‘Real Hero’: Pakistani Man Who Tried To Stop New Zealand Gunman Dies
Naeem Rashid, a Pakistani man who tried to stop New Zealand shooter, died after sustaining severe injuries.
Brother of Naeem Rashid, Khurshid Alam, confirmed to CNN in Abbottabad that his brother and nephew were among those killed.
Rashid, 50, was in New Zealand for seven years and used to teach at a university and his son Talha Rashid, 21, was a university teacher.
A gunman went on a shooting rampage in two mosques of New Zealand, killing 49 people and injuring many. The shooter live streamed the attack and in the video, Rashid could be seen stopping the shooter.
Earlier, Foreign Office Spokesperson Muhammad Faisal had confirmed that four Pakistanis were wounded in Friday’s deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand.
In an official statement, Faisal had said that four Pakistanis were confirmed to be injured in the attack, while five others were missing. He said that the foreign office is constantly in contact with officials in New Zealand to locate the missing individuals. The high commission is also in touch with the families.
Update on New Zealand terrorism incident – 4 Pakistanis injured and being treated in hospitals – 5 Pakistanis are missing. Identities are being authenticated in consultation with local authorities.
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@DrMFaisal) March 15, 2019
“People who watched the horrific video of Christchurch attack would have noticed the man who tried to stop the white supremacist Australian terrorist. The man was a Pakistani #NaeemRashid. A while ago he embraced martyrdom in hospital. His son aged 22 was killed in the Mosque.”
People who watched the horrific video of #christchurch attack would have noticed the man who tried to stop the whites supremacist Australian terrorist. The man was a Pakistani #NaeemRashid. A while ago he embraced martyrdom in hospital. His son aged 22 was killed in the Mosque. pic.twitter.com/GE1xB3PT8o
— Muhammad Khizer Hayat (@Muhamma07420196) March 16, 2019
People are calling him a “real hero” and paying him tribute.
A social media user said that salute to “real hero” Naeem Rashid who tried to stop the terrorist attack.
Shocked on International Media Behaviour #NewZealandTerroristAttack Salute to #NaeemRashid Real Hero A #Pakistani from Abbotabad Tried to Stop #TerroristAttack Bearhandedly and laid his life after Son #Talha #Muslim Standing On Door Of #Mosque say loud Welcome audible in Vdo pic.twitter.com/J71KDsUBOi
— Dr. Meraj Siddiqui (@DrMerajS) March 16, 2019
Another social media user said that “he tried to grab the terrorist and stop him. He lost his life. Only few have courage to do so”.
he tried to grab the terrorist and stop him.He lost his life . Only few have the courage to do so & Pakistanis are most among them#Christchurch #TerroristAttack#NewZealandMosqueAttack
— Zoya Sethi🇵🇰 (@sethiipk) March 16, 2019
[In Pictures] World Mourns Terror Attacks:
“A British Christian man stood at the door of a mosque in Manchester and wrote on a tablet: “You are my friends I will watch while you pray”.
— AL NAIF (@mesho3112) March 16, 2019
— Tanveer Hussain (@tanveerh5) March 16, 2019
Photos’ Courtesy: AP