Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned his New Zealand counterpart Ms. Jacinda Ardern and condemned the terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch. Prime Minister Imran Khan admired the humane handling of the situation after the attack.
He appreciated the quick response of the local authorities and the high level of respect shown by the Prime Minister of New Zealand for Muslims. He said Ardern has shown the way to other leaders in the face of rising Islamophobia and global extremism Prime Minister Khan added that he was calling Prime Minister Arden on behalf of the people of Pakistan to thank her for her compassion, leadership and decisions that won her many admirers in Pakistan.
Prime Minister Arden said that New Zealand was in shock and informed Prime Minister Imran Khan of immediate actions taken after the attack including the banning of all military style semi and automatic guns and assault riffles. She also acknowledged the sacrifices of Pakistanis in the attack, particularly the bravery and valour of Mr. Naeem Rasheed.
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17 November, 2019