Friday, 22 March 2019, 10:49:54 am
Terrorism doesn't have a religion; PM strongly condemns terrorist attack in Christchurch Mosques
March 15, 2019

President, Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have strongly condenmned the terrorist attack in Christchurch.

In a tweet, the President expressed shock and grief on the horrific massacre in Christchurch mosque.

He said hate once unleashed is difficult to stop and these are difficult times.

The President said his prayers go for the victims. May their souls rest in peace!

Dr. Arif Alvi also offered condolences to the families and prayed that they have strength to bear this loss.

In his Tweet, Prime Minister Imran Khan attributed such terror acts to the post nine-eleven Islamphobia under which the one point three billion Muslims of the world are being blamed for any act of terrorism by a single Muslim individual.

The Prime Minister said the attack is also a deliberate attempt to demonize legitimate Muslim political struggles.

Imran Khan said the incident has reaffirmed our claim that terrorism does not have any religion.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has also condemned the terrorist attack in strongest terms.

Foreign Minister said about three hundred Pakistanis are residing in Christchurch and there are no reports of any Pakistani casuality in the despicable incident.

Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal strongly condemning the terrorist attack in New Zealand said our High Commission is in constant touch with the local authorities, to ascertain further details.

Spokesperson said the Pakistani High Commission has designated Syed Moazzam Shah as focal person for the purpose.

Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad, has also expressed grief over the attack and said the hearts and soul of people of Pakistan are with people of New Zealand. The Minister said Pakistan suffered the same situation years back and can feel and relate to the pain and misery.

Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has also strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch city of New Zealand in which innocent worshippers were martyred.

In a statement, the PPP Chairman said that the menace of terrorism has crossed continents and posing far more threats to world peace than ever before.

He said the world needs more serious and coordinated joint efforts to wipe out terror, which is hounding the humanity everywhere.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed heartfelt condolences with those who lost their loved ones in the horrible Christchurch attacks and added that that people of Pakistan and the his party stand in complete solidarity with the victims.

World leaders have also strongly condemned the terrorist attack in New Zealand.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan strongly condemned deadly mosque shootings in New Zealand.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Indonesia strongly condemns this shooting act, especially at a place of worship. Leader of the biggest party in ruling coalition in Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim said he was deeply saddened by this uncivilized act, which goes against humanistic values and took the lives of civilians.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has also expressed shock and revulsion at the terror attack in New Zealand.

He said on behalf of the Commonwealth family I convey my deepest sympathy to the people of New Zealand and to all those directly affected by the appalling acts of hate-fuelled violence that have been inflicted on the community in Christchurch.

The European Union and NATO have extended condolences over the loss of lives in terror attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

European Union High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said in a statement that attacks on places of worship are attacks on all of us who value diversity and freedom of religion and expression.

NATO’s secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said in a tweet that NATO stands with New Zealand in defense of our open societies and shared values.

US President Donald Trump condemned the horrible massacre at two mosques in New Zealand today.

In a tweet message, he said my warmest sympathy and best wishes go out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques.

Earlier, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that the United States strongly condemned the attack.

She said our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate.