PM Imran announces award for Pakistan Christchurch hero Naeem Rashid

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced that national award  will be    conferred  posthumously on   Mian Naeem Rashid,  a Pakistani man who lost his life while  attempting to prevent a terrorist from shooting worshippers at a  mosque in New  Zealand.

“Pakistan is proud of Mian Naeem Rashid who was martyred trying to tackle the while Supremacist terrorist  and his courage will be recognized with  a national award,”  the prime minister tweeted.

The prime minister said the government was  ready to extend all support to families of Pakistan victims of the the terrorist attack in Christchurch .

According to Foreign Office, nine Pakistani  national  were killed in the attack that took place on Friday .

Naeem Rashid also lost a 22-year old son in the massacre which  Bangladesh cricket team escaped narrowly.

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