(Web Desk) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Friday strongly condemned the
terrorist attack in two New Zealand mosques.
In a tweet, the premier said our prayers are with the bereaved families for losing nears and dears in the attack. He said we have always been saying that terrorism has no religion.
“I blame these increasing terror attacks on the current Islamophobia post-9/11 where Islam & 1.3 bn Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror by a Muslim,” he added.
PM said, “This has been done deliberately to also demonize legitimate Muslim political struggles.”
On the other hand, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said our High Commission is in constant touch with the local authorities, trying to ascertain further details.
The Spokesperson said the Pakistani High Commission has designated Minister Political Syed Moazzam Shah as focal point for the purpose.
It is to be mentioned here that an attack on two crowded mosques during Friday prayers left at least 40 people dead on what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”.
Witnesses spoke of seeing bloodied bodies, with children also believed to be among the dead, and police warned of “extremely distressing footage” of the incident circulating on the internet.