosque massacre hero Naeem Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced that New Zealand mosque massacre hero Mian Naeem Rashid will be honoured with a national award for his bravery.

Naeem Rashid and his son Talha Naeem tried to intercept the shooter, but they were shot dead in their attempt. Naeem and Talha, who hailed from Abbottabad, were injured as they attempted to overpower the attacker and later succumbed to their injuries.

Making the announcement, the premier wrote on Twitter: “We stand ready to extend all our support to the families of Pakistani victims of the terrorist attack in Christchurch. Pakistan is proud of Mian Naeem Rashid who was martyred trying to tackle the White Supremacist terrorist & his courage will be recognized with a national award.”

Nine Pakistanis were among 49 martyred in Christchurch mosque attack on Friday.



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